The Other Professionals: Men & Transwomen in Sex Work

I wanted to link to this over here…and ask, if possible, in comments if anyone with information on Sex Worker Outreach, as it pertains to transwomen and men, could please post it in the comments?  I’m trying to gather some serious information on this, as well, I think it’s an important and sometimes way too over looked subject.

Thanks-Ren

(saving up for Chicago!!!)

 

Sex Work and Trafficking Are Different

Last night, Melissa Ditmore published an article that provided a dose of sanity on RH Reality Check. Yet again, the difference between sex work and trafficking needed to be explained. While the site in question has featured some good writing on the topic, in the past few weeks, two articles appeared that begged clarification. Dr. Ditmore answered that call.

The tendency to treat trafficking and prostitution as if they were the same thing has a long and problematic history. Legislation and social discussion have often blurred or denied any difference, but that has always made things worse rather than better for those involved.

The trafficking of women and children into sexual slavery is undeniably a gross abuse of human rights. Like all trafficking, it involves coercion or trickery or both. Sex trafficking is an odious forms of trafficking, but it is far from the only one. Men, women and children are also — and more commonly — trafficked routinely for purposes of household and farm labor as well as sweatshop manufacturing. Their lives may be less media-genic than those of sex trafficking victims, but they are no less brutal, dangerous and degraded.

Sex Work, Trafficking: Understanding the Difference

Sanity, via comments following the story, is greatly appreciated!