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Google Is Now Funding Anti-sex Worker Organizations

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Google is donating $11.5 million to "fight modern slavery". And what have we learned that politically-loaded phrase usually means? It means "fighting to imprison and further criminalize vulnerable sex workers in the developing world."

http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/google-donating-11-5m-1259681.html

and

http://www.feminisnt.com/2011/google-is-now-funding-anti-sex-worker-organizations/

The list of organisations identified are:

ActionAid India

Aide et Action

BBC World Service Trust

Slavery Footprint

International Justice Mission

La Strada International

Not for Sale

Polaris Project

There are some not very sex positive groupings in there.

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cnn has been doing some good work on this too, as of late .

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I hope Google doesn't delete all the sex positive pro-prostitution videos, channels and groups on YouTube cause that will clearly show who's side they are on.

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Its a great sentiment, but given the general lumping together of all prostitution by any organisation with a public face to maintain- including those like myself I.E.Independent and happy to work as an escort, I'm a little worried about the lack of understanding shown by these powerful companies generally about the validity of a woman working happily and by her own volition.

As an escort who relies completely on search engines - including Google for her career, the fact that Google might become involved in Britain's social conscience frightens me a little.

How long before Google decides all prostitution is bad prostitution and reflect this in their search engine inclusion.Yahoo of course following Google results like a faithful puppy. It could spell disaster for many career escorts and drive prostitution back into the shadows doing more harm than good.

If I may borrow and slightly alter a quote from Charles Dickens ...'"Men say, 'This is a bad Greek, but there are good Greeks. This is a bad Turk, but there are good Turks.' Not so with the prostitutes ... they take the worst of us as samples of the best ..."

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Its a great sentiment, but given the general lumping together of all prostitution by any organisation with a public face to maintain- including those like myself I.E.Independent and happy to work as an escort, I'm a little worried about the lack of understanding shown by these powerful companies generally about the validity of a woman working happily and by her own volition.

As an escort who relies completely on search engines - including Google for her career, the fact that Google might become involved in Britain's social conscience frightens me a little.

How long before Google decides all prostitution is bad prostitution and reflect this in their search engine inclusion.Yahoo of course following Google results like a faithful puppy. It could spell disaster for many career escorts and drive prostitution back into the shadows doing more harm than good.

If I may borrow and slightly alter a quote from Charles Dickens ...'"Men say, 'This is a bad Greek, but there are good Greeks. This is a bad Turk, but there are good Turks.' Not so with the prostitutes ... they take the worst of us as samples of the best ..."

Well if that happens then it will show that unfortunately the Anti-sex movement has infiltrated Google.

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Sure we are all in favour of fighting trafficking but the simplistic approach some of these groups take is close to fascism.

Really like the Dickens quote Helen, wish everyone could take that as a mantra!

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