This blog is a warning that is too often ignored.
Prostitution is pass over for more do-able causes.
Too often the myths of the sex trade lobby are made gospel, and the a deadening silence surrounds exited women.
I have enough, your ignorance is drowning out hope, killing my warrior spirit.
I will keep on keeping on – how can I stop when my prostituted Sisters are living in hell as you pass them by.
When will you see this is an international crisis, it is a endless genocide as vulnerable females replace destroyed prostituted women and girls?
When will you see the deaths, the rapes, the torturing and the mental destruction of the prostituted with a clear eye?
When will you stop framing as chosen work, but as slavery and entrapment?
And when will you stop making the prostituted sub-human, and get empathy with compassion for their suffering?
We are dying, and you are making statistics and writing books to keep us at a safe distant.
Why should exited women make nice, as you so clearly see our lives as research or a way to further your career – not seeing our souls or desire to matter.
I have writing and speaking for a decade, and too much of energy is used up repeating myself coz our lives still are made not to count.
I am proud to an Abolitionist, proud of my family roots in fighting for civil and human rights – but it is like being Sisyphus.
Ted It is the silence of so-called allies that hurts and makes my work so hard.
Too many liberal feminists justify the sex trade, finding multiple excuses for their men to consume the prostituted.
Too many anti-trafficking groups finds why to ignore adult prostitution framing it as chosen work, and separating out “real” trafficking and child sexual exploitation from that “good” prostitution.
Too many radical feminists say the prostituted are betrayer for “allowing” male violence, or not being gold- plated lesbians.
With friends like this, it is surprising most exited women don’t kill themselves.
We deal with that, we smile, we negotiate, we try to teach – we perform the good exited woman with a pain and grief following us.
All the time, exited women who speak truth to power are attacked with a vengeance by the sex trade lobby.
This lobby is the voices of sex trade profiteers and punters.
It is often spoken through the media, through academia, though all forms of cultural speech – the reality is the language of the sex trade lobby is the background noise all exited women are drowning in.
The worst aspect of this hate-speech of the sex trade lobby is how they use that most exited women live with complex trauma to their advantage.
This is shown in how it is common for them to demands facts of how many punters raped us, where we were raped, what age we were, and why if was so terrible we never reported any of our rapes.
All this is said with the full knowledge that exited women could have fragmented memory – or have been so often it all merges into one.
The sex trade lobby uses our trauma to claim exited women have no handle on knowing the reality of prostitution.
Added to this cruel statement, is always that only the prostituted who are currently in the sex trade should be listen to.
It is made invisible that these voices can easier be manipulated to speak the words of sex trade profiteers and punters.
It is made invisible that the prostituted can be punished for not speaking the words of those who are oppressing them.
There is no such thing as free speech for the prostituted.
I am angry at how hard this work is.