Back in June, the New York Senate introduced a sex work decriminalization bill. The bill, still without an eye-catching name, remains in committee. It has been there for several months due to its highly controversial nature. As it stands now, it covers everything from public health to property and domestic violence. If it passes, the bill will need to be water-tight in order to evade the bipartisan firing squad ready to shoot it down every time it comes to a vote. But regardless of its security, it would likely face a flurry of combatants based on so-called principles.
Many hold the belief that the Civil War and the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution effectively ended slavery. While the conventional forms of plantation slavery no longer plague America, the idea that slavery as a whole has been eliminated is an ignorant view based around Ameri-centrism. One of the most brutal forms of slavery that exist in the world today is the sex trafficking of children. To make matters even worse, the police that we expect to work against this issue are complicit and sometimes even participate in the world of involuntary child prostitution.