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RIGHTS, NOT RESCUE
support sex workers.
Sex workers are human beings who deserve human rights. Stereotypes, assumptions, and inaccurate representations of our work impact how others see us, talk about us, engage with us and support us. This kind of harmful discourse not only impacts our livelihoods and safety, but our sense of self.
Narratives of sex work in our society paint the industry in a dark, degrading, and delinquent light. Sex workers are viewed publicly and by law enforcement as disposable victims whose lives are deemed less valuable.
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Legalization would mean providing a legal framework to protect some sex workers while still forcing others into dangerous, illegal situations just to get by. This is not at all what we want.
Decriminalization of all sex work would greatly reduce the risk of exploitation and violence against industry professionals. It would give workers the opportunity to report abuse without the risk of legal repercussions. Sex workers who don't have the support of law enforcement or a protective community are more likely to get involved with trafficking, organized crime, and exploitative third parties.
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Even the currently proposed decriminalization frameworks fail to include protections for migrant and undocumented workers. It's very likely that despite our continued efforts, we will never be able to untether sex work from the racist, heteronormative patriarchy that perverts our society.
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