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Does Only Fans take advantage of women’s economic precarity? Or give back financial power?


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by Finn McRedmond
10th Feb 2021

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Finn McRedmond asks, should we raise concern over a business model that thrives on the economically vulnerable?

Covid-19 has taken a remarkable toll on industries populated by women, retail and hospitality being key victims. And, with schools closed the burdens of childcare are falling at women’s feet. Amid this landscape OnlyFans has emerged as one of the few corporate success stories of the pandemic. For those unaware (where have you been?) the site allows its users to pay creators for paywalled content. Anyone can sign up as a creator, and their content...

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