Rmott62 wrote another wonderful piece on prostitution. I was very moved by it. This is one of the best posts she’s ever written. She’s such an amazingly courageous writer and a good friend of mine. The post is called Not for sale. Please check it out.
Kudos to you, Rebecca.
“The ugly side of prostitution cannot be heard too much, for that might undermine the easy option of viewing prostitution as a “free choice”.”
— Rmott62, former prostituted woman, in her “Not for sale” post.
“When sex is work, rape is theft. Every time someone calls prostitution “sex work” they affirm for misogynists what misogynists already believe, that a man raping a woman is more akin to a man shoplifting than a man inflicting torture.”
— Sam Berg.
Edited to add (04/07/2008 – April 7th):
as I see it= “Prostitution is not a career choice. . . prostitution needs to be seen for what it is: violence against women.”
— Mary Zelinka, assistant executive director of a Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence in Oregon.