August 21, 2023
Why Decriminalizing Sex Work is more than just Decriminalizing Sex Work: a manifesto by Emi Koyama
Often, people misrepresent safety for sex workers as “leaving people in bad situations” or assume that it does not address “on-roads” and “off-ramps.” This is typically a misdirection strategy used by partial criminalization advocates to create a straw man argument to rally opposition to sex worker safety initiatives.
In this blog post, Emi Koyama reminds us that “The oft-repeated statement “sex work is work” does not imply that everything is fine with sex work as is. It means that sex work is a site of survival, of struggles and accomplishments, of exploitation and resistance, of degradation and dignity, like any other work.”