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Craigslist Made Sex Work Safer
Black market participants face considerable risks when providing illegal services, but sex workers are perhaps the most vulnerable due to serious threats of deadly vio- lence. Investigative journalism and anecdotal evidence have reported that sex work- ers perceived significant safety benefits from advertising and screening customers us- ing Craigslist’s “erotic services” (ERS) section, which was used almost exclusively by sex workers offering illegal sex services. Protected by the Communications De- cency Act, Craigslist expanded ERS from 2002 to 2010, ultimately providing the service in every market that Craigslist served. Using the geographically-staggered rollout of ERS, we estimate that ERS reduced the female homicide rate by 10-17 percent, with the reduction driven by street prostitution moving indoors and by helping sex workers to screen out the most dangerous clients. These results suggest that there may be adverse safety consequences that result from the 2018 passage of the “Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act” (FOSTA), which led to the closure of almost all websites that US sex workers had previously used for online solicitation and safety screening.
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Border of Taboo - Chapter 1 - Lilly_White - Final Fantasy 7 [Archive of Our Own]
Aeris becomes a sex worker at the Honey Bee Inn. At first, she just wants to earn enough to move up onto the plate. But the high ranking of her clients attracts the eye of Avalanche, and she's hired for a dangerous mission: to seduce Sephiroth, and extract confidential information from him that could bring ShinRa down for good.
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