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“I have been supporting women involved in the sex industry for some years now and it’s so isolating to know the truth about the real experiences of the women in a society where the neoliberal pro-sex work agenda dominates.

There is so much suffering which people don’t want to see because it suits their narrative that women ‘choose’ their situation and it takes the spotlight off those who drive demand. The women have almost always had significant trauma, and are being controlled or forced into prostitution by pimps or poverty. And even if they didn’t get forced into it, it becomes almost impossible to get out due to so so many barriers including immigration, debt, substance use, homelessness, fear, incredibly low self esteem, mental health issues, the list could go on and on and on…”