As conservative Canadian senator Donald Plett put it in reference to End Demand bill C-36, “Of course, we don’t want to make life safe for prostitutes; we want to do away with prostitution.
That’s the intent.” The human effect is just collateral damage—if we’re even considered human at all.
We need to help each other out and lift each other up, with action, not lip service.
Orgasm control and orgasm denial can take many forms.
Real solidarity is needed, especially from those at the higher end to those at the lower ones. Given recent events, it seems plausible that many cops may not have a problem with that, but it’s easy to imagine other kinds of speech they might not like. Innocent children, however fictional, are easier to drum up sympathy for than poor people finding ways to survive in a world that wants us to quietly die.Political or community groups that might be critical of them? In the end, the most affected by this will be the most marginalized among us.He and his department, working closely with anti-sex work organizations such as Demand Abolition, have spearheaded initiatives such as the National Day of Johns Arrests, making hundreds of prostitution-related arrests over a period of years.In 2009, Dart sued Craigslist in an effort to have that site remove its adult ads.Preventing these workers from being able to advertise makes it more likely for them to be driven onto the streets, into the hands of pimps or managers, or simply into more desperate poverty.Politicians may not see this as an issue, but all of us should.But efforts to combat sex work under the guise of trafficking are often counterproductive to their stated purpose.What is new, and alarming, is the precedent this sets.Many of the higher echelons of sex workers in the US don’t advertise on Backpage at all, and those who do are more likely to have the resources to learn how to use Bitcoin, pay high fees for prepaid cards, or move on to more expensive, less accessible sites.Backpage has never had pretensions of being “high-end” or “upscale.” The cost and barrier to entry to advertise on the site are low, and the workers who use it are numerically more likely to be poorer, browner, and less gender-conforming than the smaller and more homogeneous populations of higher-end sites—those with fewer resources, who have fewer options.