The Supreme Court just gutted Roe v. More state bans are on the way.
Jess and Imani on their weekly podcast as they help you make sense of the chaos. Sex workers run a higher risk of virus transmission, as many jobs—like stripping, escorting, and massage work—require in-person gatherings and physical intimacy. The public health crisis has also meant lost incomes and a decimation of their industry. Strip clubs closed.
Massage parlors closed. Online, sex workers across the country have shared updates about cancellations and declines in business.
Those with access are moving online to subscription services like OnlyFans and camming, or shifting to other industries altogether. Sex workers are usually self employed or independent contractors, and thus not eligible for unemployment benefits when out of a job.
And there is no knowing how long it will take for the industry to bounce back, given the forecasted economic recession. Sex workers and advocates have set up emergency relief fundraisers in cities like New YorkDetroitPortlandand Las Vegas.
More comprehensive lists of emergency relief fundraisers can be found here and hereincluding international efforts. SWOP Behind Bars accepts book donations for incarcerated sex workers and those who will be released soon.
Sex work advocates across the country are pushing for the decriminalization of sex work. The bill package, which consists of the U. Screening platforms for sex workers like VerifyHim limited their offerings.
Sex workers have reported being de-platformed from their social media s and payment processors as a result. One free way to support sex workers is to learn about, rally against, and reach out to lawmakers about legislation that harms the community.
When possible, send money directly through payment processors like Venmo or Cash App. Often, independent providers like dominatrixes will provide wish lists and accept tributes from their clients or anyone who wants to contribute. Donating old devices or sharing your technological wherewithal can be helpful for sex workers trying to transition to digital work.
Sex workers have been sharing tips and providing open resources for making money online. As a highly criminalized community, sex workers are disproportionately likely to enter into the criminal justice system and be incarcerated.
Abolitionist activists across the country have called on Congress and local officials to FreeThemAll. Lawyered The Supreme Court just gutted Roe v.
Roe has collapsed and Texas is in chaos. Stay up to date with The Fallout, a newsletter from our expert journalists. False Witnesses. ZIP: 02903 02906 02907 02905 02908 02909 02904 02912 02901 02902 02918 02940