Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Comment About ‘Sex Work’ Is Ruffling Many Feathers

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez states “Sex work is work,” according to The Daily Wire.

“The federal gov has done almost nothing to help people in months.”

“We must pass stimulus checks, UI, small biz relief, hospital funding, etc.”

“Keep the focus of shame there not on marginalizing people surviving a pandemic without help.”

“Ocasio-Cortez has previously advocated for decriminalizing sex work. Last year she joined fellow progressives Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., in backing the SAFE SEX Workers Study Act.”

Julie Bindel said, “One of the most persuasive myths about prostitution is that it is ‘the oldest profession.’ Feminist abolitionists, who wish to see an end to the sex trade, call it ‘the oldest oppression’ and resist the notion that prostitution is merely ‘a job like any other.’”

“The practice of using human bodies as a marketplace has been normalized under the neoliberal economic system,” she said. “Supporting the notion that prostitution is ‘labour’ is not a progressive or female-friendly point of view.”

“Any government that allows the decriminalization of pimping and sex-buying sends a message to its citizens that women are vessels for male sexual consumption,” Bindel said.

“If prostitution is ‘work,’ will states create training programs for girls to perform the ‘best o*** sex’ for sex buyers? … If prostitution is ‘sex work,’ then by its own logic, rape is merely theft. The inside of a woman’s body should never be viewed as a workplace.”

Eliza Bleu said, “As a survivor advocate for those affected by human trafficking you (Thorne) single-handily [sic] increased folks risk of being trafficked. Our most vulnerable have been at risk all year. This made it worse.”

From The Daily Wire:

Ironically, the Democratic lawmaker is a proponent of strict lockdown measures, which have caused the destruction of countless small businesses and grown mega-corporations like Amazon.

It’s also unfortunately pushed too many women toward solicitation sites like OnlyFans.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) admitted in December that she rejected a relief bill from Republicans during the pandemic because Donald Trump was president.

Pelosi said at the time that she’d now work with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), a Republican, to pass a smaller coronavirus relief package “because we have a new president,” The Daily Wire reported.