Job Losses Send Some Women to Online Sex Work

CITY COLLEGE–Samantha Rivera tucks her two-year-old in by 9 p.m. every night and worries about tomorrow. “When your income changes, and you have bills to pay, and you have a child to feed, or even just to feed yourself, you start looking for other alternatives.” The single mother lost her job as an administrative assistant at a concrete company in Queens, NY, and her childcare a few weeks into the pandemic. “I found myself very panicked,” she recalled.