The myth of the strong Black woman perpetuates inequality. To support Black women through this pandemic, we must address the underlying conditions of oppression.
Despite new regulatory attention to the gig economy, gendered labor remains invisible and unregulated when performed in private homes.
New spending on “supremacy in the skies” accompanies paid parental leave for two million federal workers. But what about the rest of America’s families who are still left high and dry?
While FOSTA was an important step to protect victims of online trafficking, we must do more to protect marginalized people who engage in street- or survival-based sex trading, which has become more dangerous post-FOSTA.
FOSTA conflates consensual sex workers with trafficking victims. As a result, it has made consensual sex markets more coercive and riskier, while hindering anti-trafficking efforts.
The sex trade is defined by exploitation. For survivors, FOSTA is a welcome step towards holding those who profit off of online exploitation accountable.
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