Hate crimes legislation is often hailed as a progressive response to violence against LGBT people. But what should we do about the everyday violence experienced by Black and Latinx LGBT people?
The federal response to sex trafficking has overemphasized prosecution. To fix what is wrong, we need to divest from the carceral system and invest in human rights.
December 17th is International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. To end violence against sex workers, we must decriminalize sex work.
Anti-prostitution loitering laws target poor women of color. Repealing these laws is a first step toward reducing harm and ending a racist, sexist, and transphobic system of sexual policing.
Applying the lens of financial predation expands our understanding of who is involved in the criminal justice system.
Women of color are more likely to experience gender-based violence and fear of contacting the police for help.
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