Sex Workers, Drug Users Protest Stigma During AIDS Conference

July 25, 2012 Globemed Blog by Max Roland

Along the “Keep the Promise” march in Washington, July 22, 2012 (Larry French/AP IMAGES)

On Tuesday, a march was held in DC ending up at the White House to protest the stigma behind HIV/AIDS and people who are sex workers or drug users. The agenda behind this demostration is the call to decriminalize the profession of sex work. The oraganizers of the march claim that by decriminalizing sex work it will in fact “encourage people to practice safer sex.”

In my opinion this whole argument is a toss-up. Will decriminalizing the act of sex work really lead to people practicing safer sex? will the abolishment of speed limits lead to less youths getting killed in speeding related accidents? The groups leading this rally are hiding behind the fact the they have been stereotyped over the years and are using that argument to try and make policies that should never even come up.
Legalize sex work? What are we Holland…

Give the article a read over at ABCNews website