“Under Prop 35, anyone involved in the sex trade could potentially be viewed as being involved in trafficking, and could face all of the criminal penalties associated with this redefinition of who is involved in “trafficking,” which include fines of between $500,000 and $1 million and prison sentences ranging from five years to life. This is in addition to having to register as a sex offender, and surrender to lifelong internet monitoring: that is, turning over all of one’s “internet identifiers,” which includes “any electronic mail address, user name, screen name, or similar identifier used for the purpose of Internet forum discussions, Internet chat room discussion, instant messaging, social networking, or similar Internet communication….
Advocates say Prop 35′s conflation of the sex trade with trafficking will not only endanger people in the sex trade, but it will also fail survivors of trafficking.“
Quick hit: By conflating sex work with trafficking, CA’s newly passed Prop 35 does more harm than good
By Lori | Published: November 7, 2012
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