Political and Feminist Allies
The Feminist Debate
Radical feminism, also known as essentialist feminism, believes that solving gender/sex inequality is done by serving the greater good. In other words, what’s good for some women is good for all. But…this is a pretty black vs. white, good vs. evil, simple solution type answer.
Abolitionists represent the conservative side of the political spectrum, and the fact that radical feminists have gotten cozy with conservative politicians and advocates has not gone unnoticed.
Transgender women are women. Period. End of story.
So Again, What About the Shades of Grey?
Yes, you can choose to leave your headphones in a tangled, knotted mess. But, you’re going to have to listen to your music within a 2-inch radius of your phone. So, is this really a desirable solution?
This, my friends, is where the untangling comes in. Why are marginalized communities over-represented in sex worker and victims of sex trafficking demographics?
Ideal Victim vs. Reality
If we were to leave this tricky question untangled, we would have a surface understanding of sex trafficking and who it effects. Such an understanding has been force-fed through propaganda to the public to make sex trafficking a relevant issue in the political sphere.
Without untangling, we’d think that the average trafficking victim is one who’s been abducted, faced brutal violence, and who is probably white.
So, Let's Begin Untangling
So, what do you think? Comment below your Shrew take on this feminist debate.