December 17th 2016 International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

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It’s December 17th, which means it’s International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. What you don't know about #sexwork is killing #sexworkers. #Stigmakills #dec17 #december17 #AreWeNotWoman #rightsnotrescue pic.twitter.com/TGYq4F0RS4 — PACE Society (@PaceSociety) December 17, 2016 I only have about 18 minutes to finish this blog (and then it’ll be December 18th, which is nothing […]

Open Rant to SexWork Prohibitionists Everywhere

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As a sex worker and an activist, I often run into prohibitionists who are absolutely married to the idea that no woman would ever choose to engage in full service sex work, and that any woman who does engage in it is being exploited by a man–be it her “pimp” or her “john” (yes, they use those words, even though those words aren’t really in widespread use among sex workers themselves). They see work as inherently exploitative to women, and they see women as victims in need of rescue. I refuse to call these people feminists–anyone who insists on infantilizing women and denying them agency is not a feminist. Anyone who refuses to help women by working to secure labor rights for all workers is not a feminist. Anyone who advocates police brutality against and confinement of poverty-stricken women so that they can be “reeducated” and “rehabilitated” into sweatshop workers is. not. a. fucking. feminist.