"The morally charged term, “prostitution”, has been associated with deviance, corruption and criminality, and still is today.
The use of the terms like “prostitution” and “prostitute”, restrict a person’s identity to the activities she engages in. The negative labels or words like “prostitute” and “whore” reduce a person to one dimension: engaging in sexual activities for money.
Sex workers need these activities to be defined as work, because they view their occupation as an activity that generates income.
Using the term sex work therefore helps draw a distinction between the economic activity and the person’s identity.
Who sex workers are should not be confused with the work that they practice. Sex workers are much more than the work that they do, just like other human beings!”
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2) What do Sex Workers do?
3) Why do Sex Workers do this work?
4) Is Prostitution legal in Canada?
5) What do Sex Workers agree or refuse to do?
6) Are Sex Workers under the control of pimps?
7) Do Sex Workers have a love life?
8) Do Sex Workers discuss their work with their family and friends?
9) Have Sex Workers been sexually abused during childhood?
10) Do Sex Workers do drugs?
11) Are Sex Workers vulnerable to HIV?
12) What impact does Sex Work have on the health of Workers?
13) What do Sex Workers need?
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There are some very good points and facts that are brought to light in this article. The more you know, the more you understand. The more you understand, the more you can help and the more confidence you’ll have to tear down the uneducated biases that others are trying to hold us down with.
They shame one, they shame us all.