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staff writer @newrepublic » A WOMAN IS AGAINST THE LAW @littlebrown TK + PLAYING THE WHORE @versobooks » @nyguild » rep @sarahburnes
Sep 16, 2018 9 tweets 3 min read
Meanwhile, the Texas Tribune (accurately, afaik) reported that one victim was a trans woman, and all were sex workers. AP could be misgendering and/or could be doing the usual, denying sex workers womanhood. Both tweets are still up FYI +
Aug 6, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
A story I uncovered for this dive into nearly two decades of anti-trafficking politics: in 2015, Hillary Clinton told a private activist meeting that she supported decriminalizing sex work, which she says she understood as distinct from human trafficking.… That is to say: on sex workers’ rights, Hillary Clinton was to the left of even her most ardent supporters. And to my knowledge, none of them nor any journalist got her on the record on her position during the 2016 campaign.
Jun 21, 2018 11 tweets 4 min read
With a group of families who have entered the NYC Federal building housing ICE, to occupy it “Children belong with their families. Not behind bars or in cages.” Families with young children occupying ICE in NYC.
Mar 14, 2018 86 tweets 42 min read
Behind #SESTA is a nearly 20 year old coalition of lobby groups seeking to eradicate sex work. Meet them – and their grassroots opposition:… Pushing #SESTA? @WorldWEUS, an anti-sex work group formed by @CATWIntl; religious right org @ncose; @IAmJaneDoeFilm Director @marymazzio.

Against? Grassroots sex worker activists; plus @TransEquality and @NCLRights; also @genderhealth @iwhc @ACLU @EFF…