Browsing All posts tagged under »Rape«

A letter from a sex worker.

November 9, 2014

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A sex worker sent us a copy of her letter to her MP against the criminalization of sex work in the Modern Slavery bill. We found it to be a moving plea to be heard, and are reproducing it with permission here. Content note for rape and child abuse. I am writing to you as a constituent  to ask you […]

A Survivour Speaks

April 24, 2014

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Hello, I’m Lori from Kink, etc… Recently I shared a bit about my story about being a victim of the industry and a little about how my views of the sex workers has changed. In case you missed it you can find it on Sortify. Today, I wanted to share a bit more about it […]

Finding my voice

July 21, 2013

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Some people may have already read this post by a sex worker explaining why being a victim of rape does not take away her ability to consent, it is worth repeating, since so many do not seem able to grasp this basic concept. This post discusses in detail and quite graphically my first hand account of rape and sexual […]

Pimps and Hoes

July 7, 2013

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The third in our series about whorephobic language. Content Note; some of the links in the piece go to media accounts of rape and sexual abuse Hear the word “pimp” and everyone is sure what they mean. The street hustler on the corner with his stable of “hoes”, a scourge on society that all, surely […]

Damaged goods.

July 2, 2013

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The second on our series of posts of whorephobic tropes and language. This post is going to be slightly shorter  because there is already some good stuff out there on the net, but it is worth repeating just how wrong in every way the suggestion that the past experiences of sex workers mean they cannot […]

It’s not even for rent.

June 25, 2013

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The first in a series of  posts on whorephobic language and tropes found in common usage. One of the common phrases used to describe sex work, by those opposed and those who have simply not stopped to think about their language, is “selling your body.” It crops up again and again, feminists decrying how no […]