TEEN VOGUE – Prostitution OK for 13 year olds?

Just days after publishing an article telling underage teen girls how to obtain abortions without their parents’ knowledge or consent, Teen Vogue, a magazine geared toward minor-age and even prepubescent young women, is now openly encouraging prostitution.

Among 13-year-olds.

In an article titled, “Why Sex Work Is Real Work,” the publication details how “Tlaleng Mofokeng, MD, founder of Nalane for Reproductive Justice, explains why she believes sex work should be decriminalized across the globe.”

Set in Amsterdam, known for it’s infamous “Red Light District,” the article delves into the lives of prostitutes, detailing why the women – and men – who sell their bodies for sex don’t want the government interfering with their “right” to prositute themselves.

Here’s an actual excerpt from the piece itself:

This situation in Amsterdam, and the continued criminalization of sex workers around the world, is yet another example of how we disregard the needs and opinions of the people most impacted by policies. But even more so, it’s another example of how we misunderstand what sex work actually is. I am a doctor, an expert in sexual health, but when you think about it, aren’t I a sex worker? And in some ways, aren’t we all?

Did I mention this magazine is marketed to 13-year-olds? Yes? Just making sure.

The magazine goes on to explain that “not all sex workers engage in penetrative sex,” and other activities “may include companionship, intimacy, nonsexual role playing, dancing, escorting, and stripping.”

“The idea of purchasing intimacy and paying for the services can be affirming for many people who need human connection, friendship, and emotional support. Some people may have fantasies and kink preferences that they are able to fulfill with the services of a sex worker,” the magazine encourages, before openly alleging that medical doctors providing health care for “sex-related problems” like erectile dysfunction is “basically” the same thing as “sex work” like prostitution.

Read the rest at: MRC

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