Am I correct in understanding that Melinda Tankard Reist is a white, cis, educated woman who has never been a sex worker but is financially benefitting from their experiences? Because I’m gonna see that as pretty suspect, tbh. The rescue industry has been terrible to sex workers over and over again.
I say that blaming porn blames women because the impact of the stigma of porn falls far more harshly on the performers than anyone else, particularly the female performers. Until we have addressed that being a sex worker is the ONLY industry where women (especially marginalized women) make more than men while also having more free time to take care of their children or pursue an education, I feel like we need to focus our energy on making it a better, safer workplace, rather than further demonizing it.