Watch: Ashley Judd Confronted by Sex-Work Activist at The Wing: ‘It’s Not OK to Not Listen’
Last month, actor and activist Ashley Judd sparked backlash on social media when she posted her controversial positions on sex work and consent.
After facing criticism for an Instagram post about “#survivors of #prostitution who are saying #MeToo” in which she wrote that “prostitution is paid rape,” Judd stood by her stance. She tweeted, “I believe body invasion is indeed inherently harmful, and cash is the proof of coercion. Buying sexual access commodifies something that is beyond the realm of capitalism and entrepreneurship: girls and women’s orfices [sic].”
As The Daily Beast previously reported, Judd has consistently conflated sex work and sex trafficking, and is on the advisory council of Demand Abolition, an organization that seeks to eradicate “the illegal commercial sex industry in the US.”
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