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Politics
That’s a big switch for the Democratic presidential candidate, whom sex workers have criticized for good reason.
HuffPost Personal
This bill was supposed to fight sex trafficking. But it's driving women back to a riskier, pre-internet world of sex work.
HuffPost Personal
Backpage has only been closed a short amount of time, but people are terrified and desperate and have no choice but to hit the streets.
Politics
Advocates say the legislation conflates consensual sex workers and trafficked victims, leaving many sex workers to face even more dangerous conditions.
Crime
The federal government had seized the classifieds website, which featured ads for sex work, days before.
Women
The Jane Does have never sought to shut down Backpage; they simply want to have their day in court and be compensated for
Impact
Alas, before the hearings were even completed, we realized Backpage had already simply moved prostitution ads over to its dating site, using terms like "Young" and "Fresh." As if no one would notice.
Women
The worst online abusers of women aren't who you think they are.
Crime
The judge cited a shield law for tech companies that protects them from prosecution for content posted by third parties.
Crime
The site is accused of facilitating sex trafficking, including that involving children.
Business
Backpage.com says it's not responsible for how third parties use their website.
Crime
The Rentboy raid is just the latest salvo in what civil rights attorneys and sex worker rights advocates say is an "ongoing war against sex" by the government.