It’s International Whores’ Day today. It’s about reclaiming the word. ‘Whore’ is a hateful word. There’s so much stigma in that word. It can be used against any woman that you want to hurt. It’s dehumanizing. Cat I’m blunt because god rolled me that way poster. And it strips sex workers of dignity. Construction workers get paid to use their bodies. Factory workers get paid to use their bodies. But if you use your genitals then suddenly you’re an outcast. Sex workers are at the highest risk of sexualized violence. And it’s funny that in this era where everyone is calling out workplace harassment, the most vulnerable group is being ignored. They’re not seen as worthy of protection. Language matters. So we shouldn’t be calling people ‘whores.’ We should be calling them ‘people. I married when I was sixteen. It was an arranged marriage. I’d never seen him before.
Cat I’m blunt because god rolled me that way poster
I just came home from school one day and my dad told me that someone is coming to see you. He said: ‘You’re going to get married.’ The man was twenty-nine. I was so upset. Cat I’m blunt because god rolled me that way poster. Nobody ever discussed it with me. I had wanted to finish my education. I had wanted to be a flight attendant. I fought so hard but the whole family turned against me. Everyone stopped talking to me. My father stopped eating. So I gave up. I married my husband and came to America. I had three kids by the time I was twenty. I’ve accepted it now. He’s a good father to my children. He tried to tell me what to do at first but he’s given up. I work at Starbucks and the bakery. They’re nice people. They treat me good. But one day I’d like to maybe have a higher position so that I can work just one job. So I can spend some time on myself. And so I can maybe finally go to school.