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South Africa: Decriminalise Sex Work
If women behaved like men when it comes to sex, our society would fall apart | Opinion | M&G
John Davenport 15 Nov The reality is that most men will have sex with a pothole or an attractively-shaped hole in a tree if the pothole or tree seems in the slightest bit willing. Why do our heads explode when a woman treats sex in the same way as many men do? Why does the media get into an ecstatic froth?
Why Sex Work Should be Decriminalised in South Africa
South Africa should decriminalise the exchange of sex for money by consenting adults. Sex workers also reported being sexually exploited by police and forced to pay bribes to officers. Researchers interviewed 46 women who are sex workers. All but three were single mothers, many of whom supported three or more people with their work.
And it fits into a larger movement by women to assert their independence. The show takes on not just feminine desire, but also rape, mental illness, male power, domestic violence and the jealousies that arise out of polygamy. It is part of a burst of woman-driven television and film production across Africa in which writers, producers and actors openly assert female sexuality, challenge traditional gender roles and present distinctly African stories to African audiences.