Last updated on: 2/4/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Robyn Few Biography

Title:
Founder and International Spokesperson of Sex Workers Outreach Project (SWOP) USA
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“It is incomprehensible to me why somebody would want to harm another human being because they are a prostitute. I will never understand why prostitutes do not deserve equal protection under the law. It is time to end the criminalization of prostitution and begin the healing process to stop discrimination and violence against sex workers. As long as we remain criminals, we will not be safe. As long as we are criminals, society will continue to abuse and dismiss us. We are human beings and we deserve to be safe. Decriminalize prostitution now and protect us, your brothers, sisters, mother’s, fathers, daughters and sons lives depend on it.”

Swop-usa.org, Dec. 17, 2006

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Founder and International Spokesperson, Sex Workers Outreach Project (SWOP)
  • Member, Sex Workers Outreach Project (SWOP) California
  • Activist, 1997-present
  • Sex Worker, 1979-present
  • Member, Berkeley Citizens Action Steering Committee
Education:
  • Attended University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
  • Attended University of Memphis
Other:
  • Convicted on one federal count of conspiracy to promote prostitution and received six months house arrest, three years probation. Organized SWOP USA and SWOP chapters throughout the states while under house arrest and on probation.