This is an op-ed by author Alana Massey on the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA).

When I use my writing platform to discuss my sex work history and advocate for people who are currently in the sex trades, one of the occupational hazards I resent the most is the demands that I prove my legitimacy by reliving past traumas. Another is the unending task of learning the ins and outs of misleadingly labeled federal legislation that would be disastrous for sex workers. But learn it, I do, and you should too as a horrific bill, the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017 (SESTA), inches closer to a Senate vote.

 

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If You Care About Sex Trafficking, Trust People in the Sex Trades — Not Celebrities by Alana Massey
allure, March 7, 2018
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