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Meet the Sex Workers Who Lawmakers Don't Believe Exist

To: sydney@thestranger.com
From: jodywilliams@hotmail.com
Subject: PROSTITUTION ARTICLE
Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2016 10:51:40 -0700

http://www.thestranger.com/news/feature/2015/02/11/21689047/meet-the-sex-workers-who-lawmakers-dont-believe-exist
Dear Sydney:
Might I ask why we were not consulted with this article?  We are the people who started this whole debate in the first place is why I ask.
Back in the 1970’s and 1980’s, we were viewed only and solely as either sexual deviants, drug addicts, or criminals.  I know because those were the only categories first of all where I could find research on prostitution.  There wasn’t even a category at the UCLA medical research library for the subject – only drug addiction, sexual abnormality, and criminal behavior.   There certainly wasn’t even the idea someone could be “addicted” to the sex industry in the same manner as someone was addicted to drugs being that back then there wasn’t even the concept of sexual addiction, gambling addiction, shoppi…