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Vancouver advocates say more needs to be done to protect Asian women in sex work after a gunman killed eight people at Atlanta-area massage parlours Tuesday. The shootings came amid a recent wave of attacks against Asian Americans that coincided with the spread of the coronavirus in Canada and the United States. Women's advocates in Vancouver have said the shooting is just one example of how racism and misogyny lead to violence against sex workers after six of the victims were identified as Asian, and seven were women.
Clancey says it isn't easy for Asian sex workers to report the violence they experience to police in Vancouver. The first being the woman herself becomes the target of an anti-trafficking or prostitution investigation. Or she is arrested, detained and deported on an immigration violation.
Suzanne Jay, member of Asian Women for Equality, a grassroots feminist organization, says that sadly it often takes widely reported murders for people to recognize the violence Asian women in prostitution face. It has a real investment in cheapening racism and increasing sexism," she said.
Jay says Asian women are over-represented in prostitution, particularly in storefront establishments like massage parlours. Her group believes that all prostitution is a form of sexual exploitation and campaigns for the abolition of prostitution. They're being encouraged and allowed to orgasm to inequality," Jay explained.
SWAN takes the opposite approach and says prostitution should be further decriminalized so women are protected by labour laws like any other industry. Clancey says current Canadian legislation around immigration, prostitution and trafficking criminalizes Asian women in the sex trade and needs to change.
Bill C, Canada's prostitution legislation passed inis based on a Swedish law, which essentially criminalizes the purchase of sex, but decriminalizes its sale. Jay says the Canadian legislation actually protects women in prostitution by decriminalizing them and the real problem is that police forces aren't enforcing the law and arresting johns and pimps.
Both Clancey and Jay say current immigration laws prevent many women from reporting violence for fear they will be deported. Jay believes one of the simplest ways of protecting migrant and immigrant women would be for the federal government to grant them landed status as soon as they arrive in Canada. Social Sharing. CBC Investigates.Vancouver call and fuck today
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Vancouver advocates call for more protection of Asian women in sex industry after Georgia shootings