Sex Work Vs Explotation

child a·buse

Dictionary result for child abuse

/CHīld əˈbyo͞oz/
noun
noun: child abuse
  1. physical maltreatment or sexual molestation of a child.
    “the campaign urges action over a sickening report on child abuse”

Sexual Exploitation

Sexual exploitation is the sexual abuse of children and youth through the exchange of sex or sexual acts for drugs, food, shelter, protection, other basics of life, and/or money. Sexual exploitation includes involving children and youth in creating pornography and sexually explicit websites.

Sex Work

Sex workers are women, men and transgender people who receive money or goods in exchange for sexual services, and who consciously define those activities as income generating even if they do not consider sex work as their occupation.

One of these things is a choice, two of them are not, if you are having trouble understanding the difference between the two you might need to seek therapy…or find some serious mental health help…or you know…talk to a cop (For whatever good it will do you.)

In either case if you’d like information on the statistics of Child Abuse you can visit Little Warriors…if you’re unable to do so, please read the following taken from their website:

Little Warriors Statistics on Child Abuse

The total costs of child abuse (including child sexual abuse) are estimated to be $15,705,910,947 annually.

Costs of Child Abuse in Canada
Judicial
$616,685,247
Social Services
$1,178,062,222
Education
$23,882,994
Health
$222,570,517
Employment
$1,299,601,383
Personal
$2,365,107,683
TOTAL
$15, 705,910,04

Perpetrator Profiles

  • At the national level, between 15% and 33% of all sex offences in Canada are committed by persons under 21 years of age.

 

  • Prison statistics demonstrate that one in seven of those imprisoned for sexual offences against children was under the age of 21.
    Source: Adolescent Sex Offenders. (1997) National Clearinghouse on Family Violence. Cat. H72-22/3-1997E. ISBN 0-662-18255-3. (pg. 2)

 

  • Some offenders have abused more than 70 children before any of the victims disclose their abuse. In cases in which one offender has abused a larger number of victims, the abused children are more likely to be male.
    Source: Child Youth Mental Services, British Columbia Ministry of Health, Multiple Victim Child Sexual Abuse: The impact on Communities and Implications for the Intervention Planning, Ottawa: Health Canada, Supply and Services Canada, 1994 (pg. 6)

Leave Sex Worker’s alone, let them do their jobs, they help people. There are many men and women who have been abused, who have been hurt or isolated, and Sex Workers can often times help to heal the pain of being alone…of feeling unloved.

The Job of a Sex Worker is often less about sex and more about being there for someone who needs another human to connect to…they charge a fee for this service…there is nothing wrong for charging a fee to spend time with someone.

It’s a crime but it shouldn’t be, do you know what a worse crime is? Allowing millions of children to continue to be abused every single day, largely because the Governments would rather ignore the shameful secret, then pay attention to the truth.

Women and Men above the age of 18 have the legal right to choose their occupation, children do not choose to engage in sex work, which is why we call it slavery.

You can keep beating the dead horse that is the legalization of Sex Work, or you can I don’t know, focus on helping children and youth who have been enslaved…the choice is yours but it seems pretty damned obvious to us.

Sex Work is honest work that provides:

  • Comfort
  • Companionship
  • Hope
  • Kindness
  • Love
  • Therapy
  • Friendship
  • Support

It costs you the tax payer NOTHING to support a Sex Worker, it’s actually more cost effective to support Sex Workers who -choose- to be in the industry, then it does to take them down, arrest them, or support these men and women when they have been arrested.

It costs you the Tax Payer MORE money to allow Governments around the world to continue to ignore the issues that surround Child Abuse then it does to support your Local Sex Workers…and while this does not necessarily mean booking their time, it could be as simple as giving them a nod.

Children do not have a choice about being in the sexual exploration industry, Sex Workers however can and do choose to protect each other, support each other, and often help others forced into the industry escape. So instead of tearing them down, thank them for their service…Thank them for being there for girls like us who had our choice stolen away from us.

Thank them for being there to support us when we needed places to run to to escape, thank them for supporting us when no one would listen, and more importantly than any of that, step the fuck up and help put an end to Child Abuse. Globally. It’s actually a lot cheaper than trying to drown the Sex Worker Industry with harmful laws that isolate these amazing men and women from the rest of society.

Do better. They deserve it and so do we.

 

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