Its writers and those of its readers who take it seriously appear to comprised of morons and the mentally ill.
Today they have an article which is bizarre even by rabble.ca standards.
It was spurred by a Globe and Mail column by Margaret Wente in which she wrote:
Prostitution is the most exploitative, degrading work on Earth. Despite those stories about high-class call girls, its practitioners are overwhelmingly the most wretched girls and women in society.Objecting to Wente's "dehumanizing" language of prostitutes, the rabble author, Joyce Arthur, has constructed a helpful "Sex Work Style Guide for Media" in which she delineates "problematic" and "acceptable" terms to describe people involved in the sale of sex for money.
It seems like a comedic parody of political correctness gone amok, but she is deadly serious.
An example is that objectionable term "pimp." Evidently that term is offensive to those people who exploit and groom, and sometimes beat and coerce women into prostitution, and take a large share of their earnings. The acceptable term for someone who does that is "ally," "colleague," or "third party."
But wait - I've written "prostitution" which itself is not acceptable! I should have written "sex work." Apparently that applies to sex slaves too. Rats! I've gotten it wrong again! In the world of rabble.ca, there are no sex slaves. They're "survival sex workers." And sex trafficking victims are just "migrant workers" - you know, just like the ones Cesar Chavez helped to mobilize. No? Well maybe not like those.
The fact that there are people in the world imbecilic enough to produce the sort of tripe that routinely appears at rabble.ca is no surprise. But it should be worrisome that there are a number of prominent Canadian politicians who whore themselves on that online rag to curry favor with its demented readership.
Damn! I did it again! I wrote "whore" when I should have written "escort." But then, I suppose "politician", particularly of that type, is kind of a catch-all.
|The Rabble guide to acceptable language for sex work|