Please Stop Pitting Wives against Sex Workers

Like I said before, could people please stop pitting wives against sex workers? I just noticed this again on a thread in which somebody said the trolling person who was recently banned must have been a woman because only a disgruntled wife whose husband visits sex workers could act this way. This statement pits sex workers against wives, which is no better than how this trolling person was acting.

 I find it offensive that people would assume that only a woman could express such derogatory attitudes toward sex workers.   There are men who are disrespectful toward sex workers also, so it’s not just women who behave in this way.  This pitting of sex workers against wives is a patriarchal and sexist attitude to turn women against each other and keep women down so men can maintain supremacy, so let’s not act this way ourselves.  (I realize there are sex workers of various genders, but this pitting of sex workers against wives is typically targeted at women.) 

I wouldn’t be  surprised if this trolling person is a man whose ex-wife left him and became a sex worker as this person said, and he was making us into scapegoats because of this.  However, we don’t know what gender this person is, so let’s move forward…

Sex Work Issues — SE Asia and China

Here are two videos I found today via Facebook. Compare and contrast:

http://www.lauraagustin.com/migrant-sex-workers-in-china-massage-parlours-hair-salons-hotel-rooms (though this one is from 2007, the scene is still the same)

If you are a Rhode Island Resident

These two candidates are endorsed by Citizens Against Trafficking.   Thus it goes without saying they are against sex worker rights.  If you have the opportunity to vote against them, please do so.

  • Representative Amy G. Rice of District 72 (Portsmouth, Middletown, Newport)
  • Paul Marandola, candidate for District 7 (Providence)