The other night I spoke to one of my ho mates and explained to her my frustration with this situation. She agreed on my stance and stated that when people decide to continuously bring up the dark side of sex work when their is defense to the brighter side of the business is because it let’s them off the hook. It makes them feel as if they have done some good deed. Like oh, at least I brought that up to show I care and know about the damaging effects of this work, so they won’t feel criminal.
That explains it perfectly for me. And also serves my point when I question how those who claim to be ok with this work, aren’t really ok with it. There’s no need to bring up trafficking, drug use and murders in every sex work argument. People just need a reason (sometimes) to make themselves feel good about something they think is that bad.