Sunday, 22 September 2013

elettaria: (Sloth debauchery)
A friend of mine spent many years working with sex workers, and is still very much involved in sex worker rights. I've ended up learning a great deal from her, and from sex workers who write on this topic. When we’ve discussed sex workers, I’ve often noticed the number of parallels between prejudice against sex workers and prejudice against people with disabilities. (For the record, I’m a disabled woman myself, with no personal experience of sex work, and I'm not trying to speak for SWs here.) Here are the ones I've thought of so far.

1. Multiple attempts at silencing.

2. Telling sex workers/people with disabilities that they are “not representative”. Read more... )

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