Radical Feminist Anti Trafficking Movement That Cares So Much About Trafficking Victims

Rhode Island based Citizens Against Trafficking the brainchild of Donna Hughes, which worked so hard to criminalize indoor sex work in Rhode Island to save trafficking victims, has let their website go dark over lack of payment,

www.citizensagainsttrafficking.org

For an organization that proclaimed how much they cared about trafficking victims and proclaimed the value of their resource, how much do they really care when they don’t even bother to keep the website active?  The organization’s claim to care about human trafficking victims is a farce.  This was about political agenda, about winning for their belief that arresting trafficking victims and consenting sex workers is the best solution to rescue the human trafficking victim.

After I was violently raped last summer by a client, I wrote to Citizens Against Trafficking and asked them how criminalization in my state, just like Rhode Island was going to help me.  As I had no chance of justice going to the police to report being raped by a quasi law enforcement officer (Federal Air Marshall).   There was no response.  Hey Donna M. Hughes and Melanie Shapiro, what does your legislation do for me?  It let a rape occur with no recourse, that is what it did for me.

Then there is this book. http://www.amazon.com/Enslaved-True-Stories-Modern-Slavery/dp/1403974934

My life history is in this book.  They have an organization which has a speakers bureau and claims to work against trafficking.  Yet, despite giving them permission years ago to use my life history in their book, they fail to even acknowledge requests to send me a copy of what they did with my history.  Perhaps because I changed sides of the fence about the same time it went to print?

I joined the sex worker rights movement in 2005 and found genuine activists seeking simply to cause social change so that they can work and live their lives.  The other side seems to want just victories for their point of view, their activists and the victim/survivors are just a component to their efforts to win.

We as sex worker rights activists are working just to get basic human rights.  Prohibitionists are working to advance their careers using sex workers and trafficking victims as pawns for political victories.

Tell me, prohibitionists, where is the justice you proclaim to be working toward?

4 Responses

  1. It seems Citizens Against Trafficking didn’t like the criticism. Suddenly they are back online ready to continue their farce of allegedly caring about trafficking victims.

  2. Well, by gum, Jill. Maybe they did listen to you, to get the website up again so soon.
    😉

  3. […] abolitionist “anti-trafficking” fanatics are starting to dry up (so much so that the website of Citizens Against Trafficking actually went down for a week due to failure to pay its bill), and even major organizations are starting to listen to us.  […]

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