Teen Vogue put out a responsible article on Sex Workers Rights and Phoenix Calida had to step in and shut down the bad takes with some epic dunks.
Both of these narratives are incredibly infantilizing, and rely on the idea teen girls aren’t capable of making decisions, or handling knowledge— dr. phoenix calida is bearly black (@uppittynegress) June 17, 2019
If we think 15 year old girls need to be lied to, what type of adults do you think they’ll become? How are we preparing children for adult success by lying to them? How are we encouraging their maturity by withholding valuable knowledge from them?— dr. phoenix calida is bearly black (@uppittynegress) June 17, 2019
Sadly at the the end of the day, if any of these shelters daughters end up in the sex industry, by choice or by coercion, all they know is they cannot tell their families, Bc their families hate whores and bad girls.— dr. phoenix calida is bearly black (@uppittynegress) June 17, 2019
And that’s really fucking sad
OTHER FOLKS CHIMED IN AS WELL.
Those are not sex workers. It's two completely separate things. They aren't sides of the same coin. That would be like saying enslaved Black people were the other side of the coin to farm workers and domestic workers.— 🏳️🌈Rhiannon: Amphibious Queer🏳️🌈 (@sextoyspolitics) June 17, 2019
It's just puritanical bullshit. Even if it did give them the idea to pursue it in a society where it is decriminalized, so what? More power to them! Why do something they enjoy for free when they can get paid and take care of themselves?— Antichus Ripclaw (@sardonicIeftist) June 18, 2019