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Friday, April 20, 2018

Sex workers learned Senator Bernie Sanders voted in favor of FOSTA-SESTA, two laws signed by President Trump last week to curb sex trafficking -- and then praised Cardi B, a rapper who first attracted attention for being open about her career as a stripper on social media -- and now they are upset. Both bills -- the House version known as FOSTA, which stands for Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act, and its Senate companion, Stop Enabling Sex-Trafficking Act (SESTA) -- were met with bipartisan support in Congress. On February 27, the House passed FOSTA with a final vote of 388-25. The Senate followed by passing SESTA by an overwhelming 97-2 margin. In spite of the bipartisan support, the anti-trafficking legislation has received strong pushback from sex workers, whom advocates of the bill purport to be protecting, for its destabilizing and demoralizing effect.

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Headline stolen from better minds.

#1 | Posted by Avigdore at 2018-04-20 10:10 AM | Reply

Another poorly thought out prohibition. Generally speaking, prohibitions against adults doing what they want while not harming anyone else are stupid, don't accomplish anything, and just make their activities more dangerous.
And I too am a Bernie fan but these bills should be reconsidered.

#2 | Posted by danni at 2018-04-20 11:33 AM | Reply

Screw the sex workers.

#3 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-04-20 01:11 PM | Reply

#3 that's the point.

#4 | Posted by jpw at 2018-04-20 01:43 PM | Reply

Cardi B...

Just recently learned of the existence of that treasure of humanity.

Why does our society always elevate the trash?

#5 | Posted by jpw at 2018-04-20 01:43 PM | Reply

Why does our society always elevate the trash?

A few powerful people in media did that.

So, the answer is because our society is largely a simulacrum of public participation. Chomsky explained all this in Manufacturing Consent, he just mostly applied it to how political opinions are shaped by the media.

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-04-20 01:47 PM | Reply

Why does our society always elevate the trash?
#5 | POSTED BY JPW

To make money, why else? Is there another motivation to an American?
Capitalism is a race straight to the bottom.
"Donald Trump is rich, he must be a better person than me." is the mantra that got us where we are today.

#7 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2018-04-20 04:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Bernie Sanders Dissapoints Sex Workers

Someone tell Brucebanner we've finally found a similarity between Bernie and Trump.

#8 | Posted by jpw at 2018-04-20 08:19 PM | Reply | Funny: 4

dats funny!

#9 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2018-04-20 08:37 PM | Reply

I'm holding out for the Bernie and Cardi pee tapes.

#10 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-04-20 09:04 PM | Reply

Someone tell Brucebanner we've finally found a similarity between Bernie and Trump.

POSTED BY JPW AT 2018-04-20 08:19 PM | REPLY

Not so fast. Bernie has normal sized hands. I bet he wouldn't disappoint a hooker. If you catch my drift.

#11 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-04-20 09:27 PM | Reply

Okay, I'm waiting for the LauraMohr/Bernie pee tapes.

#12 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-04-20 09:44 PM | Reply

^ Nobody here wants to see that one.

#13 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-04-20 09:46 PM | Reply

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