Obscene Overreach: An adversarial response to local and national anti-sex-worker initiatives

Obscene Overreach: An adversarial response to local and national anti-sex-worker initiatives

In March of 2018, New Orleans’ tricentennial year, a group of strippers and our allies were able to overturn by a single vote a zoning ordinance meant to thin and cap the number of “Adult Live Performance Venues” (strip clubs) in the seven-block pedestrian area of Bourbon Street. This was one day after the Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA/SESTA) was passed by the Senate. Every narrow local victory is inevitably chased by the kind of overly broad threats whose consequences take years to comprehend.

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