Disconnecting prostitution from the human trafficking industry is a nearly impossible task. Yet, many on the left have managed to perform the extreme mental gymnastics necessary to convince themselves that prostitution is a worthwhile career that should be applauded. By changing the term from prostitution to the more whitewashed nomenclature of “sex work,” they hope to insulate themselves from the real-world repercussions of their depraved policy positions.
A middle school librarian in Loudoun County, Virginia is discovering firsthand that We the People won’t willingly sit by while our children are lured into child sex trafficking rings. A horrible book was discovered in the library titled Seeing Gender; an Illustrated Guide to Identity and Expression. The contents of the book are even more awful than the title implies. One chapter titled “‘Sex Work’ Is Not a Bad Term” seeks to justify prostitution to children by comparing it to working as “a store clerk, an architect, or a freelance writer.” It also seeks to tell the children that they could be compensated for sex work with “food, housing, hormones, drugs, gifts, or other resources.” Remember, this book is placed in a middle school library where the age of most patrons will be eleven to thirteen.
Librarian Stefany Guido incredibly said that the book was an important resource to students because some of them are sex workers themselves. The teacher who heard Guido say that some of the children are prostitutes reported her to the police, and rightly so. The teacher is a “mandatory reporter” who is required to report suspected child sexual abuse. More importantly, any rational person should want to get to the bottom of such a claim.
Prostitution is not “just another job.” Women and children are victimized by the evil practice every day. Opposition to prostitution is not about showing moral apprehension for someone who has made questionable life choices. Opposing prostitution is about saving those women and children who are coerced into an evil cycle of degradation and humiliation against their will. Any school librarian who affirms prostitution as a healthy choice for children should be immediately fired and investigated.