What Next?

This has strong implications for us as Pagans, who tend to support a libertarian sexuality and tend to be feminists. I’d love to hear your thoughts, faithful readers.

The Honest Courtesan

If people point to some prostitutes as victims they should realize, as the judges did, that the very laws in place were much of the cause of that.  –  Terri-Jean Bedford

Merry Christmas from the SCCOn December 20th, the Canadian Supreme Court ruled on the government’s attempt to block the Himel decision (which struck down Canada’s prostitution laws on September 28th, 2010).  The one-line version:  “The prohibitions at issue…prevent people engaged in a risky – but legal – activity from taking steps to protect themselves from the risk.” If you want more detail, here’s the 705-word version, and here’s the whole thing (almost 20,000 words).  The good news is, the court agreed with sex worker rights activists that the chief danger of sex work is not intrinsic to it, but rather results from the laws imposed upon it.  The bad news is, the court suspended its decision for…

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~ by Sable Aradia on January 23, 2014.

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