Today, for a brief second, I thought of a life without Roger. It was much like my current life, except that this forum was a bit nicer.
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Quote from: Mod e of ManslatorThis blog, though run by civilians, respects sex workers and their rights (right to control their bodies, right to work in the field of their choosing, right to not be looked down upon or condescended to due to their chosen field, etc.). Sex workers are different than, for example, sex trafficking victims, who did NOT choose to enter the field of sex work and are therefore being coerced and are not consenting.
Transcript of screenshot: “I’m confused about you asking sex workers, given how they are literally coerced into sex in order to get the money they need to buy food/pay bills etc. and therefore are not consenting.”
Everyone is coerced into work by capitalism. Sex work is no worse or better than any other type of labor. Stop disrespecting people’s decisions about what type of labor is best able to support them.
on the subject of sex worker, (speaking as an ace sex worker, for what’s it worth) the idea that you can respect the sex worker, but condemn the client is so incredibly toxic.
When you condemn the client, you endanger the sex worker - you endanger our livelihoods by forcing us into work that is (equally coercive and dangerous, and) not nearly as lucrative; you endanger our lives by fostering an environment where clients don’t want to give out the kind of details that will let an SW filter dangerous clients; you foster an environment where it “doesn’t matter” whether a client does their homework to make sure they’re not supporting trafficking, making it more likely that they won’t.
And by promoting the idea that women are incapable of determining whether they are being victimized, you perpetuate a culture in which women’s words cannot be trusted, which, guess what? Perpetuates rape culture.
The primary danger for sex workers stems directly from a cultural perception that sex workers are less; that sex workers are victims, that women are victimizable as sex workers. I mean, do people really not see how painting a vast swathe of the population as uniquely vulnerable to exploitation might make people who want someone to exploit take interest?
(Otherwise, absolutely no complaints about the assessment of enthusiastic consent + asexuality + sex work. It’s spot on)
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