The Half the Sky Movement
I am a whore.
I am a very happy whore.
Specifically, a white, middle-class, healthy, financially comfortable, independent woman who chooses to supplement her income with sex work because I find sex to be very therapeutic and pleasurable and want to share that positivity with others.
I think people should be able to choose prostitution as a means of income or service if they so desire.
As far as I’m concerned, it is perfectly acceptable to be an independent sex worker.
Millions of women, men, and children do not have that choice.
They are forced into it.
It goes beyond sex work, and into the unconscionable act of slavery.
And while it has been a serious epidemic for hundreds of years, it has not gone unnoticed. There is an organization that is trying to put an end to the suffering of millions of women and children. Their mission is to break the cycle.
The Half the Sky Movement is cutting across platforms to ignite the change needed to put an end to the oppression of women and girls worldwide, the defining issue of our time. Inspired by journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s book of the same name, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide brings together video, websites, games, blogs and other educational tools to not only raise awareness of women’s issues, but to also provide concrete steps to fight these problems and empower women. Change is possible, and you can be part of the solution.
Here is the trailer:
Sex trafficking can happen in Cambodia, in Kenya, in Chicago. We need to pay attention and put a stop to it.
Kendra Holliday is the Writer and Editor of The Beautiful Kind, a sex-positive community website.