Six Problems With Media Coverage on the Sex Trade

An article by Katherine Koster, Communication Director from Sex Workers Outreach Project with a few tips to the media about how to ethically report on sex work:

  1. Stop publishing the mugshots, full names and addresses of people arrested for prostitution.
  2. Check your source’s stats and research!
  3. Ask questions, especially about race, class and collateral damage.
  4. Use multiple sources, and don’t omit relevant information and/or counterpoints.
  5. Quote people involved in the sex trade, and publish letters and op-eds by current and former sex workers.
  6. STOP mis-gendering sex workers, and stop relying on racist and sexist stereotypes.

You can find the full text of the article >>HERE.


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