…And other things to keep in mind when discussing sex work.
When talking about sex work, words matter.
Amnesty International voted Tuesday to develop a policy supporting sex workers’ rights. The new resolution recommends that the policy call for worldwide decriminalization of buying and selling sexual services among adults.
In recent weeks, controversy over the proposal had reignited heated arguments between those who support and those who oppose full decriminalization. As passionately as that debate rages on, there are a few things we should agree to stop saying about people in the sex trade.