#MeToo stories of the sex trade: Collection #2 — Nordic Model Now!

This is another selection of the #MeToo stories of the sex trade that we’ve received through our Share Your Story page. Profound thanks to everyone who has shared their story. Every single one is powerful, moving and courageous, and shines a much-needed light on what the sex trade is really like.

via #MeToo stories of the sex trade: Collection #2 — Nordic Model Now!

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Empathy

One of the things about empathy is that while it’s a good quality to have, it’s not necessary in the cutthroat, competitive world of work. This human characteristic is actually frowned down upon in an atmosphere that values narcissistic, sociopathic and generally exploitative tendencies. Another thing is that it’s constantly expected from people who have it, and not encouraged in those who don’t. Continue reading

Trans politics in medical treatment and job application: Yes, really!

Unbelievably, I got a request to be interviewed for a job in the private sector in which I would help poor and other marginalized people get free transportation services for medical appointments. What made it so shocking was that trans politics was being forced on me. In the email message I got, the manager closed the message by stating a feminine name and then “pronouns: she/her/hers.”

It was clear that this individual was not a woman, but a man, and yet wanted me to refer to him with she/her/hers pronouns. And here I thought it was just about the marginalized people I’d be helping. Well, I was wrong, as this “marginalized” dude would be my boss. In a dress.

So what did I do? I decided to refuse the interview with the excuse that I found another position. It didn’t matter whether it was true or not; I did not want to be miserable working at a job that would make me deny reality and bosses who would wait for a slip-up and call me transphobic for not toeing the line. It was political and it mattered personally to me. Continue reading

Trans rights: You mean, the rights that already exist?

I don’t understand what “rights” trans people need that are so special from the rights people already have. Oh, wait, I know what they are. I just don’t agree with them.

Because when talking about trans rights, people making it clear that they’re referring to using their “preferred pronouns.” They act like they’re discriminated for being trans. In fact, they’re just facing disagreement over pandering to the delusion that you can change your sex and that a subjective inner “gender identity” has any merit on objective physical classification or rights.  Continue reading