“The rescue approach certainly makes for good optics. It has been covered, notably, by Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times, who live-tweeted a brothel raid in 2011. And the impulse to protect is surely a noble one. But in addition to ignoring that some people choose to sell sex, rescues have subjected sex workers to a whole host of abuses — a fact certainly problematic for the abolitionists who champion such interventions in the name of human rights.” Aziza Ahmed on the sex trade (Foreign Policy)

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