[Marxism] Fwd: Stay in your lane: We don’t need rich white actresses’ comments on sex work

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Jul 31 17:31:58 MDT 2015

A group of rich and famous white actress/feminists who have probably 
never in their life traded sex or experienced criminalization have added 
their rich and famous names onto a letter condemning a proposal from 
Amnesty International to adopt a position to support the 
decriminalization of sex work.

Amnesty’s proposal, which is in line with the position of many major 
public health and human rights organizations, states that “The available 
evidence indicates that the criminalisation of sex work is more likely 
than not to reinforce discrimination against those who sell sex, placing 
them at greater risk of harassment and violence, including ill-treatment 
at the hands of police.” Seems like pretty solid logic, no?

Apparently not. Apparently rich white ladies — the likes of Lena Dunham, 
Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, and Kate Winslet — have joined a list of 
outdated second-wavers and anti-trafficking organizations opposing the 
proposal. Rich white ladies have something to say!


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