Sex workers in Groningen say NO to the mandatory registration!

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Anita Kanitz
5 years ago
Genocide begins, however improbably, in the conviction that classes of biological distinction indisputably sanction social and political discrimination.

As long as there is rape... there is not going to be any peace or justice or equality or freedom. You are not going to become what you want to become or who you want to become. You are not going to live in the world you want to live in.

The genius of any slave system is found in the dynamics which isolate slaves from each other, obscure the reality of a common condition, and make united rebellion against the oppressor inconceivable.

The common erotic project of destroying women makes it possible for men to unite into a brotherhood; this project is the only firm and trustworthy groundwork for cooperation among males and all male bonding is based on it.

A commitment to sexual equality with males is a commitment to becoming the rich instead of the poor, the rapist instead of the raped, the murderer instead of the murdered.

Childbearing is glorified in part because women die from it.

Andrea Dworkin

Enough is enough! Where is the respect for women?

Rape facts in Germany: An estimate of 240,000 women and girls has died up till now in Germany because of this crime. Germany is on the number six in the highest rape crime with the figures of 6,507,394 in this year which is really a big figure. German Catholics have allowed the morning-after pills for the victims. The country moving forward in technology is actually moving really backward in humanity.

Sweden has the highest incidence of reported rapes in Europe and one of the highest in the world. One amongst every four women comes out to be the victim of rape in Sweden. By 2010, The Swedish police recorded the highest number of offences – about 63 per 100,000 inhabitants. The country has third-highest rape crime in the world. In 2009 there were 15,700 reported sexual offenses in Sweden, a rise of 8% compared to 2008, of which 5,940 were rape and sexual harassment (including exhibitionism) accounted for 7,590 reports. In April 2009, it was reported that sex crimes had increased by 58% over the previous ten years. According to a 2009 European Union study, Sweden has one of the highest rates of reported rape in Europe.

Many people wish to live or even visit UK as it is one of the most developed countries. But they surely must not be aware that this country is also involved badly in the crime of rape. In January 2013, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), Office for National Statistics (ONS) and Home Office released its first ever joint Official Statistics bulletin on sexual violence, entitled An Overview of Sexual Offending in England and Wales. According to report: Approximately 85,000 women are raped on average in England and Wales every year. Over 400,000 women are sexually assaulted each year. One in 5 women (aged 16 – 59) has experienced some form of sexual violence since the age of 16.

The enslavement of women and girls since humankind exists, is funded by the enslavement of their bodies and their sexuality. It is funded by rape culture, forced marriages, child marriages, forced child births, forced FGM, paid and unpaid rape in prostitution and pornography, marital rape, sex trade, sex slavery, denied human rigths, education, gender equality and denied contraception and abortion.
Sex is used as weapon, even the crappiest online definition of violence: “behaviour involving physical force intended to hurt, damage, or kill someone or something”. Bingo. It fits: Pregnancy = may hurt, damage or kill. Intercourse = a man using his physical force to penetrate a woman.: Intention / purpose: of the act of intercourse = to cause pregnancy.: PIV is therefore intentional harm / violence. Intentional sexual harm of a man against a woman through penile penetration = RAPE.
Denied contraception and abortion means forced childbirths, funding of rape culture and misogyny. The best contraception is to have no intercourse with men or not be raped by men. The life of women and girls count!

The greatest sex crime against females: forced FGM/C connected with forced and child marriage, marital rape, sex slavery (polygamy), sexual torture, forced childbirths (with often deadly consequences for mothers and babies):

FGM/C is defined as the partial or total removal of outer female genital parts for non-medical reasons. UNICEF estimates that currently more than 200 Million women and girls in 30 countries have been genitally mutilated. However, this number can only be understood as a rough estimate, as precise prevalence studies currently still do not exist for many countries. The actual rate could therefore be up to twice as high.

Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting constitutes a severe violation of human rights. Survivors of FGM/C often suffer from grave physical and psychological consequences throughout their lives after the procedure.

For a long time, Female Genital Mutilation has been considered a solely African phenomenon. This conception has experienced a fundamental paradigm shift in recent years. Today, it is general knowledge that different forms of FGM are not only practised in 29 African countries, but also in some regions in the Middle East, in Asia and in South America. In addition, the practice is spreading worldwide through migration. As a result, the European Parliament estimates that in EU countries alone 500.000 girls and women have suffered FGM/C, and another 180.000 are endangered of being cut.

Also in Germany, women and girls are exposed to the risk of being genitally mutilated secretly inside the country, or taken abroad and forced to undergo the procedure.

Terre des Femmes has committed themselves to ensure the United Nations resolution on the abolishment of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting is implemented everywhere. They work on guaranteeing that professionals and the interested parties know enough about the subject in order to protect endangered women and girls. TDF want to give the many thousands of affected women and girls living in Germany a voice.

"We are the heroines of our own history. "
Mary McCarthy

Sexual exploitation is a hate crime!

First, well intercourse is NEVER sex for women. Only men experience rape as sexual, define it as such. Sex for men is the unilateral penetration of their penis into a woman (or anything else replacing and symbolising the female orifice) whether she thinks she wants it or not – which is the definition of rape: that he will to do it anyway and that he uses her and treats her as a receptacle, in all circumstances – it makes no difference to him experiencing it as sexual. That is, at the very least, men use women as useful objects and instruments for penetration, and women are dehumanised by this act. It is an act of violence.

Intercourse is inherently harmful to women and intentionally so, because it causes pregnancy in women. The purpose of men enforcing intercourse regularly (as in, more than once a month) onto women is because it’s the surest way to cause pregnancy and force childbearing against our will, and thereby gain control over our reproductive powers. There is no way to eliminate the pregnancy risk entirely off PIV and the mitigating and harm-reduction practices such as contraception and abortion are inherently harmful, too. Reproductive harms of PIV range from pregnancy to abortion, having to take invasive, or toxic contraception, giving birth, forced child bearing and rearing and all the complications that go with them which may lead up to severe physical and emotional damage, disability, destitution, illness, or death (See for her work on the reproductive harms of PIV, click on the “intercourse series” page or “PIV” in the search bar). If we compare this to even the crappiest online definition of violence: “behaviour involving physical force intended to hurt, damage, or kill someone or something”. Bingo. It fits: Pregnancy = may hurt, damage or kill. Intercourse = a man using his physical force to penetrate a woman. Intention / purpose of the act of intercourse = to cause pregnancy. PIV is therefore intentional harm / violence. Intentional sexual harm of a man against a woman through penile penetration = RAPE.

If we look at the act in more detail, PIV is a man mounting on a woman to thrust a large member of himself into her most intimate parts, often forcing her to be entirely naked, banging himself against her with the whole weight of his body, hips, shaking her like he would stuff a corpse, then using her insides as a receptacle for his penile dejection. How is this a normal civilised, respectful way to treat anyone? Sorry for the explicit picture, but this is what it is and it’s absolutely revolting and violating.

The term “fuck you” is not an insult for nothing, men know why – it’s the worst thing you can do to a human being. It is in itself an extremely physically invasive act, very often painful, generally at the beginning before the pain may be cut off by the genital arousal; causes all sorts of tears, bruises, swelling, discomfort, STDs, vaginal infections, urinary infections, genital warts, HIV and death. Not to forget the additional sado-gynecological interventions/ costs of PIV-maintenance, and all the secondary physical mutiliation and financial costs that go with our duty to make ourselves look decorative for male sexual consumption – such as hair removal, make-up, starvation or forced feeding, torturous limb deforming or cutting up, etc.

The fact intercourse causes so many infections and tears and warts attests to the unnaturalness of intercourse, that it’s not meant to be. The vagina’s primary function isn’t to be penetrated by a penis but to eject a baby for birth. They are two muscle tissues / sphincters pressed against each other to help the baby be pushed out. Penetration of the penis into the vagina is completely unnecessary for conception.

There’s a reason men need to groom us into it, why this grooming takes so long- because it’s so grossly violating and traumatising that we would otherwise never submit to intercourse. The only reason we may now not feel raped or have the impression we desired or initiated PIV, is because men broke down our barriers very skillfully, progressively from birth, breaking down our natural defences to pain and invasion, our confidence in our own perceptions and sensations of fear and disgust that tell us male sexual invasion is painful, harmful and traumatic.

Through an all-pervasive and powerful male propaganda, they stuff our minds from infancy with the idea that PIV is normal, desirable and erotic, before we can even conceive of it as something horrifying, and make sure we never see any alternative to their lie – or that if we do, we can no longer take in the information, are punished for thinking and saying otherwise. The fact we may not immediately feel raped doesn’t mean it’s not rape, objectively speaking. To give a classic example, many women in prostitution/pornography may not identify the act of women hating.

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Rosemary Carlton-Willis
5 years ago
Sex workers - like all workers - deserve their privacy, autonomy and safety.

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Anita Kanitz
5 years ago
"The way people treat you, is a statement about who they are as a human being. It is not a statement about you."

"If we do not have the courage to fight against injustice and violence, our children's future will be full of injustice and violence."

"Genocide begins, however improbably, in the conviction that classes of biological distinction indisputably sanction social and political discrimination.

As long as there is femicide, rape, violence, harrassment, stalking, bullying, child marriage, FGM, honour killings, acid attacks, sex slavery because you are a girl or a woman... there is not going to be any peace or justice or equality or freedom or the hope of a life in freedom and humanity. You are not going to become what you want."

"We can create a better world, if we only want to do it."

"Be the change and the hope for the future, the hope for our children and grandchildren!
Fear nothing and go your way for freedom, justice and peace on earth."

Die Frau wird frei geboren und liegt doch überall in Ketten
La femme naît libre et est partout dans les chaînes encore

We must help female childs, girls and women worldwide. There are many crimes and violence against them: daily hate speech (calling all women cunts and sluts, rape jokes), daily misogyny, daily sexism, daily discrimination, cat calling (sexual harrassment in public places), femicide (like in Mexico and Guatemala), female infanticide (like in all arabic countries, India and China) childmarriages,(in all Muslim and Hindu countries), forced marriages (in all Muslim and Hindu countries), acid attacks, dowry murders, FGM (in all Muslim countries and worldwide), stoning, inprisonment, murder and lashing of rape victims, sex slavery, human trafficking, femicides, tarraush gamea (mass assault and rape like in Egypt), Eve teasing (gang harrassment against women and girls like in India) , prison rape (like in Iran), gang rapes, police rape (like in India), rape deaths, war and conflict mass rapes (like in Congo, Syria and Iraq),child abuse and child rape, marital rape, heinous rape videos in the internet, witch hunts,widow murders, stalking, murder and assault of women right's defenders, domestic and sexual violence, honour killings, forced prostitution, assault and murder of lesbians, assault during child birth, force to unwanted childbirths, street harassment, workplace harrassment, school harassment, campus harassment, assault and rape in military, sexism in the media, online harassment, sexist dress codes, objectifying in the media, blaming of female rape and assault victims, body shaming, mass abductions and rapes of girls and women and girls and internet slandering and no rights for gender equality, equal pay or education, brainwashing worldwide of women and girls, to make them companions of violence and assault against other females (that's very common in all Muslim countries and worldwide for example in cases of honour killings, FGM and forced marriages, sex slavery, dowry murder, sexual and domestic violence, rape), sadistic forced sex practices like BDSM, paid rape in prostitution and pornography, forced by judges to marry the rapist (like in many Muslim countries like Marocco), denied contraception, forced child births, violence during child births.

We must educate and force men and boys not to kill, to rape, to mutilate, to torture, to enslave, to beat, to harass, to stalk or to disrespect women, girls, female childs and babies. The female patience is now worldwide at an end.

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Carin Stevens
5 years ago
dit is een ernstige schending van mensenrechten en, eerlijk gezegd, belachelijk en past niet in onze maatschappij

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Marjan Wijers
5 years ago
Verplichte registratie is discriminerend, in strijd met de Wet bescherming persoonsgegevens en brengt sekswerkers in gevaar in plaats van hen te beschermen

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5 years ago
This is creeping state control and an invasion of personal liberty. It can make the sex industry more dangerous.

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Annie Mundy
5 years ago
Registration is either to a regulatory organisation in recognition of a high standard of professionalism to be maintained or to an authority to control something dangerous. Sex worker registration if often for the latter reason and it is not warranted and perpetuates the stigma which negatively impacts the safety and wellbeing of the workers

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Candi Forrest
5 years ago
Sekswerkers worden van alle kanten aangevallen. Conservatieve en religieuze groeperingen, radicale feministen en sommige gewone mensen die denken dat het is ok om geweld te doen aan sekswerkers vanwege het stigma. Deze wetten zijn ontworpen door radicale feministen, niet sekswerkers. Deze wetten zullen niet verminderen stigma richting sekswerkers en is het stigma dat ze pijn doet, geen seks en geen geld. Het is een schande dat dit gebeurt in Nederland die voorheen een baken van de mensenrechten in een wereld van onrecht is geweest.

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Lisa Convey
5 years ago
Sex workers should have freedom of choice.....

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Britt Woodcock
5 years ago
Sex workers deserve a safe work place like any other human being.