Sex workers are human beings…. from cam models to strippers to porn stars. It may not be your cup o’ tea (mmm, tea), but it doesn’t give you the right to disrespect or shame them.
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i wonder who funds these campaigns?
i’ve never met a sex worker who was proud of what they were doing.
maybe if society wasnt so sex negative and anti-woman…?
you know these campaigns never seen to mention the women and girls forced into prostitution, like, the women who do it voluntarily, they’re always the ones on these posters. what about the women and girls forced into it, what about them?
According to the TOBL website, they’re an organisation campaigning against the criminalisation of sex work in Ireland. Turn Off the Blue Light is the counter-org to Turn Off the Red Light, an anti-trafficking org that advocates for the criminalisation of pimps and johns. What I’d like to know is if these women are representative of the number of prostituted women in Ireland, because thus far everything I’ve read about Irish prostitution sounds pretty grim. I don’t support criminalising prostituted women, that much we can all agree on.
There is certainly a problem with presenting prostitution as “a job like any other” because the violence, rape, abuse, and marginalisation that are so much a part of life for prostituted women are not normal facets of any other job; the conditions under which these women work should not be seen as normal and acceptable. It should also be a sign just how depraved a society is when many women are resorting to prostitution to get themselves through school.
So much for the “men are sex workers too” trope. I don’t see their faces or hear their stories in all this campaigning. Doubtless that has something to do with the fact that, in a capitalistic patriarchal society, men are valued for abilities other than sexually pleasuring other people.
Edit: Okay, I did some googling and confirmed that Turn Off the Blue Light is backed by pimps. Peter McCormick, who has profited hugely from advertising women on the internet and been convicted of running an illegal brothel, is behind TOBL along with several other convicted men who have abused prostituted women.
^ fucking incredible. it’s like femen.
and yet look how much of tumblr blindly supports it without questioning the background or considering the cultural context. gosh i wonder why that is.
^^^^ peak libfem right here
seeing this campaign without commentary besides the ones claiming that society is sex negative was what made me start questioning everything sex pozi/libfems stand for. yuck
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