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OnlyFans reversed its policy, but sex workers are still wary

Sep 2, 2021
Even though the platform reversed a planned ban on sexual content, sex workers are still pushing for changes.
A man reviews pictures of himself on his cellphone while making content for his OnlyFans profile in 2020.
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COVID transformed the sex work industry, but not the laws governing it

Mar 4, 2021
Some argue that legislation passed to prevent online sex trafficking is blocking a range of consensual transactions.
"Sex work was among a kind of array of jobs that are incredibly vulnerable and precarious, like in the gig economy where you’re not protected," said Mireille Miller-Young, a feminist studies professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Pictured: Activists and sex workers participate in a protest in Miami Beach, Florida.
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Sex workers say anti-trafficking law fuels inequality

Apr 30, 2019
Experts say FOSTA-SESTA has pushed sex workers off the internet and onto the street.
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What sex workers and surfers can teach us about risk management

Mar 29, 2019
Economist Allison Schrager takes lessons from workers with precarious jobs that apply to all of us.
Signs for the Love Ranch Las Vegas brothel in Crystal, Nevada.
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