“Brutalized with little recourse”: Colorado lawmakers take a first step to protect sex workers
By ALEX BURNESS | firstname.lastname@example.org | The Denver Post
After the man pulled Pasha Ripley’s hair, raped her and beat her to the point that she’d later need 140 stitches, he reminded her of what little power sex workers like her have in these situations.
“Who are you gonna tell? What are you gonna do?” she recalled him saying as he walked off.
At the hospital, staff wanted to call police on the man who’d assaulted her, but she wouldn’t let them.
“I knew that if I told the truth about what happened to