Local dance venue busted; women are fighting back

03Apr09

There was an exotic dance venue in the surburbs busted recently for prostitution. It’s billed as providing one on one time with an exotic dancer. Two women were arrested on charges that they offered sex for sale to an undercover officer. In true, slut-shaming fashion, their pictures and names were published in the news.

It’s disgusting and shows such hypocrisy to publish photos and names of people arrested for prostitution. If you want them to leave sex work, how is publicly branding them as sex workers going to help? They go in for a job interview at a “straight” job, and the interviewer says, oh, I know you from the news, (you whore). It’s so clearly not about helping people and all about publicity for the cops.

Well, these women are fighting back, and I would love to know more about them. (Ladies, if you are reading this, drop me a line! I and everyone else in the sex worker rights activist community is in your corner. It doesn’t matter if you are or aren’t “really” a sex worker. You were arrested as one and that’s awful.) These two women went on the news to deny the charges against them. What I think is interesting is that the police have admitted they don’t have the supposed solitication on tape. That makes it about the cops’ word against the women’s.

That happens more than it should in prostitution cases. I’m sure the police are banking on these women rolling over out of shame and pleading out.

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One Response to “Local dance venue busted; women are fighting back”

  1. “They go in for a job interview at a “straight” job, and the interviewer says, oh, I know you from the news, (you whore).”

    Then even if that doesn’t happen, their criminal record is run and oh, what’s this? Arrest record? Out of the running before they see what the arrest is for. Then seeing it was for prostitution they probably burn the application.


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