After two years of research and consultation with its members, Amnesty concluded that decriminalization is the best way to reduce risks for sex workers. The organization contends that criminalizing sex work exposes male and female sex workers to arbitrary arrest and detention, extortion and harassment, and physical and sexual violence — and that those results are far more dangerous and harmful than simply engaging in commercial sex work.
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And rather than making us criminals — and criminalizing and eliminating the support systems that improve our safety and security — if the goal is to end sexual trafficking, then decriminalizing the work of Rentboy, as well as men and women like me, will free-up law enforcement resources to prosecute real traffickers and protect real victims. As a grown man, capable of making thoughtful decisions about my own life, I should not be placed at risk of jail for choosing to be an escort.
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The business hosted parties and an annual awards show for escorts called the Hookies. Prosecutors had alleged that Rentboy was the equivalent of an online brothel, and what the site called escorts was actually prostitutes. Homeland Security's involvement in the takedown, along with an absence of any allegations that Rentboy was a menace to society beyond simple prostitution — like engaging in human trafficking or exploiting minors — stirred anger and fear in the gay community.
Activists questioned why the agency would single out Rentboy when other escort websites, gay or straight, continue to do business. Ex-CEO of Rentboy.
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