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U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defends a paramedic who has been supplementing her income with her OnlyFans account, according to Fox News.
“Sex work is work,” AOC said.
“The federal gov has done almost nothing to help people in months.”
“We must pass stimulus checks, UI, small biz relief, hospital funding, etc.”
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. https://t.co/eYib7310Rs
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) December 16, 2020
“Keep the focus of shame there, not on marginalizing people surviving a pandemic without help.”
“I will gladly work w/ @AOC and anyone else who wants to help working families. Families and working people in need should be the FIRST consideration in COVID relief, not last,” U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri said.
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) December 4, 2020
Ocasio-Cortex advocates for decriminalizing “sex work,” backing the SAFE SEX Workers Study Act.
The paramedic also worked as a hostess at a restaurant and scolded the New York Post for not “applauding her for her entrepreneurial spirit.”
From Fox News:
The Rolling Stone article reported that OnlyFans saw sign-ups by creators of racy content spike as much as 75 percent during the pandemic.
The magazine also accuses the Post of imperiling Kwei’s job as a health care worker, although a representative of her employer, SeniorCare, told the Daily Beast there were no plans to terminate Kwei.
The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., argued at the time that the bill was needed to help determine whether sex-trafficking laws currently on the books were having the effect of knocking sex workers off online sites – only to force them into money-earning situations that might be more dangerous.
The bill was referred to the House subcommittee on health but there was no indication that it advanced beyond that point, according to the Congress.gov website.