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Let's talk about sex work in San Francisco & those who engage in it. #KamalaHarris is apparently solely responsible 4 the dangers sex workers face by cracking down on Backpage .com, a site also used by violent thugs 2 traffic children & adults against their will.
sex workers found backpage a convenient platform to advertise their services safely. the problem is that sex traffickers of children and adults also found it convenient. given the choice who to please, law enforcement will choose to stop violent traffickers every time.
violent sex traffickers also use their victims 2 create porn--a good amount of it child porn. law enforcement will use its limited toolkit 2 crack down on these egregious crimes wherever possible. #KamalaHarris used her power as Atty Gen 2 slap backpage w/ trafficking charges.
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BREAKING: #cyntoniabrown has been granted full clemency by the governor of Tennessee.
A Tennessee court previously ruled that #cyntoiabrown, a Tennessee woman and sex trafficking victim, would have to serve a life sentence in prison for shooting and killing a man who was sexually assaulting her when she was 16.
And while having her sentence commuted is worth celebrating, remember that Cyntoia Brown has been in prison for 14 years and will be on parole for 10 years. We must question the justice system that allowed this, and fight for others in similar situations who haven’t been freed.
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Unless otherwise acted upon, today is the expiration date of the Violence Against Women Act.

Many of the Republicans who voted against VAWA in 2013, also voted FOR Kavanaugh's confirmation (including members of the Senate Judiciary Committee who oversaw Blasey Ford's testimony)
Rep. Bob Goodlatte, who is retiring at the end of the year, is still blocking Savanna's Act, passed the Senate unanimously.

This bill is intended to help address the disproportionate amount of abuse faced by Indigenous women.

#SavannasAct #MMIW
On Monday, the United States was the only nation in the UN to vote against language in a resolution that aims to stop violence against women and girls, because it referenced “sexual and reproductive health.”
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The @NRA is always boasting about teens who fend off perpetrators with guns, but they’re strangely silent when it’s Black teens. This was self-defense by a child who was being sex trafficked and raped. #CyntoiaBrown
The @NRA also never weighed in on the case of Bresha Meadows, a Black girl jailed at 14 after she shot her abusive father - she was incarcerated for nearly a year before activists demanded prosecutors keep her case in juvenile court. theroot.com/the-story-of-b…
Yet when the teens are white, the @NRA lauds their action and bravery. These teens in these NRA tweets are all white.
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