There is considerable difference between the reality for those caught up in the sex trade and the rhetoric promoted by sex-workers unions and pro-prostitution advocates—including feminists.
Dissenting voices are vital in the wake of Amnesty International’s championing of laws that decriminalize pimps, brothel owners and johns.
“You don’t hire a woman like you hire a car. Our society should no longer tolerate it,” explained the head of the Socialist group in the French Parliament.
In this episode of teleSUR's "Days of Revolt," Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges explores the conflicted and malignant relationship many self-identified leftists have with prostitution on both the ideological and practical levels.