Whorephobia

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Whorephobia is the fear of, oppression of, violence towards, and discrimination against sex workers; and by extension derision or disgust towards activities or attire related to sex work.

Treating sex workers with suspicion, disgust, extreme violence, and erasing their experiences has a long history. Sex workers are "used to being a scapegoat, to being shunned, even by those who claim to stand up for women."<ref name = "stand up">Stand up for Sex Workers: Eden Alexander, WePay and Whorephobia, by Laurie Penny</ref>

Examples

Examples of both explicit and implicit whorephobia can be found everywhere from the use of "whore" as an insult and stigmatising pole dancing, to police brutality,<ref>http://www.alternet.org/story/153758/confiscating_condoms_the_dumbfounding_ways_police_deal_with_prostitution/?page=entire</ref> serial killers,<ref>http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/may/11/prostitution-women</ref> cultural norms,<ref>http://www.alternet.org/story/155994/do_you_look_like_a_prostitute_%28whatever_that_means%29%3A_it_might_mean_no_taxi_cabs/</ref> and health care:

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