Teen Vogue Publishes Deranged Article Promoting ‘Sex Work’ As Just Another Career Path – Human Trafficking Akin To Job Placement Services

(Tea Party 247) – Teen Vogue has gone off the deep end. Over the last year or so they have gone to great lengths to be as ‘trendy’ with social issues as possible. Being controversial seems to be the benchmark for success nowadays and Teen Vogue is taking that seriously. Last year they published a ‘how-to’ guide for teens to have proper and safe anal sex and just recently they put out a guide to help teens get an abortion without their parents knowledge.

Last week Teen Vogue published an article with the title, “Why Sex Work is Real Work.” Where to even begin?

Sex work is a crime and for good reason; it is a degrading practice that leaves women abused both physically and mentally. The Left has been yelling “my body, my choice” for years now so it seems only natural that prostitution would eventually become a cause for them to fight for. It is, of course, in complete contradiction to women’s rights and equality, but never mind that.

Teen Vogue really doesn’t care about its readers. It only wants to get people to buy their trash magazine and click on the links for their articles. It is glaringly obvious when you start to read the garbage they publish. This particular article demonstrates an astounding ignorance to human trafficking which forces many ‘sex workers’ into this ‘line of work.’ We are supposed to believe that ‘sex work’ is just another career path like any other.

In the article, speaking of the criminalization of sex workers, the author, Dr. Tlaleng Mofokeng, says, “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?”

What? Here is her attempt to justify this bizarre statement:

The clients who seek sex workers vary, and they’re not just men. 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.

I find it interesting that as a medical doctor, I exchange payment in the form of money with people to provide them with advice and treatment for sex-related problems; therapy for sexual performance, counseling and therapy for relationship problems, and treatment of sexually transmitted infection. Isn’t this basically sex work? I do not believe it is right or just that people who exchange sexual services for money are criminalized and I am not for what I do. Is a medical degree really the right measure of who is deserving of dignity, autonomy, safety in the work place, fair trade and freedom of employment? No. This should not be so. Those who engage in sex work deserve those things, too.

Notice the faux moral platitude the author takes? Comparing her job as a trusted medical professional with people being forced into selling their bodies for sexual abuse is now some kind of compassionate and tolerant thing to do.

In Dr. Mofokeng’s case she is the one being paid but she is not the one using her body. The patient is paying her to receive medical care for THEIR OWN body, not hers. Clearly Dr. Mofokeng does not see how this is not at all the same as someone paying to use someone else’s body.

This ‘doctor’ makes ‘sex work’ seem like something you can just engage in without feeling the weight of it mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Having sex with strangers in exchange for money is just a business transaction like any other. This is deranged thinking.

The author says the idea of ‘purchasing intimacy’ can be ‘affirming’ for people who need ‘human connection, friendship, and emotional support’ but what about the person being purchased? They are just being used by the ‘customer’ and these transactions are only for the benefit of one of the involved parties; the person with the money. So, ‘sex work’ should be legal and considered good because it can be affirming to the people who are paying for it? That’s demented.

In 2015, Huffington Post ran a piece written by a former prostitute, here is what she said,

The FBI defines sex trafficking as the use of “force, fraud and coercion.” They say about 100,000 victims are lured into the business in the US each year. I know from my experience, personally and professionally, that the vast majority of girls and women in prostitution are exploited – that means they’re being trafficked. Most come from communities that offer them little hope for the future. Most are pulled in by men who start as their “boyfriends,” then hook them on drugs and start selling their bodies to an endless stream of men who don’t fit the Richard Gere character profile at all.

Perhaps Dr. Mofokeng needs to do some better research when it comes to ‘sex work’ and get the facts straight. This is not a ‘career path’ people just casually decide to go down. This is a dark, depressing world where sex workers are victims of human trafficking, abuse, drug addiction, and sexual depravity. Under no circumstances is this a glamorous world where ‘sex workers’ are simply fighting for their right to equality.

Ignorance is bliss until it spreads misinformation, then it can be dangerous.