About sharing marison copyrightTilly Lawless What kind of people are sex workers? In Australia, hundreds of them are telling the world about themselves using social media. Aspiring lawyer. Daughter, sister, sex worker. I don't need rescuing.
Then after posting on the Facebook prostituhes the Scarlett Alliance - the Australian Sex Worker's Association - she was persuaded to put the photo and hashtag on Twitter. Daughter, sister, sex worker.
She was responding to an blog post re-published last week in the popular online Australian women's magazine, Mamamia. The blog was written to mark the 25th anniversary of the prostitute-meets-prince-charming film Pretty Woman, and argued that the reality of sex work was much uglier than in the movie. About sharing image copyrightTilly Lawless What kind prowtitutes people are sex workers?
And then it began: a mass of hundreds of mostly Australian and mostly female sex workers posted images showing their faces to the world, many coming out publicly as sex workers on social media for the very first time. Aspiring lawyer.
The article's author, Laila Mickelwait, claimed that the film had lured young women into prostitution and subjected them to a life of abuse and prostltutes. She told BBC Trending that she stands by what she wrote despite the sex workers' campaign, and that legalised prostitution creates an environment where illegal sex trafficking can then occur.
Tilly Lawless was angered by the way the piece "generalised sex workers" and "depicted all prostitution as harmful. It was started last Sunday on Instagram by year-old sex worker and history graduate Tilly Lawless.
Sex worker Holly, pictured above, madiso her main issue was the photo used - a harrowing photo of a sex-trafficked Eastern European woman. I don't need rescuing. She decided to post a picture of herself on her Instagram feed to show another face of prostitution - the face of a young woman who had made an informed choice to be a sex madisno - as a protest against the blog.
In Australia, hundreds of them are telling the world about themselves using social media.