Sex workers are human beings…. from cam models to strippers to porn stars. It may not be your cup o’ tea (mmm, tea), but it doesn’t give you the right to disrespect or shame them.
Reblogging this again because people think that just because someone is a sex worker, means that they are not intelligent, can’t have normal lives, and treat them like complete shit.
Sex workers deserve to be treated with the same respect and dignity as any other worker, and they deserve to enjoy safe working conditions just like any other worker too. Abuse and sexual assault are not acceptable “occupational hazards” and we all need to make it exceptionally clear that we will not tolerate abusive attitudes towards sex workers.
Every time you malign sex workers and their jobs you are putting them in danger because sexual predators pay attention to whom society deems “acceptable victims” and unacceptable (white, straight, christian missionary? No. PoC, queer sex worker? Apparently A-OK because they were “asking” for a non-consensual violation?). Your words and actions have real consequences for the people who engage in sex work, whatever their reasons for doing so.