It’s not about trafficking. It’s not about trafficking. It’s not about trafficking.
My new book, I Heart Sex Workers: A Christian Response to People in the Sex Trade is available as an eBook, as of this weekend. And guess what?!?
It’s not about trafficking.
Yes. Trafficking is awful.
Yes. Trafficking is massively unjust.
Yes. Trafficking is very sexy right now.
This book is not about trafficking. It’s about women, including trans women, and men who are trading sex, whether by choice, circumstance or coercion (or more likely, all three) who are not trafficked, but are, instead, people who are trading sex for something they need or want.
What’s the difference? Sex work is WORK not slavery. Sex work doesn’t have as many sexy people (okay, really, I don’t think Ashton Kucher is sexy, but you know!) advocating for the individuals involved. Also, sex workers may not be helped (and may, in fact, be harmed) by anti-trafficking legislation that’s so popular right now.