What’s Current: ‘The effort to decriminalize the sex trade is not a progressive movement’

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Chrissie Hynde believes women who wear heels and “provocative clothing” kinda had it coming:

“If I’m walking around and I’m very modestly dressed and I’m keeping to myself and someone attacks me, then I’d say that’s his fault,” she told the Sunday Times. “But if I’m being very lairy and putting it about and being provocative, then you are enticing someone who’s already unhinged – don’t do that. Come on! That’s common sense.”

rachel moranRachel Moran in The New York Times:

I cringe when I hear the words ‘sex work.’ Selling my body wasn’t a livelihood. There was no resemblance to ordinary employment in the ritual degradation of strangers’ using my body to satiate their urges…

I believe Amnesty is making a historic mistake.”

Men who join fraternities are three times more likely to rape.

Ashley Madison was developing a “What’s Your Wife Worth” app. No misogyny here though, folks.

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Meghan Murphy is a freelance writer and journalist from Vancouver, BC. She has been podcasting and writing about feminism since 2010 and has published work in numerous national and international publications, including The Spectator, UnHerd, Quillette, the CBC, New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, and more. Meghan completed a Masters degree in the department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University in 2012 and is now exiled in Mexico with her very photogenic dog.