Selling Sex: How Abolitionist Feminists Hurt Sex Workers | Conducive Chronicle - Open Knowledge — LiveJournal
Mar. 4th, 2011
08:05 am - Selling Sex: How Abolitionist Feminists Hurt Sex Workers | Conducive Chronicle
In order to fuel the rescue industry and ensure the continued existence of their funding, anti-sex work organizations are forced to adopt statistics and numbers based on shaky research and promote them as solid, incontrovertible fact. These numbers are then adopted by politicians, repeated by journalists, and finally accepted as ‘the truth’ by average people, until it seems that the world is overrun by naive, powerless sex slaves in need of our benevolent rescue and rehabilitation. But the problem isn’t just the inflated numbers and misleading statistics, but that the policies enacted based on them are so detrimental to the lives and well-being of sex workers around the world.
Via Amanda Brooks.