Unsanitized

Source: The Honest Courtesan
by Maggie McNeill

“Today is International Whores’ Day. It is not ‘Sex Worker Day;’ that is March 3rd. Today is a day to shamelessly celebrate our shameless history, not a day to cater to the precious fee-fees of amateurs by neutering our terminology so as not to offend their delicate sensibilities with a raw, unsanitized word like ‘whore.’ But for the past several years, I’ve seen a number of sex worker organizations and social media accounts doing just that, and in doing so participating in the same process of sexual sanitization which inspires modern picket-fence gays to absurdly claim that huge fascist corporations and gangs of uniformed thugs employed by the state to inflict violence on sexual minorities are more welcome at an event commemorating an anti-cop riot than kinky queers are.” (06/02/21)

https://maggiemcneill.com/2021/06/02/unsanitized/