13 Oct '13, 7pm

what is the end game?

The biggest problem with sexism in tech is people thinking it’s a problem with sexism in /tech/ — Adam Howard (@skattyadz) October 13, 2013 Let's consider the contradiction inherent in a free-market society which criminalizes sex work. Capitalism's founded on the right to property, but the most fundamental expression of that right is the right to control your own body and use it in any way you see fit. When it comes to sex work, many ways a woman can use her body to make money are illegal, and the rationale is that this criminalization protects women. (Oddly enough, prostitution laws also apply to men, so presumably we're being protected as well?) Taking away somebody's freedoms to protect them never makes me comfortable, but it would be insane to deny that prostitution can be very dangerous work. What I want to look at here is not the surface level, but the principles and...

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