Now, I know what you may be thinking. “How can you oppose anti-trafficking measures?”
Scroll to page 6. You’ll see “highlights”.
“That the consent of a victim of trafficking is irrelevant (Art. 3b)”
Wait, what? I thought the definition of trafficking was that it was non-consensual.
Apparently not. Apparently, crossing any border to engage in sex work is considered trafficking.
What the fuck is this shit?
First of all, it’s racist in that it really only targets sex workers from outside the Western world. Like, if someone moved from Ireland to Canada, and was a sex worker, would anyone consider that trafficking? Probably not – because the assumption is that women of certain races and ethnicities can make their own decisions, and others cannot. Eww.
Of course, this is all written (or at least summarized) by Janice G. Raymond.