This will be short. Apparently she thinks that threatening to post MY responses to her (along with the threatening, harassing, cyberbullying message she sent me) is somehow going to intimidate me.
I will have to post my responses to her and her rants to me later. I actually have a life and cannot afford all the time she seems to have.
It is always such a thrill to start my day with another threatening message from this psychologically challenged individual. She must have the last word with her ‘victims’ – and even though I let her have the last word several dozen messages ago, she continued to send messages.
Many of us who have ever been a sex worker rights activist have encountered Jody Williams; not only those of us who have worked in the sex industry, but those allies who understand the need to decriminalize consenting adult commercial sex so that those who are truly victims of any type of ‘trafficking’ or abuse are able to find resources that can help them.
Jody has cyberstalked many of us through emails, on Facebook, phone text messages etc. She expects that we will not share this information with others, claiming that to do so is ‘violating HER right to privacy.’ She continues to violate ours, bombarding us with threatening and harassing messages, after we repeatedly and in no uncertain terms ask her to stop sending us her unsolicited tirades. She has a serious problem with rejection and seems incapable of stopping herself from sending those messages.
In self defense, some of us decided that posting her rants for others who may also be her victims is the best course of action, rather than continuing to deal with her privately where her lies and threats are not visible to others.
She reads this blog and is upset that we are posting her lies for others to see, yet she refuses to stop emailing us with more of her lies. I have told her that I will continue to post her messages publicly as long as she continues to send me unsolicited emails.
I realize that Jody Williams has a serious mental problem and she undoubtedly needs help. I wish that she would seek out that help and stop harassing people who do not want anything to do with her. If there is anyone who reads this blog who can reach out to her and offer help, please do. But be aware that once you provide her with any contact information for you, she will add you to her list of “harassees” and you may regret any involvement with her. I know that I regret having had lunch with her many years ago. Jody is what is called “toxic” and to have anything to do with her on any level is to find oneself trapped in her web of lies and deceit, not to mention her never ending harassing and threatening messages.
Jody apparently believes that I have some sort of power or control over the actions of others and that I am responsible for whatever they do to try to stop her from annoying them. Gosh, I wish I had that power, but I am a disabled senior citizen now, taking care of my more disabled husband of nearly 40 years and I have no power over anyone. Perhaps Jody is projecting onto me the control she wants to have over anyone who contacts her for help or that she had over those who once worked for her when she was a madam. I am so glad that when I was working I did not encounter her or work for her, or quite possibly I would have turned into an abolitionist myself. I cannot imagine what it must have been like to have her as one’s ‘pimp.’ To be free of her lying, manipulative ways would be such a blessing!
Anyway, I do have so many other more important things to do than to deal with Jody Williams and her lies, threats and attempted manipulation. I do not have the time to continue writing on this blog and so unless she doesn’t stop sending me more of her hateful, cyberstalking messages, I shall get back to the important things in my life, which do not include Jody Williams.
Jody, the ball is in your court. Stop emailing me. Never contact me again. How much clearer do I need to be that I want ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH YOU?
There were a few days where I was so lucky to not hear from our dear twisted Jody- it was wonderful! Unfortunately those moments of life without her harassing emails are few and far between. Today’s message brought more threats and harassment, but, it also encouraged me to find out exactly how much of a liar she is when it comes to this nonsense about her alleged trademark of the name “sex workers anonymous.” Those of us who have been the unfortunate recipients of her nonsense- the text messages, the emails- threatening us with legal action for posting her insipid messages which are sent to us UNSOLICITED (and are in fact NOT protected by any privacy laws since we have asked her repeatedly to stop sending further messages and we are under no obligation to keep her UNSOLICITED threatening and harassing messages ‘private’) know that she doesn’t have any boundaries when it comes to her continued harassment.
Here is the text of the first part of her message “We’ve reached the point where I need the name and contact information for that attorney you keep telling me you have. Or is that another part of the delusion you seem to be living in lately?[Wow! That’s a stunner… I seem to be living in a delusion???? I am not the one who stalks and harasses people and won’t go away when asked to, nor do I have fantasies that I am helping thousands of survivors or any other such nonsense, so, Jody, who is living in a delusion?]
She continues “You violated our trademark by using the name of “Sex Workers Anonymous” without our permission. You violated my right to privacy by posting private emails of mine online without my permission. The reporter who violated ACORN’S privacy had $100,000 in damages awarded ACORN who was supposedly advising a pimp how to traffic women into the USA. You however, a convicted pimp, with a history of stalking others who are trying to help others to leave the sex industry, posted my private emails online claiming that you did so because I “made you afraid to leave your house for fear someone would arrest you” based on a private email talking about a conversation from 30 years ago.” [Funny, I thought I was a convicted panderer, not a pimp, and there is no history of me stalking anyone… on the other hand, there are plenty of people who have been stalked by Jody Williams… just sayin’!]
The curious thing is, she does not have a trademark on the name “sex workers anonymous” nor can she trademark the domain name “sexworkersanonymous’ and I found this information only because she sent this latest diatribe to me after a few days of lovely peace and quiet. A (free) search for trademarked names shows that no, she does NOT have a trademark for the name ‘sex workers anonymous’ – so if I were inclined and had the money, I could get the trademark for that name for $159. But she stole the name “sex worker” (which was coined by our very own Scarlot Harlot years ago), and of course, copycatted the name “anonymous” from alcoholics anonymous. There isn’t an original bone in her body!
No one that I know of is using that name for their organization anyway, and as far as a domain name goes, she cannot trademark it, either. Here is what the law says [Question] “When does an Internet domain name qualify as a trademark?” [Answer]“A domain name, such as nolo.com, can qualify as a trademark when it is used in connection with a website that offers services to the public. This includes all sites conducting e-commerce and sites such as Yahoo.com that provide Web-related services.
However, only some types of commercial domain names qualify for trademark protection. For instance, while domain names that use common or descriptive terms, such as healthanswers.com or stampfinders.com, may work very well to bring users to a website, they usually do not qualify for much trademark protection. This means that owners of such domain names generally won’t have much luck stopping the use of these words and phrases in other domain names. In other words, by using common terms that are the generic name for the service (for example, “dictionary.com”) or by using words that merely describe the service or some aspect of it (for example, “returnbuy.com”), the owner of the name will have less trademark rights against the users of similar domain names than she would if her domain name was distinctive.”
Yes, dear Jody, you are a liar. You think that you can intimidate people with your lies. Sorry dear, but we are on to you. Please do have your lawyer call me. I’d be delighted to share all your harassing emails and threatening comments with him or her. Then you need to look up the difference between “pimping” (which YOU WERE doing, not me) and “pandering.” Someone doesn’t know the laws, and that isn’t me!
Should you get the name “Sex Workers Anonymous” trademarked, you still cannot get the domain name trademarked. Anyway, I am not the one who purchased the domain name for this site, and it is unlikely that you will be able to find out who did. In any case, there is nothing you can do about it. If you want us to stop posting your UNSOLICITED harassing and threatening messages, then stop sending them. That’s all I ask of you- just go away and leave me and the rest of us alone. I will not allow you to continue to threaten me privately, so every single message you send to me will be posted here. That is not a threat- it is a promise. And when I get the time and energy, I will upload all her messages and my responses to her, which show the pattern of cyberstalking and harassment.
The twelve steps is a flawed approach to sex workers.
BEWARE of ANYONE who takes this approach.
Why? because the person who runs sexworkersanonymous.com violates several of the 12 traditions that form the structure of any 12 step group.
The word ‘anonymous’ traditionally means in 12 step structure that showing your ID or any form of ‘proof’ to access ‘help’ isn’t required. If any 12 step, or person associated with a 12 step group demands any sort of documentation, BEWARE! This type of request in NOT apart of any legitimate 12 step program.
Likewise, if any person associated with sexworkersanonymous.com is involved with law enforcement in any sort of way, that too would be a violation of the 12 tradition of the 12 step program. People who are arrested for prostitution are subject to having their names and faces posted in public even though they haven’t been convicted of anything, therefore anyone who so positions themselves as being associated with an anonymous program but discloses their first and last name in public in any capacity, violates both the spirit and the letter of anonymity, and YOU SHOULD BE VERY WAREY OF ANY OFFERS OF HELP FROM SUCH A PERSON!
Sexworkersanonymous.com is only made up of one person so the idea that there is a ‘group’ of people who will offer a range of suggestions as is traditional to 12 step programs is not a reality. This one person model isn’t consistent with the 12 step program’s practice of ‘the spirit of rotation’ whereby ‘elected service committees are responsible directly to those they serve’.
The person running sexworkersanonymous.com has threatened those who’ve come to her for help with violating their confidentiality as a means to extort a relationship.
She has on several occasions threatened those who have come to her for help with public exposure by publishing audio recordings of conversations. This recording and then exposure violates the spirit and letter of anonymity as proposed in 12 step groups. Anyone who reaches out for help from sexworkersanonymous will regret being forced into having their situation invaded by this apparently mentally unstable person.
DO NOT PROVIDE ANY PERSONAL CONTACT INFORMATION TO THIS PERSON!
Another violation of anonymity by sex workers anonymous is when they contact you via email and social media without your permission.
This type of stalking is NOT PART OF ANY 12 STEP PROGRAM!