Help Foxy Lady Workers

More than 200 people who work at New England’s oldest and most well-known adult entertainment club were forced out of work after a city board forced the Foxy Lady to permanently close right before the holidays. 

The closure was called “blatantly sexist” by the Rhode Island chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, who filed at brief in support of the club to the Rhode Island Supreme Court (Read it here). The club was granted a stay to reopen and the court said it would hear arguments on the matter in April and sent the case into mediation.

We ask that you continue to support the workers who were forced out of work for 3+ weeks during the holidays.  I work at Foxy Lady and have been organizing all media and fundraising efforts for the out-of-work employees at Foxy Lady for the last month. As an employee and point person for the employees who were out of work until the recent reopening, I’m in close contact with all the owners and managers at Foxy Lady and we have a list of all active employees who are to receive funds raised on this platform. We will be splitting the funds raised between all employees who work actively working at the time of the business closure. 

Many of the workers were counting on the club’s annual Christmas party, the biggest and most lucrative event of the year, to pay off bills and buy gifts. Workers described the club as a good, safe and clean place to work, where people looked out for each other and nothing against the rules was tolerated.

“We are selling a fantasy, not sex,” said a dancer, who pointed out that many of her co-workers had been working at the Foxy Lady a decade or more.

Bella Robinson, of COYOTE, or Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics, a group that advocates for sex workers, said the many dancers, bouncers, valets, bartenders, kitchen and cleaning staff that work there are the victims of discrimination because of the nature of their work. 

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