FixedIt – She’s a woman and a person, not her job

Channel 9 reported that Rashid Mohamed Abuuh was convicted on several charges over raping a woman in Canberra last year.

Her job is not the most important thing to know about her. She is a woman and a person before she is her job. Dehumanising rape victims is abhorrent.

Sex work is dangerous, but not because the people who do such work are working with toxic chemicals or high risk machinery, it’s because they are working with men. The men who put sex workers in danger are the ones who believe they are easy prey, they’re “bad women” and they are therefore acceptable vessels for male violence. The belief is utterly false and should not be given any credence.

No one can buy the right to rape someone.

 

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