Excellent coverage of this madness over at the Federalist. This argument that the buying and selling of women’s bodies should be considered perfectly normal has always been obscene. Now, they’re pitching it to girls. Disgusting.
On April 26, Teen Vogue posted an article titled “Why Sex Work is Real Work” by Dr. Tlaleng Mofokeng… What drew outrage, beyond the obvious, was that the article was published in Teen Vogue, a magazine targeted toward 13-year-old girls.
This article reduces the work of a medical professional to that of a sex worker. In her piece, Mofokeng questions why having a medical degree to talk about sex-related problems differs from physically performing sexual acts. Both are a transfer of cash, therefore both ought to be legal.
With that line of logic, we should legalize all drugs because doctors give out drugs; therefore crack dealers should be allowed to give out drugs. They’re both a transfer of cash, after all… Not only was the article was tasteless, given the audience, but it also failed to talk about legitimate problems with consensual prostitution and closely-related sex trafficking.
I don't doubt that a small % of women enter into sex work consensually. But it is beyond selfish for @TeenVogue to prioritize their needs & desires above the needs & desires of women who are victims of this industry—women (and girls) who are trafficked, abused, and desperate. https://t.co/PZ6REWnT0N
— Kelsey Bolar (Harkness) (@kelseybolar) June 17, 2019