Sunday, February 17, 2013

Seattle's obsession with sex trafficking, I can't help but...

I can't help but think that there's a connection between it and the fact that the city banned lap dances a few years ago, a ban that was overturned. The Emerald City is not a sex positive place, overall, and while sex trafficking is real, the Ashton Kutcher fueled hype derived from the Village Voice's back pages is out of proportion to reality. I see the trafficking issue as a sort of last ditch move by the sex-negative crowd to make their case....because of course, if this is going on all the time, than the more consensual aspects of sex work are tainted as well. It's also become somewhat of an ideology for some, with a woman in a social work class I was in seriously comparing sex trafficking to the enslavement of Africans in the United States. 

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