For a while, I had been following a blog in the UK that was advocating more rights for sex workers along with more and better protection by decriminalizing prostitution and turning it into a legitimate, rights-filled industry.
This article – http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/sex-workers-need-rights-not-rescue-author-says-n49096 – covering sex workers here at home in the US – says to me that such an initiative here at home might be in order, giving sex workers rights and protection from abuse and harassment by the police and their habit of profiling any woman suspected of being a prostitute, even a transgendered woman who was just going out to get some tacos.
The article’s a good read and I’m gonna see if I can find the book it referenced but, in the meantime, how say you, my friends? Would decriminalization and legitimizing the sex worker trade not only be a good way for those interested to make some money in an economy that is bereft of good-paying jobs as well as cut down the global and illegal sex trafficking we hear so much about? Is our stance against prostitution merely a moral one?
Leave some words for me to ponder!