Last year I was illegally evicted during the pandemic. I was unable to seek any help because I knew I risked having my life savings taken away from me.
When law enforcement are called to the home or workplace (often one and the same) of sex workers, it is standard practice to seize money, jewellery, any asset they can find. There is NO onus on the police to prove a crime has been committed.
Instead, the worker must prove they earned that money or possess that asset legally. Particularly in cases of gifts, family heirlooms or cash, it's almost impossible to do. Sex workers have had everything taken from them, even when no actual charges are brought.
For WhatsApp Users and online privacy enthusiasts - A Thread.
WhatsApp made an announcement of new terms of service at the start of the year, which included some concerning small-print from parent company Facebook.
“We may use the information we receive from them, and they may use the information we share with them, to help operate, provide, improve, understand, customize, support, and market our Services and their offerings."