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Oregon Sex Workers Human Rights Commission

The Sex Workers Human Rights Commission

My name is Ricci Levy and I’m the President & CEO of the Woodhull Freedom Foundation, founded in 2003. We’re a human rights organization whose work is focused at the intersection of sexual and human rights.  We are the lead…

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The Dangers of the SAFE Tech Act

Since 1996, Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act has governed speech online speech. Like any law, Section 230 is imperfect. But as I wrote a few weeks ago, it is, in practice, the “First Amendment of the Internet,” a…

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Section 230, the “Internet’s First Amendment”

By Tess Joseph Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act protects freedom of speech online. Advocates call it the “First Amendment of the Internet.” In the words of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Section 230 is “perhaps the most influential law to protect…

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2019 Vicki Awards – Nadine Smith and Kate Kendell

2019 Vicki Awards – Nadine Smith and Kate Kendell

Join us as we celebrated the 2019 Vicki Sexual Freedom Award recipients, Nadine Smith and Kate Kendell, two spectacular sexual freedom and human rights champions. Nadine's award was presented by Woodhull Freedom Foundation President and founder, Ricci Levy, and Board…

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FOSTA & Internet Censorship

FOSTA & Internet Censorship

After living with the fallout of FOSTA for over a year, online platforms continue to sanitize the internet of any sexually-oriented expression. Sex workers have especially felt the brunt of the new law, as their safety and harm reduction tools…

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FOSTA! How Congress Broke the Internet

FOSTA! How Congress Broke the Internet

FOSTA greatly expands the legal risks involved in hosting individuals' speech online and creates a new federal crime prohibiting online promotion or facilitation of prostitution. It does little to reduce human trafficking and puts sex workers in danger. The law…

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