Radical Feminist Dictionary: Anti-Prostitution

15 Jan

Anti-prostitution: the belief that money, hunger, and/or poverty should never be factors in a person’s decision to have sexual contact with another person.

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4 Responses to “Radical Feminist Dictionary: Anti-Prostitution”

  1. rmott62 January 15, 2011 at 9:33 am #

    I would add that to be anti-prostitution – that there should no brainwashing of an individual to be put into a position that they are made to believe that being paid to be a sex object for another is their only role in life. That to be anti-prostitution is to know and accept that many women and girls that are being prostituted may not being doing it from the needs of money, hunger and poverty, but are still being made sub-humans and into fuckable goods to be consume and made a profit from. That to be fully anti-prostitution is to know that all women and girls who are vulnerable enough will be targeted by the sex trade – for it wants to cater for all the punter’s porn dreams – be that with poor women and girls, or with rich women and girls – it all about destroying those prostituted women and girls, and then saying it is of no importance.

    • lishra January 17, 2011 at 6:18 am #

      I sat on this little definition for over a week, but finally went with it, though it is incomplete in the way you pointed out. I totally agree, and thank you for that addition.

  2. rmott62 January 17, 2011 at 11:30 am #

    That’s fine – I was just having a very a hard week – with certain “feminists” saying that only poverty drove women and girls into the sex trade. That women and girls like me that came from middle-class backgrounds were never “real” prostitutes – even through many of us were mentally, physically and sexually long-term inside the sex trade. So I was over-sensitive.

    • lishra January 19, 2011 at 6:50 pm #

      You weren’t being over-sensitive. To clarify what I mean by “be a factor in”… I don’t mean that the person is in need of money, necessarily, but that money shouldn’t be involved in sexuality whatsoever since commodification of bodies *is* violence.

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