“Sex workers protest in Chicago changes in French laws”

Sex workers returned April 29 to protest in downtown Chicago, this time in front of the North Michigan Avenue building that houses the French Consulate. The group of around 12 women and men carrying signs said French laws, passed in April, were undermining the safety and economic security of French sex-worker’s union by fining “johns.” “Sex work has been decriminalized in France,” said Spokeswoman Erica Friscioni. But she said punishing people who pay goods or money for sexual services was in fact criminalizing sex workers and “hindering their ability to support themselves.”

[CW: There’s (neglect based) misgendering of our comrades in the coverage.]

May 1, 2016 / by Jean Lotus

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