Today is the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers and to mark this important and necessary day we're relaunching our #WeAreMany project. #WeAreMany is an awareness campaign created by ManyVids to make the sex industry a safer place. The campaign emphasizes the fight to end sexual violence, harassment, victim blaming, online bullying, and slut-shaming, while also normalizing and empowering sex work and sex workers. We want to encourage content creators and their fans to stand together and speak out against violence with one voice.
Members of the sex industry are especially vulnerable to systematic violence that often goes unreported, uninvestigated, and unpunished. The stigma of sex work makes it difficult for victims to be taken seriously by employers, peers and the legal system. #WeAreMany is our rallying anthem to any who feel marginalized and victimized: you are not alone and there is strength and solidarity in the collective power of our movement.
The #WeAreMany campaign is inviting you to join the fight by putting a red lipstick badge of courage on your face. Red lipstick has long been associated with sex workers and sexuality, and we adopted the lipstick face mark as a fierce and courageous symbol patterned after the black stripes athletes wear on their face to protect them from the glare on the field. Our symbol is red stripes–protecting sex workers from the glare of a judgmental society as they perform on their playing field.
Because of the stigma about our industry, many adult performers don’t have a lot of places they can turn to for help. The MV Hotline is there for just that reason. It’s a place that any MV Star can speak to anonymous, confidential, and judgment-free listeners. If you need support or want to talk, please call the MV Hotline at 1-888-350-3051.
The MV Hotline is open 7 days a week, 9AM – 10PM EST. If the MV Hotline isn’t open when you need it, you can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
. If it’s a major emergency, please call 911 or head to your nearest hospital’s emergency room.
Remember, together #WeAreMany and united there's nothing we can't achieve.