I’m A Sex Worker Who Has To Decide Whether To Risk My Life To Pay My Bills During COVID-19
A lot of the job in full-service sex work is just trying not to die — and the coronavirus pandemic is making that even more difficult.
Sex work can be extremely dangerous. One study estimated that street-based full-service sex workers are 60 to 100 times more likely to be murdered than women who don’t do sex work. However, it’s impossible to get specific numbers because the murders of sex workers often go unreported and uninvestigated.
The death of a sex worker, especially a trans woman of color, is a common occurrence that’s met with little outrage. The police are yet another source of violence for sex workers.
So all we have are ourselves and one another. And virtually all full-service sex workers take some kind of precaution against getting murdered, whether it’s carrying a …continued .
[Source: Huffington Post]