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.
Dey’s contributions to feminism, whether by her daily actions or her professional work, advance the scope of the movement for all people by seeking to give them agency through education and awareness.
“Feminism is about accepting and acknowledging difference in people not in an attempt for equality but for equity. Equality looks different to different people, and I think instead of trying to be equal, we can actually recognize, talk through, and embrace our differences.”
“I hope feminism becomes so normal that people will look back at today and be totally disgusted.”
“I have a firm belief that each voice has a story and each story deserves a platform, and this platform happens to focus on femme identities.”
“You shouldn’t have to put whatever the fuck men want in front of your own discomfort.”
Chelsea says she didn’t know she was a feminist until she joined the workforce.
“I think feminism is the right for all of us to have access to health care, education, living wages, and the right to feel safe. It is about dignity, security, and [living] without fear.”
“It starts conversations that need to be had” and these conversations allow us to move towards gender equality.
“Feminism is the opportunity for everyone to achieve what they want out of life.”