Category Archives: Essentially Claudia

Bouncing Boundaries

Nothing gets my hackles raised more than liars, thieves, and those who give them cover and succor. Even in, no, especially in the demimonde.¬†Are we professionals or not? If we want our industry to be respected and if we want … Continue reading

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About Birds, Feathers, and Flocking

I know some people believe that anyone in the sex industry inherently lacks an understanding of ethics by virtue of our jobs and that our clients most certainly don’t have ethics because otherwise, how could they participate in such sordid … Continue reading

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When Ignorance is Malice

Well, SESTA* passed the Senate. It’s not that I’m surprised or even disappointed, because I know exactly the whorephobic era in which we live. I’m just¬†tired. But, and I’m trying to agree with the optimism here, a lot of activists … Continue reading

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SESTA Vote is TOMORROW

According to what Lorelei Lee posted on Twitter, SESTA is being voted on tomorrow! Call, email your senators to ask that they vote NO. As Lorelei states in her Tweet, even though it is a strong possibility that SESTA will … Continue reading

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There’s STILL time

I’m not sure what time the Senate convenes on Monday, but there is still time to call or email your senators to ask them to vote NO on S. 1693, the FOSTA-SESTA monstrosity masquerading as compassionate legislation. I’ve called and … Continue reading

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Quick Update to yesterday’s post

Here is the very quick way to find your state senators: Senators of the 115th Congress. On that site, you can choose your state in the dropbox so you don’t have to scroll to search for your senators. Their office … Continue reading

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On Ally Activism

In case you haven’t heard, the US House of Representatives just passed a particularly noxious piece of legislation called FOSTA last week. The Senate will vote on the bill next week. FOSTA stands for Allow States & Victims to Fight … Continue reading

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