The pandemic has laid bare the many risks of carceral responses to domestic abuse. We can no longer blindly accept that arrest is best.
While nominally led by women, Puerto Rico’s government has not addressed underlying gender issues made worse by recent disasters, nor heeded calls for change from feminist groups.
How an evidence-based partnership between researchers and anti-trafficking stakeholders successfully shifted media coverage of the 2018 Super Bowl.
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.
The goal of shuttering U.S.-based commercial sex websites was both necessary and effective, but law enforcement is still struggling to adapt to FOSTA’s many unintended consequences in its broader fight against the commercial sex industry.
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.
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