The sex trade lobby is constantly inventing to new words to silence exited women (and some exited men).
The latest one is SWERF – which something like sex workers excluded by radical feminists – or such-like nonsense.
This made-up word is used to stop all discussion, all interchange of ideas or attempts to forge bridges.
This made-up is used word is used to stop any mention of the Nordic Approach, to say abolitionists all know nothing about being prostituted and just are in ivory towers.
And this made-up word is liberally used to shut down and shut up all exited women who speak to human rights, who speak for abolition, and speak to and with awareness that all the prostituted are interconnected.
We are called haters of the prostituted, we are told we are responsible for the violence done to the prostituted by just wanting human rights.
We are told, usually outside the public gaze, that we are traitors, that we have become murderers of the prostituted.
We are SWERFs, so must be silenced.
For it made clear, our words are meaningless, for it said we speak of a place of self-hate, a place of fragmented memory, a place where the sex trade demands facts ignoring our trauma.
Facts become a huge silencing weapon.
For to be part of the sex trade lobby, you must decide there can be no trauma after exiting the sex trade.
This is partly because to back the sex trade, you must think exiting is no big deal, especially as most of the prostituted choose to stay inside the industry.
Those who choose to exit must be to mentally weak to cope, so their word can be dismissed.
To prove their mental weakness – the sex trade lobby bombard the exited with endless questions on “facts”.
These so-called facts are never about the everyday violence of punters, or the structure of the sex trade that makes all the prostituted sub-human.
Facts to the sex trade lobby are just another to trip up the exited, and to make look like liars or too ill to remember/know their reality.
“Where actually did the so-called violence happened?
How old were you?
Was it in a legal establishment?
If it was so bad, how come you stayed/are still alive?
Why did you not buy your way out?
Where is the injuries, there no outward signs you were hurt.
You should have done self-defence.
Why did you not report it/tell someone?
Why did you take the money?
Aren’t you pass that now?”
The sex trade lobby has no interest in answers or debate – just to grind the exited until they become sub-human again.
For we are considered to be the property of the sex trade, and we have broken out. We must be broken down so we can be their property again.
It is that evil, that cruel – it is no simple name-calling or game-playing. It is part of the genocide of the prostituted.
For genocide is fueled by the silencing of the oppressed, making their truths only be spoken or written down by their oppressors.
The prostituted have never had an authentic voice – slowly at the end of the twentieth century to now, there is a growth in exited prostituted women and a few men reaching out to discover their authentic voices.
We cannot have the history of the prostituted class written and spoken only by the sex trade lobby.
That is never the multiple voices of the prostituted, it is always the voices of the static quo, the voices of profiteers and punters.
To be called SWERF by the sex trade lobby is a back-handed compliment – for that ridiculous word shows a fear of the power of the exited to speak truth to power, and to force real revolution and gain full human rights for all the prostituted.