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The true story behind 'Zola,' the epic Twitter story too crazy to be real

The Washington Post
Monday, November 2, 2015

...While Well's story may have seemed "crazy", however, and while Wells herself is hilarious, there's nothing unusual (or funny) about its sheer level of violence. According to a 2014 study published in the American Journal of Public Health, between 32 and 55 percent of all sex workers have experienced workplace violence in the past year. For some of them, that's physical assault. For others, it's manipulation, coercion or psychological abuse.