Brothel Raids and Graffiti Grandstanding: A Call for Conversation

12 Aug

Important piece on abolitionist strategy.

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We are at a crucial time in history regarding prostitution policy and legislation. As survivor voices have become more outspoken, backing up invaluable research by our equally invaluable abolitionist allies, we have experienced internationally and locally a validation of decades of feminist activism targeting male violence against women. It is a sometimes tenuous or fraught relationship between abolitionist allies and survivor/victims of the sex-trade. As with any collaboration or relationship, there can be personality clashes, differing opinions in approach to abolition and all of the normal responses in human interactions. In the main, however, we all are seeking the same ends and I don’t believe we can ever truly be separated from each other in our goal to end the exploitation of women and girls, and all the prostituted.

So it is with genuine respect to my feminist sisters and their brilliant work for women that I bring up my…

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