A new ad campaign on behalf of Stepping Stone Nova Scotia draws attention to the plight of sex workers.
On a blog called Sociological Images, Margo DeMello, a cultural anthropologist, offers her perspective on the campaign:
I love the motivation behind the ads, and they do make me smile. I hope they have the effect that Stepping Stone intends—making people think of prostitutes as people, not trash. But they’re also funny, and I wonder if they won’t also have an unintended effect, of making prostitutes seem like a joke.
What effect does this campaign have on you? Does it change your perception of sex workers?