Craigslist said on Wednesday that it had permanently closed the section of its sites in the United States that carried sex-related advertising, but it defended its right to carry such advertisements as well as its efforts to fight sex trafficking. William Clinton Powell, director of customer and law enforcement relations at Craigslist, and Elizabeth L. Powell said. The hearing, held by the House subcommittee on crime, terrorism and homeland security, came after days of speculation about the motives of Craigslist. Though federal law protects Craigslist against liability for what its users post, it has been criticized by state attorneys general and advocacy groups who say the site has the responsibility to fight sex trafficking and other sex crimes. On Aug.
Unfortunately, Congress failed to consult sex workers, or scholars who study this industry, and passed a bill so broad that it immediately increased risk and harm to adult consensual sex workers. For the past five years, we have studied the business practices of one niche within the U. Sex workers in our study identify themselves as businesswomen and entrepreneurs who sell their time and companionship. From the perspective of sex workers, the conflation of consensual sex work with sex trafficking is inaccurate, deeply frustrating, and degrading.
It is estimated that there are between 60, and 80, sex workers in the UK, the majority women, working either on the streets, or more commonly now in a variety of indoor environments. The number of sex workers in the UK is estimated to be around 72, with about 32, working in London. An estimated sex workers were murdered between and