You may have heard about the Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA) and the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA) – legislation recently signed into law by the US Congress. What you may not have heard, is that this wet blanket approach to meant to stop sex trafficking will in effect do much more harm that good.
This week Miss Jane and MisKnickers chat with lawyer Kathryn Adams (aka KateOnTheGo) and pro-kinkster, sex worker, and all round amazing human being Gala Vanting to try and make sense of these confusing and dangerous new laws – laws that potentially affect us all.
Whether you work in the sex industry, indulge in its many pleasures, or simply appreciate it exists, or if you’re someone who just enjoys basic internet freedoms, this is an episode NOT TO MISS.
Grab your beverage of choice, your brain, and a comfy spot – critical thinking is required!
More information on people and resources mentioned within the podcast:
Our guests, Gala Vanting and KateOnTheGo are both extremely well read, and as eloquent on this topic as their personal perspectives and experiences allow. Both are also happy to talk more… As of the podcast air date, Kate is about to give birth (Happy thoughts!!!) and Gala is struggling for professional survival. If you’re not able to book a session with her, Gala will gladly accept sponsorship via PayPal – firstname.lastname@example.org – but bank transfer, cash, or online gift cards are also welcome. #HireAHo
For the best general information we’ve been able to find, check out Survivors Against SESTA. This US-based site is a great place to refine your general knowledge on SESTA, find support and education resources, tech advice, and self-care tips for workers, wherever you are in the world.
Some other options to consider…
Brand new and SWer owned and run… Crockor has gone slightly gangbusters on the classifieds over the last couple of weeks. But to make this venture really work, they need non-kink and non-sex related listings to get moving up the Google rankings. Next time you want to list on Facebook or GumTree, why not give Crockor a try?
Sex Work Australia also take listings and have links to a range of other adult directories on their site.
RhED also has a range of information, and space for brothels, fetish and sex workers to advertise.