Last night, Canada become another country that is making hard for men to buy the prostituted. Slowly, there is a change coming.
A change away the so-called norm of men being entitled to buy and sell the prostituted for sexual greed.
A change that it can seen as normal to say prostitution is just a nasty job, but someone has to do it.
A change that makes some women and girls, and some males so sub-human that can be sexually tortured, raped and murdered – and it framed as adult leisure.
I am thrilled that slowly, and on occasions a sudden rush – that prostitution is being seen for what it is.
Seen as a human rights emergency.
Seen as mental, physical and sexual torture.
Seen as the oldest and largest genocide this world has ever know.
I know this is a dangerous time, especially for those of us who are abolitionists and have exited the sex trade.
We are always under attack from the sex trade lobby, that is so normal to us, that we rarely make it public.
Most abolitionists survivors try to ignore the hate and terror sent to us almost every day, hoping they will slowly get bored.
We usually do not publish or acknowledge their constant war on us, we will not give them free publicity or advertisement for their profits on the bodies of the prostituted still trapped in the sex trade.
But I feel on occasions it is vital to speak out against this war on our minds and ability to keep going forward.
First I want everyone on the Left and in feminism, to start taking seriously what is happening to survivors who are now abolitionists – take serious how powerful the sex trade lobby is, and recognised the extreme hate throw at us.
Andrea Dworkin know this hate, and where and why it is targeted at exited women who dare to speak out in particular – she preach that the sex trade are furious that their goods are rebelling, for we should be dead or too damaged to speak out.
The sex trade lobby has total contempt for all the prostituted class, especially those of us who dare to be alive and to be had the strength to say where we came from.
They want us wipe from the face of the earth – preferably without getting their hands dirty by forcing us into suicide.
This is done in multiple ways, but the main weapon is that their attacks are relentless, or it never done by a single “troll” but a highly organised criminal organisations.
This means the sex trade has access to huge amounts of money and people to keep a non-stop low of hate and lies.
They invade Twitter, Facebook, our blogs, our emails, attempt to find our private addresses.
They threaten our mental and physical welfare, threaten our families, and say enough lies that our friends are made to doubt us.
They use our trauma as a weapon to destroy us – saying we were too weak to deal with the “job”, using that we have fragmented memories to “prove” we are liars.
They pretend to be caring – only to say it just a story, and most of prostitution is empowering to women.
They send us invitations to work for them in their lovely brothels – then we can see it not so violent, coz of course they are the friendly caring pimps.
They get punters to write to us to explain how ignorant we are – for we just need to meet the “good punter” to see how wrong we are.
They explain to us how men must have access to the prostituted, coz they are lonely, disabled, unattractive etc. Making out we are evil to deny men that entitlement.
Sometimes, they just lose it saying we too ugly to be a real prostitute, too weak to know our own truths, too sub-human to even be polite to and have a reasonable debate with.
It is their common weapon to tell us that we were never “real” prostitutes – so our tales should be dismissed or shown to be lies.
They say we are paid bags of money to lie about the sex trade.
It goes on an on and on – it is soul-destroying.
Of course, there are highly personal attacks as well as those politics attacks.
We are attacked for being too damaged to know the truth – never that the damage was forced into us by the constant hate and violence that is prostitution.
We are told we are murdering the prostituted by wanting abolition or the Nordic Approach.
It is a slow torture.
I want this to taken seriously, for as the progress to abolition is slowly taking hold – the sex trade lobby will get more aggressive and even less rational.
The attacks on abolitionists who are survivors will get worse – and we need support and your strength.