AOC Goes All In For Sex Work In Tweet, ‘Sex Work Is Work’

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New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) has gone all in to support sex work and sex workers in a recent tweet.

The 30-year-old representative was making reference to a New York Post story that named aa 23-year-old paramedic who was making ends meet by selling nude photos and more on the OnlyFans website.

“Sex work is work. The federal gov has done almost nothing to help people in months. We must pass stimulus checks, UI, small biz relief, hospital funding, etc. Keep the focus of shame there, not on marginalizing people surviving a pandemic without help,” she said.

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Manhattan, New York, district attorney candidate Eliza Orlins, who would be charged with enforcing the law, chimed in and said that sex work like prostitution should be decriminalized.

“Thank you so much for saying this. Sex work is work. Furthermore, we must fully decriminalize sex work. No exceptions,” she said.

It is not the first time that Rep. Ocasio-Cortez has come out in support prostitution and sex work. In 2019 she joined Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren in promoting the SAFE SEX Workers Study Act.

“The SAFE SEX Workers Study Act, sponsored by Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., would study the effects of two anti-sex trafficking bills — the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act and the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act [SESTA/FOSTA] — that became law last year,” Fox News said. “Opponents say the new law makes consensual sex work more difficult. According to Khanna’s office, the law has forced sex workers off of online platforms and into more dangerous situations.”

Rep. Khanna issued a press release that said “Sex workers have relied on such internet platforms to screen clients and negotiate boundaries for consensual, transactional sex services, including condom use and other harm reduction strategies. … While SESTA/FOSTA was intended to curb online sex trafficking, by banning the ‘promotion of prostitution,’ a host of internet platforms relied on by sex workers have shut down.”