Contrary to misogynist mythology, prostitution is not the oldest profession for women. Farming is. Women developed agriculture. Now it’s accepted & promoted by far too many that prostitution is just another way for women to earn a living. But it remains today what it has been since its origins: the sexual exploitation of poor women & children. It is the commodification of women’s & children’s bodies. It’s one thing to make a commodity of oil, gold, soybeans, corn. It is quite another to make a commodity of the bodies & souls of women & children. You can call us SWERF if you like. But we think there is nothing lower than justifying the sale of women & children for abuse, degradation, humiliation, violence, & often death & calling it just another way to earn a living.
(Picture of prehistoric women farmers from Science News)