That is equally smart and considerate, because its better to look at an ad and say "well, that guy looks great for 43" than "that guy looks to old to be 34". The one time it is totally NOT cool to lie about your age? Lying about your race is ok too sometimes. Aesthetics are about visuals not about facts.
This isn't a US Census form Sadly, when using CL one must expect serious flakage, meaning a lot of people just won't show up or be all that reliable.
For every successful CL casual encounter I have had, there is an equal amount of times were I make plans with someone and they chicken out or just fall of the face of the earth. Lots of people get off on the thrill of setting up an anonymous sexual encounter, but while they get turned on by the thrill of the hunt they often have zero intention of actually meeting.
Or maybe they do mean to meet up, only to freak out at the last minute. Whatever the reason, it happens and happens a lot. Just know this fact going into it. If you're really looking to give this a whirl, assume that everyone is just as nervous as you are. Kind of like when you're around bears, only without the mauling but sometimes with an equal amount of body hair.
They're not busy and they're not getting back to you "in a few hours". On the same token, if you post an ad and someone hideous answers you, be polite when saying no.
No one likes to be made to feel like they're ugly, treat others the way you want to be treated because everyone on Craigslist is not only just as fragile as you are, but even more so. It's a very vulnerable place. And I laugh about it nightly. But rejection is just part of the process. Escaping slavery in Hong Kong. Kutcher testifies against sex trafficking. The dark ingredient in your chocolate. An unusual weapon against modern slavery.
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Seeing her own reflection "was so traumatizing" for Stark, a transgender woman who hadn't yet undergone the surgical treatments she knew she needed. Some days, she couldn't leave the house. She tried taking her own life. An Army veteran living with disability, she could not get this surgical care from her usual provider, the Department of Veterans Affairs, which does not pay for or perform gender transition-related surgeries. Stark calls Wisconsin home but mostly lives out of a suitcase, maintaining a busy schedule as an escort, adult film performer, photographer and phone sex operator.
But now, her career is coming to an abrupt end after a bill passed by Congress in March. Senate approves anti-sex-trafficking bill. I just call it the end of my career, essentially," she said. The bill, called the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act , prompted the online bulletin board Craigslist to shut down its personal ads two days after its passage. The bill was directed against sex trafficking, not the volitional career in sex work to which Stark credits her own survival.
Craigslist is an online classifieds site, divided by city or geographic area, through which users advertise a range of goods, services, jobs and housing. Now awaiting the president's signature, the bill paves the way for sex trafficking survivors to hold websites accountable for "knowingly" facilitating their abuse. The legislation chips away at part of a act that gave a broad layer of immunity to online companies, such as Facebook or Twitter, from being held liable for what their users post.
The company did not immediately respond to a request for further comment. Though the bill aims to crack down on sex trafficking and protect survivors, critics say it threatens the lives and livelihoods of sex workers who choose to work in the profession by encouraging websites like Craigslist to censor their content -- pushing some sex workers back out to the street and removing their tools for finding and screening clients.
Some sex workers are already losing their housing as a direct result of forums like Craigslist personals going dark, according to Christa B. Daring, board president of the Sex Workers Outreach Project.
Many pay rent week-to-week and struggle to feed themselves and their children, they said. Craigslist was the first site Stark used to transition away from the street, where she relied on her military training to make "snap judgments" to stay out of harm's way, dodge potentially dangerous clients and avoid getting arrested -- again.
Even with the advantage of her military training, however, "most often, physical appearance and demeanor really don't tell you a whole lot," she said. Many sex workers run background checks on clients, communicate through online forums and check "bad date lists," which sex workers create to warn others about hostile clients.
Stark also has a mandatory hour waiting period before she agrees to meet clients, giving her time to check for criminal records and other warning signs. She learned ways to stay safe and grow her business from other sex workers online, some of whom keep blogs. We can mentor each other. We can support each other. We can screen our clients," said Akynos.
Bolstering these concerns about sex worker safety is a recent research paper -- still under peer review -- that suggests Craigslist's "erotic" services section may be linked to a drop in the female homicide rate. Prostitutes speak out against Senate health bill. I don't think Waco had one.... 22 Mar Legislation is intended is to curb online sex trafficking by holding website operators more accountable for their users' activities. 27 Mar Craigslist has taken its personals section offline in the United States. displaying grainy nude photos and soliciting no-strings-attached sex. 23 Mar This week the U.S. Senate passed a bill to fight online sex trafficking, which could As a result, Craigslist decided to remove its personal-ad section, didn't even have pictures of their faces,” our year-old Craigslister says. 23 Mar Photo: Racked. Craigslist will no longer display personal ads on its website after the Senate voted to pass the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act. 23 Mar Online classified site Craigslist abruptly shut its personals section just days after Congress approved a bill expanding the criminal and civil. 27 Mar Craigslist has taken its personals section offline in the United States. displaying grainy nude photos and soliciting no-strings-attached sex.