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RESEARCH SUMMARY  | The effects of language &  identity of sex work on stigma & the sex workers’ rights movement

By | September 19th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Katie Bloomquist, Vice President SWOP-USA and Eric Sprankle, PsyD Background Sex work stigma is well-documented (e.g., Koken, 2012), and one effort among the multidisciplinary and intersectional sex workers’ rights movement is to correct stigmatizing language [...]

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SWOP-USA stands in opposition of disguised internet censorship bill SESTA, S. 1963

By | August 11th, 2017|Categories: Call to action, Uncategorized|

08/11/17 Contact Briq House: Communications Director, SWOP USA - Briq@swopusa.org Senator Rob Portman has introduced a bill to congress that would be detrimental to Sex Workers, small businesses, and tech giants alike. The Stop Enabling [...]

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Public shaming of sex workers increases minority stress and harm

By | August 8th, 2017|Categories: Hear Our Voice|Tags: , , , , , , |

Contact: Katie Bloomquist, Vice President, SWOP USA– katie@swopusa.org Another sex worker has been arrested and charged for selling sexual labor in Minnesota. Two years later, a writer at the Star Tribune published an article containing [...]

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Statement: Sex workers denounce prison sentence of Rentboy CEO – Judge acknowledged Rentboy “did a lot of good”

By | August 5th, 2017|Categories: Announcements|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Katie Bloomquist, Vice President, SWOP USA– katie@swopusa.org FORMER CEO OF RENTBOY, JEFF HURANT, HAS BEEN SENTENCED TO 6 MONTHS IN PRISON AND $7500 FINE – DESPITE JUDGE ACKNOWLEDGING RENTBOY CEO AS [...]

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