I have been outed, stalked, and almost fired from my job. I have received serious death threats from people who knew my real name and the only way I was able to protect myself was by digging up all the info I could about those people and telling them I had leverage against them. I have been raped, treated like shit by an ex, and emotionally abused about what I do for a living. My father called me a disappointment and calls me once a week to bring me down about my career choice. Everyone at school knew what I did for a living because I (willingly) had an article written about me in the paper, and I was then treated like shit by a bunch of people who thought they knew better than I did about what I should be doing with my life.
Don’t act like my experiences as a sex worker have been daisies and fucking roses. Don’t sit there and act like sex workers can’t have negative experiences and still be able to demand our basic rights. I know people have had it much worse than me, but guess what? The destigmatization/decriminalization of sex work WILL HELP ALL OF US. So take about 5000 steps back and shut the fuck up about what YOU think is best for US. Thanks bye.