Last week, Amnesty International made the decision to back the decriminalisation of all aspects the sex trade.
This is about saying buying a human as sexual goods should become a human right.
That laws preventing profiteering/pimping should be taken down.
What it not about is the safety or mental welfare of the prostituted.
This is the biggest betrayal I have ever experience in my lifetime – and if it becomes normalised, it will lead to decades of the sexual slavery continuing without interference.
Last week, I was too heartbroken and full of trauma to write. Now I will to personal and political, why I and so exited women are so angry and deeply hurt.
I will look at some of Amnesty’s slogans and how they have chosen to ignore them.
END ALL TORTURE
This is the most sickening part of this new policy.
It would appear that the prostituted are not human enough to have the human right to have protection from torture.
We need to be clear that too of prostitution would named as torture if the same was done to political prisoners – especially if they were males.
Rapes over and over and over and over is torture.
Amnesty would call that torture if it non-prostituted women and girls in wars, or if it done to political prisoners.
Most punters used the bodies of the prostituted to replay porn they have seen or read.
The purpose of porn is degrade and hurt the woman – often in ways that cause severe injury or death.
That is torture – plain and simple.
But it seemed if you it “sex work”, pretend there is an equal business exchange, and imagine the prostitute has chosen the lifestyle – then it cannot be torture.
Calling it “sex work” is just used to hide male violence, and that all prostitution is founded on not caring how the prostituted are treated as long as a profit can made.
I was tortured for many years, always in legal and mainstream aspects of indoors prostitution.
I was tortured by water with anal rape, I was tortured by gang-rapes one after the other, I was anally tortured, I was tortured by having penises/objects force down my throat or into my cunt, I was tortured by beating me unconscious – and so much more that my brain does not want to remember.
I am not unique or even rare. In many ways, I was better off than most prostituted women and girls.
I was born white and into the middle-class, so my tortures were nowhere near as what happens to prostituted women not from that background.
Black, Asian, indigenous and poor prostituted women and girls are viewed by the sex as disposable – and are usually placed with punters who are the most sadist.
Amnesty in Canada is fighting for justice the Million Women Missing, who are mainly indigenous women – but if some of those are found alive and in prostitution, would Amnesty turn it back on them.
PROTECT THE HUMAN
Oh Amnesty, let’s be honest – lets change that to PROTECT THE MAN, for you have thrown away all women by denying human rights to the prostituted.
This is so tragic, for you do fabulous work when you stick to individual political prisoners.
I know your letter-writing have given joy and hope to many political prisoners, even made the most horrific governments free them afraid of the bad publicity.
Why do you have to take the world over, when what you were doing was working?
You have no understanding or knowledge of what it is to be prostituted – especially the only information you have read is the propaganda, lies and spin of the sex trade lobby.
Amnesty, you claim to care about the most trodden on, but then you listen to sex trade profiteers and ignore exited women.
Do you have no shame?
The prostituted are not being protected – we are being thrown into the sea.
But Amnesty the hurt and betrayal is more than just your hypocrisy – the message you give out loud and clear is
The prostituted are not human, so why bother with human rights for them.
That is what exited women and abolitionists hear, and why there such fury and pain at your policy.
You may as be a sex trade profiteer or punter, for that is how you view the prostituted – as sub-human sexual goods, and you pour salt into our wound by naming it “sex work”.
If you think it just a job, then think of the conditions.
Is it normal at work to rape on an industrial scale? Is it normal at work to have to numb out pain from those countless rapes, and to learn to close your mind to that reality?
Is it normal at work for the manager to take a huge cut, or take fees as a punishment, or just not pay at all?
Is it normal at work for women and girls to just disappear on a regular basis?
Is it sex to place the prostitute in constant worry of whether she will live?
Is it normal when having sex to blocked it out with drugs/alcohol?
If you think any of that is ok, you should worry about yourself – but that is what prostitution is.
To say that hell is ok, is to say we really don’t give a shit about the welfare of the prostituted.
That is the bottom line, Amnesty with this terrible policy, you have shown your hand.
You really don’t give a shit about the basis human rights of the prostituted.