What gets posted on social media can have tangible effects on women engaged in sex work.
Content written and shared about im/migrant sex workers over social media can influence the way these people are treated, the services they can and can’t access, and can even result in further stigma.
Be mindful of the following:
- Social media copy — Was the original article well balanced? Can the social media version be taken out of context? Does the post promote a stereotype or moral panic?
- Hashtags — Are they purposeful, clear, necessary?
- Imagery— Are the images you are using ethical? Do they oversimplify the story or dehumanize the subject?
See our full resource for more details on writing social media posts relating to sex work.
See here for a resource on the importance of language.