Friday, December 17, 2010

On December 17

On this day in ...
... 2010 (today), is marked the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. (image credit) The date 1st was set aside by activists seeking to remember the victims of the Green River Killer, who from 1982 to 1998 murdered scores of women, many of them sex workers, in Seattle, Washington. Developing the day both to commemorate these women and to "shine a spotlight on the epidemic of violence against sex workers happening globally" were Robyn Few, founder of the Sex Workers Outreach Project, and Dr. Annie Sprinkle.

(Prior December 17 posts are here, here, here.)

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