I just wanted to tell you that your commentary on that Ellis call-out post was so spot on. You appear to have a good head on your shoulders and you don't tolerate bullshit, and I think that's awesome.
Thank you nonny!
I still and will likely always love Cullen the character. But the shit that Greg Ellis was saying?
Nope. Sex-Workers are not degraded, they should not be dehumanized, they should not be spoken of as if their very existence is the lowest any human could fall. Sex-Workers are always people, no matter whether they’re doing sex work for happy or unhappy reasons, whether they like it or hate it. There’s nothing anyone can do with their body that can ever make them not human.
So using whore as an insult? Fuuuuuccck yooooouuu.
And that’s really the threat, the reminder that ‘you dress like a whore’ is always a breath away from 'therefore you have no value, no rights, you’re not human and we can do whatever heinous shit we want.'
'You dress like a whore’ is ’*I* get to decide how human you are.'
'You dress like a whore’ is 'I’m going to decide that you have a body AT ME, and I’m going to say that your social and sexual expression is aimed AT ME, and I’m going to react with disgust to what I perceive as a power imbalance because of the feelings you arouse IN ME, and I’m going to fucking take you down a notch.'
Greg Ellis would be getting such sideye from Cullen, and I take comfort in that.