Recently Amnesty came out and said they support decriminalisation of the sex industry as a positive model for countries to take on. For sex workers this is a huge thing! Its great! Its AMAZING! It doesnt actually mean that every country will take on decrim straight away but HOPEFULLY in time maybe one day they will do it! We can only hope!
So then on twitter some tweets came under the hashtag #QuestionsForAmnesty from sex workers and allies saying great things and then of course the anti sex industry people with their radical ways of thinking.
There were a few tweets that i wanted to comment on, but i know full well that there is no point trying to convince an anti ANYTHING in under 144 characters and lets face it, it goes in one ear and out the other and then they get cranky and then they use your words against you blah blah.
So here are some tweets and my thoughts/comments on them: WTF really? Do you forget that people have sex with other people every day? Just because we cash in on something you do for free doesnt make it more dangerous. You dont know what the guy at the pub has! You dont know 10000% your partner is being faithful. Sex workers in NSW where we have decrim have the same if not lower sti rates than that of the general population (Kirby Institute report 2012)
#questionsforamnesty @amnesty No other "job" includes repeated penetration & exposure to contagion-carrying human fluids.
WTF really? Do you forget that people have sex with other people every day? Just because we cash in on something you do for free doesnt make it more dangerous. You dont know what the guy at the pub has! You dont know 10000% your partner is being faithful. Sex workers in NSW where we have decrim, have the same if not lower sti rates than that of the general population (Kirby Institute report 2012)
#questionsforamnesty @amnesty The legalized province of Victoria, Australia has highest domestic violence rates & child prostitution rates.
Um where did you get this information? Id like a link please. To start with, the discussion is about decriminialisation of the industry. Victoria does not have decrim. They have a legalised industry where sex workers are forced to get a licence to work privately. It is a very restrictive industry in Victoria. As to whether there is the highest rates of DV and child prostitution, id never heard anything like that before! I remember a few years ago there was a child being pimped by their parent, im not sure, but that was found out pretty quick. I dont remember ever reading it was an increasing problem in Victoria!
#QuestionsForAmnesty Are you now condoning the slave trade? The traders are only 'exercising their right to autonomy'.....
#QuestionsForAmnesty Does decriminalising prostitution then legitimise as a profession the trafficker/pimp/john? Are these now careers??
Are you stupid? Decrim does not all of a sudden make traficking and slave trade legal. Those things are a criminal offence and should ALWAYS feel the wrath of the law. Decrim does not decriminalise slave traders and traffickers. It makes sex work a legit occupation. Trafficking and slavery is a different thing all together and they have their own laws and none of those laws are changed if decrim was in place.
#QuestionsForAmnesty how will @AmnestyUK ensure #women are not forced in to prostitution by job centres? Not just a job-its rape.
As if they will put sex work in job centres! Regardless of its legal status, sex work isnt for everyone. Its an adult job that must be done by someone over the age of 18 who comes to the decision of their own free will. As if anyone at a job centre would force someone to do sex work! Thats just crazy! How would you get to the conclusion that that is what may happen. FFS, grow up!
#QuestionsForAmnesty How many of your staff use prostituted women?
Pfft we are called sex workers and what business is it of yours if anyone uses our services. If people from Amnesty do use our services then thats awesome because they then have a better understanding of our industry THAN YOU!
#QuestionsForAmnesty countries with legalized prostitution experience larger reported incidence of trafficking http://www.diw.de/documents/publikationen/73/diw_01.c.405653.de/diw_econsec0071.pdf …
Sweetheart.. did you not get the memo about the topic? Its about DECRIM not legalisation!! They are different things!!
Ah fuk this.. im just getting mad reading over this shit...