What The 2020 Candidates Need To Know About Sex Work Decriminalization
As Zen said, policing and the criminalization of sex work most harm marginalized communities of color, including transgender people, women of color, and undocumented immigrants. Plus, studies show that criminalizing sex workers increases the likelihood they will experience physical or sexual violence
by 300%. “In marginalized communities, such as Black and brown people, transgender people, and other groups who are denied access to the same resources, education, and employment afforded to white people, for some, sex work is the only form of survival,” Alex Corona wrote in an
op-ed for USA Today. “I, myself, found sex work because my employment opportunities were limited as a transgender Latina woman.”