Andrea Heinz resides in Edmonton. Alberta. She experienced seven years in the licensed commercial sex trade in several sublets up to and including brothel ownership. Heinz holds a diploma in Correctional Services and is now in her fourth year of studies toward her Bachelor of Professional Arts in Governance, Law, and Management. She is happily married with three children. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I exited from commercial sexual exploitation eight years ago. Here, I share my reflections on how my actions directly impacted other women. I describe how my participation in the sex trade adversely affected the wives and girlfriends of sex buyers. I posit that sex sellers negatively impact these vicarious victims by subscribing to and endorsing “sex work” ideology. I assert that the collective good of all women is diminished by viewing sexual services as a market commodity. I stress that the collective good of all women is enhanced by assuming responsibility and compassion for one another.
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