today is Dec 17th, and we want to fucking live

International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

Not just physical violence, but all fucking violence. The Breakfast Club named porn princess Teanna Trump “Donkey of the Day” for starting a GoFundMe after getting out of jail for a (excuse the pun) trumped up drug charge. It is run by asshole misogynists who could give a fuck about her well-being or the fact that it could promote rampant Twitter harassment, which I’m sure she and many other black women and queers, sex workers and civilians, are used to. She was told by the illustrious Duke of misogynoir himself, Charlamagne Tha God, that she should go make more porn to get money. Meanwhile these same men will support their ex-con brethren or any black man and his drug history or why he was in that situation is fucking irrelevant. Oh yes we can march for black men who have raped or assaulted black women, but donating to a sex worker who just got out of jail (for a minor charge), nah we good. People accused her of acting entitled or begging for money. Meanwhile she hadn’t asked anyone for anything. She simply made a gofundme and put it out there. Many of these men probably consume her videos on pornhub or wherever for their sexual-visual pleasure — but she doesn’t deserve to be paid for that.

The Breakfast Club’s tweet

Men use and commodify our bodies, not just in porn and various other modes of sex work, but in advertisements, music videos and campaigns — but whores don’t deserve to be paid. Men reduce women to our bodies constantly to promote their own art and so-called brilliance-but we don’t deserve to be paid for that.

This is bullshit. We deserve to be paid. We deserve respect. We deserve reparations from all of you for using our bodies as stepping stones to get where you wanna go, then spitting on us from your relative height as you clamber to please the men around you and aspire to take the white man’s spot. We deserve your money and then some for birthing your babies, for putting up with your abuse, your violence, your terror. But most of all, we deserve to live.

They took Teanna Trump’s GoFundMe down, because people are assholes. A porn star can’t have a GoFundMe? Apparently not. Her profession isn’t respectable enough.

End violence against sex workers. Not just physical violence, although that is imperative. End financial violence. End emotional violence and police harassment. Stop killing us. Stop fucking us and making us feel worthless. Stop calling us names. Stop pretending you’re better than us. Stop watching us fuck and dance in artful, daring ways and then shitting on us to make yourself or your women or men feel better. Stop watching us die. Stop blaming trans women and queers and hoes for society’s ills.

Not because we are your mothers. Not because we are your daughters. Not because we are your cousins, your invisible trans, queer and nonbinary femme sistren. Not because we belong to you. No. We want to live because we are human beings. Because we breathe the same air as you. Because we work as hard, if not harder than you. Because it shouldn’t take ownership, children, or murder for you to recognize us. We don’t want to be “seen” in this way. We want to live. We don’t owe you anything. We don’t owe you our oxygen. Our blood is our own. Our lives are our own. We deserve to live, on our own terms. We don’t exist for you.

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