100 Word Rant: When sex workers are victims of rape

100wordSex workers usually get ignored as victims of rape. Accusations against James Deen have been rising lately – he was immediately shunned in the porn community. Ignoring the possibility that they’re lying, this is still one of the few times when victims are heard and believed. They didn’t have to wait for a court ruling to determine if a crime happened or not. As Laurie Penny said in her TIME article, this is truly a shift in rape culture. I respect the way the typically taboo industry handled these accusations: they listened. Victims of sexual assault deserve to be heard.

Author: Nhi Le

Nhi Le – aka Nikki – joins The Eye for her third and final year as a senior. She enjoys comic books, crime novels, and an excessive use of verbal irony.

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