Quote Of The Week

by suzyhooker on August 24, 2014 · 4 comments

in Quote of the Week

…please, please, don’t tell me that sex work is ALWAYS “violence against women.” Don’t tell me that my sweet, awkward, unable-to-find-dates client who pays me for two hours and MASSAGES me, without having sex, in a candle-lit room, because I tweeted that I had a bad day, is exploiting or violating me. Don’t tell me that the outcall guy, in a wheelchair, who also can’t find a partner who isn’t a judgmental fuckface, wanting some affection and a blow-job (because he’s never even been touched sexually before) is violent. Don’t tell me that my 65 year-old divorced client, who can’t navigate modern dating, and who just wants to be kissed while I jerk him off, is doing anything wrong. He isn’t. And neither am I. They don’t deserve to be arrested for that. I shouldn’t be harassed, intimidated by police, and forced to retire from sex work (out of fear of being outed) because of moral panic, which, thanks to police now targeting independent sex workers in Southern Ontario, I’ve now had to do. I’ll be applying for welfare next week, because I still have to pay for luxuries like rent, food, tampons, and soap. Are you happy now, radfems? Will you be satisfied when myself, and a lot of my community, will be forced to move back in with our parents (those of us lucky enough to have such options), or go hungry, or live on coffee because it suppresses our appetite?

THIS is the REAL WORLD consequence of your misguided and ignorant campaigns. I’m happy that you want to help those who want to exit sex work. But I am pissed, angry, and occasionally suicidal because you see fit to fuck with the last option I had for basic survival. What the FUCK am I, and folks with a lot less privilege and options than I have, going to do now? Work and risk jail, or getting put on some list that will show up at borders, welfare offices, and RCMP stations?

-Brazen Lee in “An Open Letter To Anti-Sex Work Activists” at her blog

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Brazen Lee August 25, 2014 at 12:32 am

AW!! Thanks so much. I am honoured!!


Sophia Seductions August 25, 2014 at 8:36 pm

Totally Agree!


Lindsay September 1, 2014 at 7:38 am

I must agree with you.. I have the same question that why are those people – specially guys – want to be a White Knight and save everybody from the trap of the sex industry? I’m a stripper. I work internationally. And I get the same question all the time: “Why are you doing this job?” Is it really hard to believe that I have chosen to live in that way and nobody forced me?


Ambre Jade September 18, 2014 at 1:11 am

Wonderfully said!!!


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