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ZINE: ‘mine to define
survivors & sex workers SPEAK OUT!’
2015
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Daniel Holtzclaw, Black Women, And The Myth of Police Protection, 2015 (N’jaila Rhee, Tits and Sass)

“On his 29th birthday, December 10th, former Oklahoma City Police officer Daniel Holtzclaw, who targeted low income, criminalized Black women and girls for sexual assault while on duty, was found guilty of 18 of the 36 charges brought against him. He now faces up to 263 years in prison when he is formally sentenced next month. His crimes were calculated and monstrous. But as uplifting as it is to hear his vindicated victims sing “Happy Birthday,” I can’t help but feel like the knife stuck six inches into my back has only been pulled out three inches.” [Content note: rape, police violence, racism]

 


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A Tunnel, Not A Door: Exiting Conditioned, Generational Sex Work, 2015 (LIME JELLO, Tits and Sass)

“I decided to do sex work, and I think I made a good decision. But what I take away from my own story of intergenerational poverty and violence is not that I chose the sex industry, but rather that the sex industry chose me. When I advocate for decriminalization, it’s because I know that the sex industry does victimize people, and I don’t see how criminalization helps us fight that victimization. Ending demand, even if it could be done, would not address the factors that pushed me into prostitution, and it wouldn’t stop industry from capitalizing on my situation. The only real solution is to end supply.” [Content note: rape, domestic violence, child abuse]

 


9280772

 

 

 

 

 

ZINE: ‘mine to define

survivors & sex workers SPEAK OUT!’
2015
[click image for readable copy]