The argument behind SWERF ideology tends to be that sex workers become the victims of sexual objectification, exploitation, and violence; and that, by participating in this kind of industry, sex workers become co-perpetrators of these crimes. While most feminist schools support an individual’s right to choose what sexual activities they do or do not engage in, SWERFs take it upon themselves to tell other people what and what not to do with their bodies.
Mother’s Day, by promoting the concept of an “ideal” family, mother, and mother-child relationship, excludes and alienates families that don’t fit that ideal. As a result, the holiday has become for many people a large source of distress, guilt, and shame.
True representation is about fueling, not appropriating, the causes that the student body is passionate about, and such should be reflected in the platforms of USAC’s 2017 candidates.