The modern progressive lefts’ attitude towards prostitution is similar to that towards abortion.
Rather than recognizing something as a moral and social ill, they argue that because it is inevitable that women may either engage in sex work or attempt to abort unwanted children, we should embrace it and make it safer.
This is not a moral stance.
This is a stance that brazenly not only justifies but enables soul-crushing sin and the objectification of women.
But leave it to the UK to welcome this attitude into their universities.
A sex work advocacy group recently set up stalls at university events to welcome incoming freshman to offer students help on balancing sex work and student life, LifeSiteNews reports:
The Sex Workers’ Outreach Project (SWOP), Sussex set up shop at Brighton University and Sussex University during their annual September “freshers’ fairs,” offering condoms and sexual health advice to potential sex workers among the students.
“1 in 6 students does sex work or thinks about turning to sex work,” SWOP tweeted. “We can help.”
Before the fairs began, SWOP advertised its services over Twitter, saying that they would be “out during Freshers Week letting students know how we can help if they’re sex working to help pay their fees and expenses.”
In another tweet, it expressed solidarity with those “topping up their fees” with paid sex acts.
“If you’re topping up your fees with sex work, or struggling to balance work and studies, or want to talk and don’t know where to go… we’re here for you. We respect your autonomy, privacy and confidentiality,” SWOP promised.
At Brighton University, the SWOP stall, which featured a colorful “wheel of sexual well-being” for students to play with, stood beside another advertising careers in finance.
The University of Brighton later said in a statement that they do not condone students engaging in sex work and that there will be an investigation.
Meanwhile, one British woman’s activist couldn’t even believe something she’d previously suggested satirically had come to pass:
Fiorella Nash, a UK pro-life feminist, suggests in her recently released The Abolition of Woman: How Radical Feminism is Betraying Women, that if people really believed sex work was “gainful, freely chosen employment,” school career fairs would “include a ‘sex work stall.’” The inference was that Nash thought this impossible.
The author sounded deeply chagrined when LifeSiteNews asked her for comment.
“I stand corrected,” Nash said. “The great and the good are really living in the Dark Ages when it comes to women’s rights.”
“Prostitution is the most dangerous and degrading profession in the world,” she continued. “The number one cause of death in that industry is murder.”
She also added that while she doubts one in six university students genuinely considers sex work, she does think university girls are certainly at risk of getting trapped in the industry.
“When girls go away to university, they may be vulnerable,” she said. “But they need welfare support, not hints and tips about how to endanger themselves for money.”
In The Abolition of Women, she explains how common victimization is in the sex work industry:
Studies (largely ignored by the media and misguided campaigning groups) report that the overwhelming majority of prostitutes want to get out, are drug-dependent and have been the victims of violent assault and rape.
Far from this being a consensual practise between adults, the average age of entry into prostitution is between twelve and fourteen years old, three-quarters of prostitutes are controlled by a pimp and the majority suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.