Dating and sex rules
Subsequently, at the start of the First World War, a Navy decree forced the closure of sex-related businesses in close proximity to military bases.Restrictions and outright violence led to the loss of the little control workers had over their work.
Red-light districts formed in the 19th century in major cities across the country in an attempt by sex workers to find spaces where they could work, isolated from outside society and corresponding stigma.The state had made sex workers into legal outcasts. Film and later the internet provided new opportunities for sex work.In 1978, Carol Leigh, a prostitute and activist, coined the term "sex work" as it is now used. COYOTE (Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics) and other similar groups formed in the 1970s and 80s to push for women's sexual freedom and sex worker's rights.The criminalization of exposing others to AIDS significantly impacted sex workers.Harm reduction strategies were organized providing testing, counseling, and supplies to stop the spread of the disease.