Reposting this because I’ve been reading a lot about prostitutes recently and am quite disgusted at the hypocritical ways in which society seems to target & treat as less than human my fellow humans. The more I think about it, the more I think we should all stand in solidarity with those who are being blamed for societies’ ills – whether or not you agree with prostitution, there’s no need to stand by when they are being robbed of the rights we all get to enjoy as citizens. If we don’t, what hope is there any of us?
No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend’s or of thine own were; any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee. – John Donne, Meditation XVII
It’s Friday the 13th again, and since the last one was so recent and the next sex worker rights occasion (the Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers) is this coming Tuesday, I think it would be a bit much to subject y’all to another entire column on the subject; so, I’m going to do something a little different this…
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