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28 March 2016 @ 10:15 am
Off the pedestal  
Why feminism should be pro-sex work

Thanx to andrewducker
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Ulrikaakirlu on March 28th, 2016 08:12 pm (UTC)
I can't say I'm in love with the ugly neologism "pedestalization," and am not clear on what benefits using it has above good old "idealization," other than adding that oh-so-necessary aroma of the academy to the essay, but beyond that this piece is excellent. A lot of the points it makes are dead obvious, to me, but it's clear that they are not to a great many feminists. One of my long standing problems with most feminism is its sex-negativity and whore phobia.
Elenbarathielenbarathi on March 29th, 2016 03:12 am (UTC)
I am pro-sex work in the same way I'm pro-choice re abortion: it's a terrible choice to have to make; the circumstances leading up to having to make it are never good; and those who make it already have trouble enough, without being shamed and stigmatized for it. In a perfect world, no one would ever have to terminate a pregnancy or trade sex for money, but it's not a perfect world.