Seems like Jez hasn't covered this issue, but the Feds shut down myredbook, and Sex Workers Outreach Project Bay Area released a statement

We are very alarmed by the seizure of Myredbook. Many Bay Area sex workers have been able to improve their working conditions by using Myredbook as the site provided a private, discreet venue for negotiations that otherwise often happen in a public venues or on the street. Now that the only free local online female sex worker ad hosting site is gone, where will people go to work? We are very concerned for those who may be forced into more dangerous working conditions at this time.

Today we also lost extensive online forums for a community of sex workers to keep each other safe, screen clients, and blacklist predators. Myredbook also hosted resource guides for sex workers who were struggling and created a venue for community counseling for those in need. Many local outreach organizations used this forum to connect with vulnerable sex workers.

If you or anyone you know are affected, here are some resources to keep mind: know your rights, and erosguide is offering discounts to displaced workers.

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In regards to the abortion clinic buffer zones strikedown, Planned Parenthood released this statement on tumblr.

Q. Where can I find more information on becoming a clinic escort? Please and Thanks!

First of all, thank you from the very bottom of our hearts. Our volunteer escorts turn potentially negative experiences into positive experiences and make a real difference in the lives of our patients. Visit our volunteer page for information on how to get involved with your local Planned Parenthood health center.

If anyone has any other resources or helpful information, please add it and I'll update this thread.

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