“Sex workers know that what creates demand for the sex trade is not men “enslaving” us for sex, but the exigencies of survival. The demand for the sex trade lies in the demands of childcare, loan officers, debt collectors, landlords and dependent family members – in short, the demands most working people struggle to meet.
Given the gravity of these real, systemic demands that sex workers face, to focus only on ending men’s demand for sex is a cheap way out. In this way, sex workers’ needs are reduced only to what happens during the sex transaction; it ignores the rest of our lives outside the sex trade. By advancing this myth of male demand and sex workers being powerlessly enslaved in catering to it, the media and politicians fixate on the power of male desire more than sex workers ever do.”"
This a thousand times.
I love seeing something I wrote come ‘round again like this.