by Furry Girl
Until they notice and modify it, any tweet with the word "trafficking" is posted on the front page of demiandashton.org, a celebrity foundation that conflates child sex slavery and consensual adult sex work. They will no doubt start screening featured tweets soon, so jump on it now. This bug/feature has been used by sex workers' rights supporters since about noon on Wednesday, and is still in effect, please use it to post real information about trafficking and sex work, such as:
Video: SEX WORKERS WANT TO STOP TRAFFICKING http://bit.ly/goDVC7
Videos from sex workers in developing world often cover how anti-trafficking orgs harm them http://sexworkerspresent.blip.tv
Learn about real trafficking issues from researcher Laura Agustín: http://www.lauraagustin.com
Want to help trafficking victims? Don't give your money to celebs, give it to shelters like Youthcare: http://bit.ly/qlW5eJ
The clients of sex workers are not boogeymen hoping to rape children. They don't deserve to be lumped in with trafficking.
Sex workers support the fight against trafficking. See a list of our own orgs here: http://www.swaay.org/groups.html
Guerilla warfare is about small groups going up against a strong, larger enemy, and using that large enemy's own resources against them. Come participate in some electronic guerilla warfare that uses these celeb's fame to tell the world what's actually going on about sex work and human trafficking. Hat tip to @iamcuriousblue for pointing out the Twitter widget on Kutcher's site, which was ripe for re-purposing once I figured out that it posts anything mentioning the T-word.
The long-term question is, after the site gets modified to exclude criticism, how can sex workers' rights supporters use Kutcher's fame campaign against him to publicize truths about sex work and how to really help trafficking victims?
Update: Belle de Jour suggested buying up misspellings of the domain and pointing them at better resources. I bought DemiNAshton.org/.com, which are now forwarding to SWAAY.org. Viviane suggested keeping an eye on these charity event calendars if we're looking for DNA events to protest: CharityHappenings.org and Eventful.com. If anyone knows of an upcoming event/appearance for Kutcher/Moore/the DNA Foundation, please share the info so it can be met with a sex worker-led protest!
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