The image above is part of a pro-legalization campaign which aims to normalize prostitution (“sex work”) by portraying its victims as happy, fulfilled, regular people. Never mind that 67% of women prostitutes experience PTSD and that 90% of women prostitutes report wanting to leave prostitution as their most pressing need. Prostitution is a job like any other job!
But there’s much, much worse. This marketing campaign was started by a bunch of pimps.
Turn off the Blue Light claimed to represent Irish ‘sex worker’ activists:
“Turn Off the Blue Light is a grassroots movement ….We are a sex worker led association campaigning against calls to criminalize the purchase of sex, and for the health, safety, human, civil and labor rights of sex workers in Ireland…”
But look who’s actually running the Blue Light campaign. It’s backed by convicted pimp Peter McCormick, who makes millions annually via prostitution websites, his son who was convicted of running six brothels, convicted pimp TJ Carroll, who used voodoo rituals to terrify trafficked African women, and convicted pimp Tony Linnane who was connected with an incident where a woman was “threatened with being burned alive after gasoline was thrown on her.” Mihai Selaru, who humiliated a woman he pimped by starving her and forcing her to lick his shoes, was also connected.