Browsing All posts tagged under »sex worker rights«

An Explanation, but no apology.

October 25, 2014

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Everyday whorephobia is a collective, any current or former sex worker who agrees with harm reduction, decriminlization and our core beliefs (detailed here) can represent us. This representation can be on twitter, writing for the blog or at events. It has to be this way for we believe no one is representative and every sex […]

Who were SexWork4U?

October 17, 2013

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reposted with kind permission from http://sometimesitsjustacigar.wordpress.com/ Sometimes I wake up, the sun is shining, the birds are singing and I think, perhaps we pay too much attention to the extremists. The average person cannot see why sex work is criminalized and wants people to be safe and able to access services. Then a clusterfuck so vile […]

French Whores Fight Back.

October 13, 2013

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In the English speaking world we have a view of France as somewhere that takes a liberal view of sex, where the erotic is celebrated and frankly, anything goes.  Like all stereotypes it is based more on our ideas about our own country and othering than any reality. This disconnect is no more apparent than […]

No one campaigns for back street abortions…

September 23, 2013

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Sex worker activists have faced accusations of not being representative from those opposed to our fight for rights, often coupled with the accusation we glamorize our jobs. This has permeated the discourse around sex work legislation so deeply that many sex workers are afraid to even mention they enjoy their work for fear of being […]

Dont put your daughter on the stage Mrs Worthington.

August 5, 2013

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The sixth in our series on problematic languge, this post addresses the “But would you want your daughter to be a sex worker?” When the antis plan their next line of attack the “Would you let your child be a prostitute?” masterclass must be packed to the seams, since it is brought up every time […]