You know what is really disheartening, watching politicians decide the destiny of sex workers, especially trans, immigrant, disabled and sex working mothers whilst the men who pay for sex remain silent. Clients of sex workers often cite their reason for remaining silent is as complicated as that of a sex worker who is not out of the whore closet, but I am not convinced.
Refusing to speak because of stigma is one thing, refusing to speak out because you are cheating on your wife is another thing entirely. Wouldn't it be fabulous if clients called out the likes of BBC or the radical feminists who are out every day peddling the rhetoric of the sex worker as the hapless objectified victim who can't decide her own fate or as the complicit harlot upholding the structures that underpin patriarchy. How many times have you heard the happy hooker verbal diarrhoea that flows out of the mouths of so-called feminist to give credence to their flatulence that to believe in the happy hooker is to allow the abused majority to remain oppressed? If the prohibitionist war on sex workers, and let's be frank, this is about the abolishment of the prostitute has taught me anything, it's that white middle-class feminist with a saviour complex will say anything to justify removing the income of sex working mothers so their children die in poverty and hunger on the streets. What better way to eradicate the prostitute, than killing their children so no future whore is birthed.
It would be wonderful if I had the audacity to call women's hour and request that if they insist on ignoring the voices of sex workers perhaps they could settle for the next best thing and have a conversation with you men instead, you can testify to our ability to think for ourselves. What better authoritative voice on the lives of whores than of men (note the Australian bluntness in that remark, yes, I am being sarcastic). I live in hope that you could speak for sex worker for whom you know it to be true that is neither of these retched stereotypes the BBC peddles.
It's about time the men who pay for sex step up and start defending the rights of sex worker to exist, stay silent my friends and I guarantee that in 12 months you'll be criminalised for buying intimacy, stay silent and you are all complicit in a whore genocide that is is entirely preventable.
I don't normally ask for help, especially from clients but sex workers need good men such as yourself to stop the poison and the hate-fuelled vitriolic rhetoric being thrown their way. Please, please, please do not enjoy the company of sex workers in the shadows and then sit back and watch them being slaughtered as the result of a hate-filled whore feminist led mass murde5r.
It may be somewhat reactionary, direct and bold - but take it as evidence of how scared I am at the prospect of having the Nordic Model imposed on the community because they have been rendered expendable due to the nature of their income.
If you are a client, you really have three options:
1) Stay silent, do nothing. Throw your hands in the air and say but what can we do, stop visiting sex workers if the Nordic model comes into play because you're chicken shit and want the state to micro manage your body, and learn how to wash your hands of the blood of sex workers.
2) Speak up for sex workers. Platform and protest, challenge whorephobic attitudes when and where you can.
3) Don't want to or can't speak up then donate to the people who do speak up and out, the organisations that support sex workers, grassroots activist campaigns that are in the midst of the battle and those groups that tackle violence against sex workers.