I think the worst thing about the misguided liberal sex positive feminists is that they managed to convince themselves as well a large amount of people that being sex critical and anti prostitution/porn is victim blaming (and lolz shaming women for having sex of course) of those exploited by the institutions.
There’s such an unhealthy, dogged fixation on so called individual choice and personal empowerment that they’re willing to ignore the masses and masses of evidence indicating exploitation and long term abuse and cultural toxicity.
What’s worse is these people will also not hesitate to bring up abstract, wishy washy imaginary and idealistic worlds of equality to yak about nonexistent potential (healing intimacy bahahahahaha)
Even if those worlds could exist you can’t deny that it’s still about the commodification of a body and entitlement to sexual fulfillment without the full, enthusiastic consent of the other person. That sure as hell isn’t an egalitarian society lmao
There is nothing “humble” about talking over sex workers and stomping on sex workers rights because you want to theorise about our lives and campaign to make our lives more dangerous under the guise of being “anti-prostitution”.
I don’t enjoy my work. But people like you are a far bigger threat to my safety than any vaguely common client, because you’re far more interested in theorising about our work and shouting over actual sex workers voices than you are about our actual safety.
I wasn’t even talking about the experiences of survivors. But since that’s your take, I’ll play ball.
Please do some research before you criticize the Nordic model in favor of decriminalization. It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that moving workers indoors will make it better. It’s also easy to believe that there is a substantial amount of “consenting adult” women in there when the testimonies of countless many, with empirical evidence, will show otherwise.
Frankly, I don’t care if you as an individual can make your peace with it. I don’t even care if you can find me a thousand women who enjoy it. Your individual choices are not what feminism is about.
I don’t blame people who have to do what it takes to survive in a society like this. And I certainly don’t blame people who have been trafficked into it via seasoning. But I do criticize people who would treat an inherently violent, oppressive and exploitative institution as inevitable, a necessary evil, and even a potential place of progress and empowerment.
Because that is the real “threat" to survivors.