Rape Is A Human Right

An investigation was launched today after a care home admitted inviting in purchasing prostitutes women to offer sexual services to be raped by disabled male residents.

The street workers women regularly meet with vulnerable guests men for sex sessions to be raped– known in the home as a ”special visit”.

Staff have been ordering the prostitutes women by phone who then visit disabled residents at Chaseley, a nursing home caring for 55 people in Eastbourne, Sussex.

Sex workers Prostituted women meet residents men in a special room and a red sock is put on the door handle so staff know not to disturb them.

Bosses say many physically and mentally disabled people men have no other sexual outlet – and become so frustrated they often resort to  groping female staff.

Care workers say the ”sex surrogates slaves” are ”therapeutic” and experts claim they are a ”basic human right”.

But East Sussex County Council has launched an urgent investigation into possible ”exploitation and abuse” of vulnerable people. (meaning the men, not the women who are being sexually exploited)

Sue Wyatt, Chaseley’s manager, has confirmed prostituted women are welcomed at the home but say staff no longer make the calls ordering them directly.

She said a ”third party consultant” pimp was now used to contact the sex workers prostituted women – and says the disabled guests ”have needs” which the hookers women who are prostituted help meet.

Mrs Wyatt said: ”People have needs, so sometimes we might need to be set up a room in a certain way. We are there to help.

”We use a private consultant pimp who arranges everything. They are an independent person who works in the home. She puts people rapists in touch with people rape victims.

”We respect our residents as individuals rapists so that’s why we help this to happen.”

Former manager of the Chaseley Nursing home, Helena Barrow. She helped to arrange sex rape sessions between disabled male residents and local prostituted women.

The practice at the home was revealed by its former manager Helena Barrow.

She said: ”The fact is, sex workers are allowed by law to sexually enable people but care workers are not. men are legally allowed to rape prostitutes, they are not allowed to rape care workers.

”So, if someone a man asked, we would often call in a professional, someone trained to do that. It’s known as the resident’s ‘special visit’. (a trained professional? if there is a “sex worker academy” where women are trained how to please a man, it’s just called being female.)

”If you have a resident who is groping staff, one way of resolving that problem is to get a sex worker in who is trained to deal with that situation.

If you have a male who is groping female staff, one way of dealing with that is to find a woman whom he can legally pay to rape.

”But most of the time, these are people men who feel frustrated by a primeval need they cannot fulfil. entitled to access to women’s bodies.

- original article here.

We need to be fucking honest about what’s happening here.

Chaseley, a care home which is primarily for ex military servicemen, is drafting women in to be raped by their residents.

A spokesman for East Sussex County Council said the local authority had been unaware of Chaseley’s policy of inviting prostitutes on site and ”did not welcome” the idea.

He said: ”We will examine our concerns through the Pan-Sussex Multi-Agency Policy and Procedures for Safeguarding Adults at Risk.

”This has the potential to place vulnerable East Sussex residents at risk of exploitation and abuse.”

These male residents. who are apparently so desperate to satisfy their primeval needs that they physically can’t stop themselves assaulting female staff members, are provided with women – actual human beings –  to use as masturbatory receptacles and THEY are the ones being exploited?

How are men ever being exploited when they’re sticking their dicks in women and putting them at risk of pregnancy and death? Even if the man has no arms and legs, or even if he has a severe brain injury, or even if he is in a catatonic state, the moment his penis enters a woman’s vagina, she is instantly vulnerable. She is putting her life and her bodily integrity at risk. He is getting his dick wet.

Denise Banks is director of social care provision at Chailey Heritage Foundation which has been working with the Sexual Health and Disability Allliance, a national group that campaigns for disabled people to be allowed access to sex workers.

She revealed the foundation had contacted Chaseley to help develop a policy where prostitutes could be found for residents if needed.

Mrs Banks said: ”The work they [Chaseley] are doing is certainly pleasing.

”If someone asked us to contact a sex worker for them, we would have to be open to that. If we resisted we would be going against the Human Rights Act.

Does the Human Rights Act only entitle disabled men access to women’s vaginas? Is it every man’s right to have a human being on the end of his dick whenever he feels like it? Does the Human Rights Act say that if a man is unable to procure sex (access to a woman’s vagina) for himself, whether that’s down to physical incapacity, or just plain unattractiveness, that someone else has a duty to find and provide a sex partner for him? I’m not so sure that it does.

If fucking women is a human right for men, that means women don’t have a right to remain unfucked. If a man cannot ‘naturally’ find a woman willing to submit to intercourse with him, but intercourse is his human right, then there is a woman somewhere who is obligated to let him fuck her, even if she doesn’t want to. That’s called rape. Men have a human right to rape.

Nick Tapp, chief executive of East Sussex Disability Association, said he thought it posed ”certain problems”.

He said: ”Allowing them release in this way would appear to be a good thing.

”However, there’s always an issue of risk which is for local authorities and health authorities to look into.

”How do you know the sex workers are not carrying infections? There are certainly safety issues there.”

Nick Tapp thinks it’s a good thing that prostituted women are brought in to the home for men to rape because it prevents them from raping the care workers. He’s worried though, that these nasty ‘sex workers’ might be carrying diseases and that’s not good for the rapists!

What about the human rights of prostitutes and all women? We have laws against rape. We recognize (at least superficially) that women have a right to say no. In practice, it looks like only some women are afforded it. Care workers obviously are, at least while they’re working. If they’re out drinking and flirting with men, however, they become perfectly good rape fodder.

No woman is under any obligation to let a man fuck her. Women are not sockets for men to stick dick plugs into. If having an orgasm is a human right, there are about 3 billion women who are being seriously fucking ripped off. Where is their cheerleading squad?

Globally, women are having their clitorises and labia cut off with broken bottles. They’re having their vaginas packed with dirt and leaves and sewn shut. They are being forcibly impregnated and forcibly sterilized. Nick Tapp of East Sussex Disability Association is worried that ex-soldiers might pick up a nasty infection while exercising their human right to masturbate into a woman.

Fucking priorities.

41 responses

  1. The language surrounding this is as perfectly Orwellian in French as in English. Marcel Nuss of France wants government-funded ‘assistance sexuelle’ because ‘les handicapés ont droit à la vie sexuelle’ (the disabled have the right to have a sex life). Mr Nuss has had sexual relationships but clearly feels his human rights are violated when he is not in one.
    Article in French:
    http://next.liberation.fr/sexe/2013/01/04/marcel-nuss-touchable_871738

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  2. thanks for making the appropriate editorial changes to this story so that it conveys the truth, instead of patriarchal pro-rape propaganda. its so telling that “sexual outlet” means groping unwilling women, and using prostitutes women as masturbatory aids. again we see that sex means men en/forcing sexualized abuse on unwilling women. these things are used interchangeably. they are TELLING US what they mean when they say sex. most people either arent listening, or they dont believe it, or they dont care. men cant REALLY be this bad, can they?

    its mens RIGHT to have a human being on the end of his dick whenever he wants one = EXACTLY! if people are having a difficult time understanding the problem here, as a thought exercise, they could think about this happening to an actual human being instead of TO WOMEN. for example, what if the disabled rapist wants to fuck a man? what if he wants to fuck a STRAIGHT man bc hes a “straight MTF” who wants to fuck straight men? what if they cant find a male prostitute? there arent THAT MANY of them out there afterall, compared to female, and especially in some areas. is there ANY scenario we can imagine where the disabled rapist would have to go without? im just asking for the sake of conversation. surely they view pedophiles, necrophiles, bestiophiles and knothole-fuckers differently than “normal” men who want to stick their dicks into UNWILLING ALIVE ADULT HUMANS so i wont even go there. but thats relevant too. how far they gonna take this “human rights” to ejaculate into another person (or animal, or knothole) business? does that alleged right end where a *man* (or a male who isnt a prostitute, or a straight man) might be penetrated against his will by a disabled retired pervert? or does the right end somewhere else (or nowhere?) inquiring minds want to know.

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    1. Yes, exactly. “Sex” as men define it, is sticking your dick in something. Not someone because women are not human, but something. We’re supposed to perceive the goat-fuckers and the couch-fuckers and the vacuum cleaner hose-fuckers (I have, unfortunately, witnessed this happen) as different to “normal men” but the fact of the matter is that all men will stick their dicks in anything. Because it’s their human right to do so. If their preferred dick recipient is a female human being, that’s perfect because that’s what we’re for. It is not a human right for men to stick their dick in people but they do have the right to stick their dick in things. And that’s all we are. That’s why male prostitutes will never be brought in for homosexual males, whether they’re ‘straight’ MTFs or regular old fags.

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    2. Yes, exactly. “Sex” as men define it, is sticking your dick in something. Not someone because women are not human, but something. We’re supposed to perceive the goat-fuckers and the couch-fuckers and the vacuum cleaner hose-fuckers (I have, unfortunately, witnessed this happen) as different to “normal men” but the fact of the matter is that all men will stick their dicks in anything. Because it’s their human right to do so. If their preferred dick recipient is a female human being, that’s perfect because that’s what we’re for. It is not a human right for men to stick their dick in people but they do have the right to stick their dick in things. And that’s all we are. That’s why male prostitutes will never be brought in for homosexual males, whether they’re ‘straight’ MTFs or regular old fags.

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  3. anyway my point is that there is an underlying assumption of naturalness that goes without saying, when we are talking about men sticking their dicks into women. even when its not wanted by the woman. WHICH IS RAPE. my point is *not* that its acceptable to use male and female victims interchangeably bc obviously its not, and there are relevant political connotations when men rape women.

    also, is this another case of men telling us what is indeed “natural” FOR THEM and we just arent listening, or dont want to believe it (or in the case of many feminists, they dont care if its true or not that men are naturally one thing or another and they will insist is “socialization” even if its not?) just bc something is natural FOR MEN doesnt mean its natural FOR US. it also doesnt follow that just bc something is “natural” that theres nothing that can be done about it. its something ive been thinking about lately, although i know its not the point of this post. sorry if its a derail!

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    1. It’s not the point of the post but it’s certainly relevant so not a derail at all. I agree that if we just pay attention to what men are telling us, the truth is right there. I also think it’s males ‘nature’ to want to stick their dicks in things. They tell us this constantly. Why disbelieve them? What reason would they have to misrepresent themselves in such a way?

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  4. Reblogged this on Women of the Patriarchy and commented:
    “If fucking women is a human right for men, that means women don’t have a right to remain unfucked. If a man cannot ‘naturally’ find a woman willing to submit to intercourse with him, but intercourse is his human right, then there is a woman somewhere who is obligated to let him fuck her, even if she doesn’t want to. That’s called rape. Men have a human right to rape.”

    I engaged in a conversation with people about this very topic, and the comments made about it were utterly atrocious.

    “I view sexual release as a human right.” This means, stripped down and made bare, “I view access to women’s bodies as a human right.”

    When sexual release is viewed as a human right, and when men who don’t get sex commit sexual violence (rape), then women, as a group, are forced to choose between providing sex and being raped by men, as a group. If one woman does not satisfy a man’s entitled demand to sex, another woman will be raped. Choosing between sex or rape is not a choice.

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  5. Outstanding rewrite, and I especially love this line, “Is it every man’s right to have a human being on the end of his dick whenever he feels like it?”

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    1. Wow, just when I thought I had heard it all, then comes this. The reason this awful, unthinkable, and atrocious happenings are being validated is because we live in a patriarchy, and therefore the powers that be (men) are ok with this ridiculous problem. Men are putting themselves in the elderly and disabled men’s shoes, and are imagining how they would feel if they were in these horny scumbags’ shoes. It’s all about te menz. Now what the fuck about the women!!?? These prostituted women need help! What about their scumbag pimps!? How the hell are they getting away with this?! Instead of recognizing the women’s problem, the men are essentially calling them ” dirty whores” who may be carrying diseases to hurt the poor male victims!! Unbelievable. The woman involved should be ashamed of herself too. She is colluding with men to make this happen. She’s probably being nicely compensated as well. Yet another step back for prostituted women and women alike. Pathetic.

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  6. Thank you for this ann tagonist! Keep up the good work! I’m glad I found you, and will spread the word. For the record, (anticipating the questions of some who know me), sex worker’s rights to engage a calling can’t be really proposed until women have the right to opt out of gender-based poverty first.

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    1. What a wonderful world it will be when anyone gets to “opt out” of poverty.

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  7. Nick Tapp, chief executive of East Sussex Disability Association, said “How do you know the prostituted women are not carrying infections? There are certainly safety issues there.” Yes indeed the real safety issues are that these male rapists will undoubtedly transmit STD infections to the prostituted women because STDS are overwhelmingly transmitted by men to women never the reverse. But as usual Tapp is enacting male supremacist lie that ‘prostituted women are the ones who sexually infect the male buyers/male rapists never the reverse.

    These male rapists are overwhelmingly are males who served in the UK’s armed forces and malestream UK media constantly promotes the lie all males serving in the UK military are ‘heroes.’ So obviously these ‘male heroes’ are entitled to enact their pseudo male right of sexual access to female bodies. After all it is mens’ human right and men need constant sexual access to female bodies otherwise men will spontaneously combust!

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    1. Excellent point about the UK’s military fetish. WE SAPPORT ARE TROOPS!

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    2. “overwhelmingly transmitted by men to women never the reverse” – and how do the men get these STD’s, if not from women?

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      1. Having a conversation tonight about this tonight, as it happens – I work for an HIV/AIDS organization, as does the guy I was talking to – and one issue that came up was married men cheating on their wives with other men. The conversation related to Africa, where this particular issue was all but erased in the public consciousness by stigma around homosexuality – big Christian/Muslim populations – but this is undoubtedly an issue here as well. Also some STIs – such as HPI and Clamydia can be asymptomatic in men, who then pass them on to multiple partners unknowingly (or indeed, uncaringly: men the world over are generally less attentive to their health needs and – particularly where prostitutes are concerned, less scrupulous about protection, even offering extra cash in return for ‘bareback’ sex, the prostitutes in question in a financially-poor position to argue.) And last, but not least, the fact that men penetrate women – and regard PIV as the default and desirable sexual practice – makes transmission of some STIs (e.g. HIV/Syphilis/NSUs) more likely to be Male to female.

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      2. Ed Drain & Guls, thank you for backing Ann Tagonist’s brave re-write; your responses are very insightful. …And to second soldiercoder, yeah, Ann Tagonist, and those of you deeply involved in this fight: What else can we do other than support your work through responses, & sharing your voice?

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    3. Spreading misinformation like this (that men don’t get infected by women) is false and *dangerous* to spread. STI’s are an issue for ALL sexually active people regardless of gender or sexuality. Safer sex practices need to be observed and sex trade workers are well aware of this and use condoms. Regulating the sex trade and making STI testing a regular mandatory part of their health care reduces infection rates and makes sure those who do get sick, get appropriate treatment. You can contract gonorrhea from oral sex BTW, lesbian, straight, or gay sex. Its an equal opportunist infection, as is HIV, Chlamydia, Hepatitis, etc.

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      1. I’m not suggesting that men don’t or can’t contract infections from women, simply that the reverse is more likely, for the reasons I mentioned. And you’re right, safe sex IS the answer in many cases. But to say it’s ‘equal opportunities’ is misleading: if you’re a prostitute who needs £10 for her/his next fix (a not unlikely scenario) or for a bed for the night, or for your kid’s nappies, whatever and a john offers you the extra to go without protection, you’re in a poor position to refuse. Not all prostitutes are in that position, obviously; but many are.

        I don’t believe anyone commenting here – or on other similar sites – wishes to stigmatize sex workers in general or personally; yet it would be disingenuous to fail to consider ‘worst case scenarios’ such as the above. and whilst not all men are unscrupulous or cruel, many of us are, and women (or men) in vulneralble positions make easy targets for unscrupulousness and cruelty.

        Oh, and on the ‘equal ops’ subject again, I think it’s fair to say that on balance, woman-to-woman sex falls into the lower-risk category for STIs. I mention this because a friend of mine inadvertantly discovered that her health records at her GP surgery listed ‘lesbian’ as a ‘lifestyle risk’. She was not pleased with this, to put it mildly, so it’s worth checking up to see what info your GP is keeping about you; it’s your right to know.

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  8. (Meanwhile, at a seniors care home near you) elderly women get two diapers a day. If this is an icky problem, they can pick poops out of the sodden diaper and stuff it with wadded toilet paper, to get them to the night-time diaper change. Because who do you think you are?

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    1. Thank you doublevez for expanding my view on this issue; there is just so much here. This facet is so important. I remembered when I went looking for a nursing home for my mom. The overwhelming stench of urine I found at three of the seven or so homes I visited in my search, are testament that inequalities apply to the elder just the same as to the children of this supposedly ‘developed-(ha!) nation’. While some nursing homes are finding humans to fit on the end of men’s penises, some other ones can’t even keep up with basic hygiene for their residents… to quote ann Tagonist’s aptly fitting words again because they are worth repeating over and over again to note these injustices: “Fucking priorities”!

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  9. Reblogged this on musicbugsandgender and commented:
    This is happening just up the road from me! Apparently, according to my local authorities, the ‘right’ of men to ‘get laid’ (rape) trumps the rights of women to be protected from violence under the law. Sorry, but that’s just sick. East Sussex County Council is concerned about the rights of the vulnerable? It’s a given that women/girls – and men/boys, come to that – who enter prostitution are amongst the most vulnerable of our citizens. It’s their health and wellbeing we need to be protecting – not the spurious ‘needs/rights’ of a bunch of dirty old men, disabled or not!

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  10. The Chaseley Trust webpage features a prominent statement (see below) which denies staff were involved in soliciting prostituted women for residents but stops short of saying that such visits never occurred. Also, mention of legal action pending re Argus (our local rag) and other un-named media outlets. Doubt they’re likely to expend a great deal of energy over a small group of feminist bloggers with a selective audience, but heads up all the same.

    http://www.chaseley.org.uk/

    Take care,

    Andy.

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    1. Thanks for the heads up. They can sue me for my debt. :)

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  11. I don’t understand how this is rape – these sex workers don’t seem to be being forced to have sex with people without consent. Presumable they understand that they are being paid for sex and can choose not to if they don’t want to. I think rape is when you take away someone’s choice to say no and not have sex – I can’t see how that’s happening? Can’t they still just refuse?
    It definitely seems morally questionable that the care home appears to be organizing this, but the other side of the coin is that everybody technically has the right to pay for sex IF somebody is offering it for money (as long as it is offered through their own free will) That doesn’t count as rape. Why should people who are disabled or in a care home be excluded from this? Definitely a thorny issue, and I don’t think this is something a care home should be organizing, but I don’t think it’s rape unless there’s evidence that sex workers have not been allowed to just refuse?.
    I see that there are some definite arguments here about the questionability of the care home’s reasoning for this (groping staff, everyone having a right to sex. etc) which I agree with, and may be an attitude that fosters rape in other situations. But I disagree with this interpretation of rape. If a care home approached me and asked me to have sex with some of residents for money I could say no and it wouldn’t be rape, and I could say yes and it wouldn’t be rape, as long as I continued to have the opportunity to withdraw consent. I definitely agree with some of the points you raised but you also seem to be implying that paying for sex (in this circumstance at least) automatically equals rape, which i don’t think is true. Hope you see where I’m coming from with this.

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    1. The majority of women enter prostitution in their early teens. The majority of women in prostitution do not want to be there. I would be looking for evidence to suggest the ‘sex workers’ (prostituted women) actively DO want to be there. Because that’s the rarer occurance.

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      1. Here why don’t you talk TO some sex trade professionals – http://www.spoc.ca/
        http://maggiestoronto.ca/

        http://www.powerottawa.ca/

        http://www.chezstella.org/

        http://www.walnet.org/csis/groups/swav/index.html

        http://www.wccsip.ca/

        These are all sex positive sex worker organizations from Canada – women and men who like their jobs. You need to learn about the difference between *survival* sex workers (marginalized and in need of society’s protection and help in getting out of work they feel trapped in by exploitation and circumstance) and formal sex workers….and this quote from bigsusies seems appropriate –

        “Big Susie’s recognizes that the relationship between feminism and sex work is fraught and contentious. We do not support work done in the name of feminism that denies sex workers’ agency or that attempts to prohibit all forms of pornography regardless of its content. At the same time, we recognize that some feminists are committed to being allies to sex workers and that a feminist analysis of violence against women can help us to better understand the violence that many sex workers experience. Big Susie’s supports the kind of feminism that is sex-positive and advocates for the decriminalization of sex work. We believe in a feminism that supports women who experience violence but refuses to view women as anything other than victims.”

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    2. ok, to add to what Ann Tagonist already said, here is what I have gleaned are hearing exited women speak and reading lots of reports regarding prostituted women. 1) girls (under the age of consent) that are targeted by pimps, are vulnerable before being targeted. Vulnerability comes in a variety of forms, from physical, psychological, and sexual abuse in the home,or if they have run away, just the basic needs for food and shelter. Once the pimp recognizes the vulnerability (which can happen with just a glance), the pimp will start grooming (brainwashing) the girl into thinking the “right” way. He will lavish her with gifts, start filling her with ideas about how men are and that she should not give her sex out for free, and that he is the only one who “loves” her. At some point he will molest her, or possibly have other prostituted women teach her how to act as a prostitute. If she resists, she will be beaten, humiliated, threatened either with harm to herself or someone she cares about, she will be isolated, denied food, rest, water, and or shelter. In short she will be manipulated into doing what is “right” for the pimp with no regard to what she wants. She is taught to please johns and to act like she likes it. If she fails in her facade, she gets a fresh round of abuse, along with whatever psychological manipulations the pimp can think of to bring her back into the “right” way of thinking/acting. So…. even if you are seeing an adult that appears to want to be there, what is probably actually occuring is a woman who has been abused over and over and taught that she needs to be sexy at whatever cost, and earn those dollars for that pimp. At the very least, one who uses prostituted women are forcing her to re-live her earlier abuse.

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    3. I understand where you’re coming from Rebecca. I encourage everyone who wants to “help” prostitutes to get involved with their organizations – From Big Susies – a working group for and run by sex workers in Hamilton Ontario – “Big Susie’s recognizes that the relationship between feminism and sex work is fraught and contentious. We do not support work done in the name of feminism that denies sex workers’ agency or that attempts to prohibit all forms of pornography regardless of its content. At the same time, we recognize that some feminists are committed to being allies to sex workers and that a feminist analysis of violence against women can help us to better understand the violence that many sex workers experience. Big Susie’s supports the kind of feminism that is sex-positive and advocates for the decriminalization of sex work. We believe in a feminism that supports women who experience violence but refuses to view women as anything other than victims. ”

      I find this rewriting offensive. From two perspectives first: These is a difference between a survival sex worker and a trade sex worker and no truly feminist discussion of sex for money can ignore that without completely objectifying and silencing the voices of sex workers. themselves. Second: Equating rape with sex for money devalues the very real issues around violence towards sex workers, the insertion of a penis into an orifice between two consenting adults (and a business arrangement is consent) is different from the exploitation and trafficking of humans. It is different that the exploitation and abuse of minors. It is different that the sexual and physical assaults sex workers are vulnerable to, it is different than the issue of missing and murdered sex workers (women, children and glbt sex workers – and usually vulnerable minorities) If you truly care about changing things listen to what *they* say they need – decriminalization, harm reduction, hiv disclosure laws, In fact, from sex worker’s perspectives this kind of anti sex for pay attitude further stigmatizes them and makes it more likely for society to objectify them in a way that continues to deny them a voice for meaningful change – it perpetuates the stereotypes and therefore the violence they experience –

      From maggies toronto sex orkers action project “We are founded on the belief that to improve our lives, sex workers must take the power to control our own destinies. That is why Maggie’s exists first and foremost as an organization for sex workers, that is controlled by sex workers. To quote the slogan: “Nothing about us, without us is for us!”
      Sex work is real work. We are not criminals, deviant or victims. We are working people and we demand to be recognized as such.
      Sex work is real work.Sex work is socially legitimate, important and valuable work. All sex work is equally valid, whether it be dancing, street work or domination and we are entitled to labour rights; the right to form unions or professional associations; the right to work independently, collectively or for a third party; and the right to occupational health and safety.
      We recognize that sex work is not the same as human trafficking. Sex work is a job selling some form of sexual service. Trafficking is coerced or forced labour.
      Sex worker empowerment stops human trafficking. Current anti-trafficking laws and policies often do more harm than good, leading to further stigma, criminalization, police harassment, violence, extortions and deportations of migrant sex workers while disregarding their actual concerns or needs. Maggie’s supports effective, evidence-based solutions to the problem of human trafficking that locates sex workers as a key part of the solution. We support open borders and labour and human rights for undocumented workers.
      Sex work is not intrinsically dangerous, oppressive or exploitative. Most of the problems sex workers experience are a result of legal and social systems that disregard our rights and worth. We work to end these oppressive systems, not to “rescue” sex workers.
      Selling sex is a pragmatic and sensible response to a limited range of options. Where people are doing sex work but would rather not be, it is this lack of options that is the problem – not sex work itself. Women, young people, trans women, people of colour and Indigenous people often face limited economic options. For many, sex work is the best or only option for work and we work to improve the conditions of work.
      The oppression of sex workers does not affect everyone the same way. Some face additional oppressions based on racism, colonialism, sexism, transphobia (trans-misogyny in particular), poverty, homophobia, because they have been to prison, use drugs or because they have disabilities. Often these sex workers face much higher rates of violence and discrimination. We centre the experiences of these sex workers who are the most directly impacted by violence and discrimination in our analysis, in building broader and stronger coalitions and in developing holistic solutions that address all the issues that affect sex workers’ lives.
      We advocate for removal of all laws that criminalize sex work and an end to all forms of violence, discrimination and harassment of sex workers.
      We recognize that sex workers are safer sex professionals and oppose public health policies such as mandatory testing that are founded on stereotypes about us that persecute sex workers rather than genuinely improve public health. We advocate evidence-based approaches to HIV and other STI’s that are led by the experts—sex workers. We recognize that the risk of HIV and other STI’s is directly related to poor working conditions created by criminalization and stigmatization.
      We are a part of the international sex worker’s rights movement and we work in coalition with organizations and individuals that support our principles.

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  12. Ann Tagonist, I *ADORE* you, you so f’ing rock! How can I help you attain the superstar status that I believe you so deeply deserve??

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  13. [...] Oh, and “disabled men” will stick their dicks in prostituted Women, which causes concern only because WHAT ABOUT THE DISABLED MEN?? [...]

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  14. So basically men are still sad and pathetic because they can’t control their urges – they’re just poor old “vulnerable” (people?), not capable of hurting anyone. Just like loss of bladder control, they cannot stop groping teh females? Not only that, they’re still able to manipulate women into care-taking them and their needs in their later years.

    “If you have a resident who is groping staff, one way of resolving that problem is to get a sex worker in who is trained to deal with that situation.” – Gosh. Just gosh. How about telling the men to stop with the groping? Seriously, do people like Sue Wyatt and Helena Barrow not realise that they’re perpetuating harassment of their staff? Grope the staff, get a “special visit” – rewarded for behaviour; rinse, repeat.

    Sure, it might *seem* easier to laugh it off or say “tee hee, you’re such a naughty man Mr Jones, must be time for another “special visit”, I’ll let (the pimp) know” *nudge nudge wink wink* etc – you’re not hurting his feelings.

    No I don’t know that’s what happened however I don’t get the impression these men were told their harassment of staff was not acceptable. It basically sounds like one big story of enabling: “the disabled guests ”have needs” which the women help meet”; Mrs Wyatt said: ”People have needs, so sometimes we might need to be set up a room in a certain way. We are there to help.”

    “The fact is, sex workers are allowed by law to sexually enable people but care workers are not.” – Does anyone else see an implied “If it wasn’t illegal for care workers, then…” ? :-s (Yeah I know – it’s just poorly worded)

    “Sue Wyatt, Chaseley’s manager, has confirmed prostituted women are welcomed at the home but say staff no longer make the calls ordering them directly.” – I’m betting only since others became aware of what they were doing?

    “But East Sussex County Council has launched an urgent investigation into possible ”exploitation and abuse” of vulnerable people. (meaning the men…)” – Oh right. Teh poor menz. Think of the poor menz ladies.

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  15. I know a lot of sex workers who would be really outraged by this personification, There is a difference between a professional sex trade worker and a marginalized street sex worker who is in constant danger and not offered society’s basic human rights. I lived in Ottawa’s (Canada’s capital) red light district for a long time and it completely changed my attitude towards prostitution. I know the children, mentally ill, and drug addicted women (and boys and men) who are personified in this rewrite, And I know men and women who are most definitely making a choice to provide sexual services for payment. They are not victims. Their customers are not rapists. If our society was progressive enough to simply regulate sex work the dangers they face on the job, and the chance of exploitation would be greatly reduced – especially for those at greatest risk of exploitation!

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  16. Yes, Kerry Eady, prostitution is a bed of roses and doughnuts, and wimmen just LOVE it! We’re all so stupid, here. Thanks for enlightening us.

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    1. Wow Kerry Eady said:

      “There is a difference between a professional sex trade worker and a marginalized street sex worker who is in constant danger and not offered society’s basic human rights.”

      Wow, thanks for telling us how SUPERIOR you are, as opposed to marginalized street prostituted woman. Thanks to your description, I now see that her poverty and desperation is HER fault. What a brave fighter you are for women’s rights! You must be so proud! Thanks for pointing out that those organizations you listed care about the “professional sex trade worker” and not those disrespected, poor, marginalized street prostituted women/girls. You show your true colors.

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      1. Read what I posted above, the links and quotes, or are you incapable of respecting what sex workers actually say they want and need – those who are marginalized as well as those who see it as a profession? A big part of that is *options*, and there is a HUGE difference between human trafficking (coercion, rape, violence) and someone choosing sex work as a solution to issues of marginalization, and a further difference between those marginalized survival sex workers and those choosing sex work as a profession. Being marginalized does not make you a victim, lacking options doesn’t make you a victim. If you’re going to call it rape, then call minimum wage workers slaves too…ever eat at a fast food chain? – you’re implicated in slavery. How does that serve the stated needs of workers? But it’s easier to actually ignore them, further marginalize them and pretend your analysis is rescuing them? It’s bullshit. You aren’t helping anyone with this, because you don’t see sex workers as anything other than victims. Read the stated mandate of Maggies I quoted it above. Sex workers – both professionals and survival workers are asking you to listen to them and you’re ignoring them by lumping them all together in a totally different category of human trafficking. You’re intentionally misrepresenting what I said. There are marginalized workers (and being on the street – which is *often* a result of laws against prostitution) who are at risk and in danger – decriminalization offers them more protection. There are professional sex workers, and then there are the human trafficking victims this article wants to lump everyone into. 3 groups, 3 different set of needs. If your issue is human trafficking then deal with that, don’t treat adult sex workers (survival or professional) as victims.

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      2. wow, amazing how I can intentionally misrepresent what you said by SAYING what you said! You give me so much credit!

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  17. There is hardly incidence of death by disease that people got through “fast-food work”. There is probably not the level of violence against fast-food workers that there is for prostituted women/girls from either Pimps or Johns. Nor is there the intentional hiding of information regarding the risks of “work” in these fields. How many “happy” sex-workers are told up front about the possibility of violence to themselves as a consequence of the “work”?

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  18. I got chills reading this. Thank you for writing this.

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  19. […] Oh, and “disabled men” will stick their dicks in prostituted Women, which causes concern only because WHAT ABOUT THE DISABLED MEN?? […]

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