You might think the prosecution of Backpage.com, a notorious sex-trafficking website, would be universally hailed, particularly by feminists.
You would be wrong if you had such thoughts.
To the horror of many across the political spectrum, Women’s March is calling the shutdown of a site convicted of trafficking women and children for sex a “crisis” for sex workers.
Writing on its Twitter page Saturday, Women’s March – a group that spearheaded protest marches around the world the day after President Trump’s January 2017 inauguration – said, “The shutting down of #Backpage is an absolute crisis for sex workers who rely on the site to safely get in touch with clients. Sex workers rights are women’s rights.”
The group said in a follow-up tweet it would, in the coming days, share more about the rights of sex workers “to uplift this critical issue.”
“We’re all still learning and as