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From the Field


These short pieces, written by individuals engaged in sex work-related activism and scholarship, are intended to provide a snapshot of ongoing social justice efforts regarding this highly politicized issue. In the following commentaries, Sienna Baskin documents U.S. efforts to provide legal aid to sex workers and victim-survivors of sex trafficking, Thaddeus Blanchette describes a Brazilian prostitute’s campaign for a seat in Congress, Megan Morgenson speaks to the need to incorporate sex workers’ perspectives into anti-trafficking initiatives, Sarah Jenny Bleviss documents new mobile phone technology designed to help U.S. sex workers navigate the risks they face working in a criminalized profession, and Gregory Mitchell (together with Thaddeus Blanchette) and Jayne Swift detail two events on U.S. campuses designed to promote critical thinking about sex work and trafficking.