Fuck all the assholes that cruised past this on my blog and didn’t reblog, then went ahead and reblogged every fucking porn gif on my tumblr.
Do you people get that I am a sex worker and so are the people in those gifs? Fucking hypocritical fucks.
I’m not reblogging porn gifs. I am reblogging this for the decriminalization of sex work. I am reblogging for the right of sex workers to medical insurance, licensing, police protection, the right to pay taxes, the right to maintain clean, safe places of work, and the right not to be preyed upon by pimps and drug dealers. I am reblogging this for the right of sex workers to live the same lives as dancers and card dealers in casinos, free of fear.
The American approach to sex work is hypocritical in the max. We force girls, women, and lgbt people who have been kicked out of their homes into it, then raise out hands and cry blameless when they are forced into sex work to make enough money for food, rent, and child care, while the men who kicked them out pay them for their services, sell them drugs, and beat them up. We sniff and say, “What did you expect?” when they are found beaten, knifed, or strangled to death in some dreadful place when it is our fault they have been forced to work there, forced to take drugs and buy from dealers to tolerate that kind of work, and treated like beasts by the people who dumped them.
Some people will still end up in the dark, but if sex work is legalized, they will have many more protections, and well-lit, protected places to work, and people who will care about them. We will reduce the risks to them in so many ways. They are our sisters and brothers. We owe them the safeties we have.