Ph.D. student Em Coombes (Sociology) recently published their co-authored article, “Disabled Sex Workers’ Fight for Digital Rights, Platform Accessibility, and Design Justice,” in Disability Studies Quarterly (DSQ). The research examines how normative whorephobic, racist, ableist user experience (UX) social media design intersects with punitive virtual content moderation systems to negatively impact disabled sex workers. They used data from community-based sex worker-led research to share experiences of sex workers navigating disability and discriminatory online systems.
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