Topic: sex work

Harlotry: Why I Need My Sex Worker Community

Harlotry: Why I Need My Sex Worker Community

Sex work can be an incredibly isolating profession. In a world where our work is at the very least frowned upon, if not directly criminalized, it’s extremely difficult to find support. Even relatively understanding civilian friends tend to be unable to truly relate to the difficulties of life as a sex worker. Too often, the solution to a complaint about work is, “Well, if you hate it so much, why don’t you quit?” More »

Harlotry: On Arguing With SWERFs (Sex Worker Exclusionary Radical Feminists)

Harlotry: On Arguing With SWERFs (Sex Worker Exclusionary Radical Feminists)

I lived in my cozy little sex worker-friendly utopia for quite a while before I realized that all was not just “rights not rescue” hashtags and descriptions of the harm of stigma that spanned several tweets. There was a dark side to sex worker Twitter, and it wasn’t in the small divisions and little tiffs between the anti-capitalists and the libertarians or the misandrists and women who truly, deeply love men. The dark side of sex worker Twitter is caused entirely by the frequent invasion by sex worker exclusionary radical feminists (SWERFs) and trans exclusionary radical feminists (TERFs). More »