Federal agents led a sweeping campaign to finally shut down Backpage, an online prostitution empire, and feminists are outraged --- in particular, the Women's March.
You'd think an organization that claims to be interested in women's rights would celebrate the recent lawsuit against Backpage, the online brothel, which has perpetuated the subjugation and oppression of countless sex workers and rewarded countless sex traffickers. But then again, they are being led by Linda Sarsour, whose vision of feminism allows female genital mutilation and mandated burkas.
First Assistant US Attorney Elizabeth A. Strange described internal documents and emails from Backpage as “shocking in their callousness.” She added: “Backpage has earned hundreds of millions of dollars from facilitating prostitution and sex trafficking, placing profits over the well-being and safety of the many thousands of women and children who were victimized by its practices.”
Nearly everyone applauded the feds for shutting down Backpage. It isn't even a partisan issue. Most people and most policymakers agree that online sex trafficking is bad. It is objectively illegal, but there's no use offering objective realities to the brand of 4th Wave feminism practiced by the Women's March.
The Women's March tweeted: "The shutting down of #Backpage is an absolute crisis for sex workers who rely on the site to safely get in touch with clients. Sex workers rights are women’s rights."
"In the coming days, we will be sharing more about sex workers rights to uplift this critical issue. We’re all still learning and as always, we have to listen to the voices of those most impacted. #SexWorkIsWork"
In the coming days, we will be sharing more about sex workers rights to uplift this critical issue. We’re all still learning and as always, we have to listen to the voices of those most impacted. #SexWorkIsWork— Women's March (@womensmarch) April 7, 2018
The hashtag alone, #SexWorkIsWork, makes no sense at all. How about #SexWorkIsIllegal, #SexWorkIsDangerous, #SexWorkIsDestructiveAndHarmfulAndDemeaning? Most sex workers are confined to a life of addiction, desperation, control and manipulation. What world are these people living in? And at the same time, they're rallying around the #MeToo movement.
A lot of the 'powerful women' weren't women at all, they were underage girls.
Don't they understand that prostitution, sex trafficking and sex work are aggressive forms of sexual assault? Even if the Women’s March wanted to turn sex work into a powerful woman scenario, it's been proven that a lot of the "powerful women" on Backpage were being prostituted against their will. In fact, a lot of the "powerful women" weren't women at all, they were underage girls.
This newest iteration of feminism needs to reassess what's important. Because, at times, it just feels like coordinated contrarianism: They've decided to hate everything "white" and "male" and "capitalist" and "conservative."
Why else would they support sex work and Islam equally? Or at all? They could at least come up with a narrative that makes the slightest bit of sense.