Jen Robinson

A World of Hate

self-hate

I am often appalled by the judgment I see even within similar communities.  I hear over and over again from the women I work with that even when they have gone through other domestic violence or addiction facilities they are judged and ostracized.  There is an attitude of, “well at least I didn’t do that,”  meaning sell their body for drugs or money.  They are once again left feeling ashamed and not accepted.

I recently met with a transgendered woman who told me that there is even exclusion and hostility within the transgendered community between those that are pre-op and those that are post-op.  Pre-op refers to those who still have the genitalia they were born with and post-op referring to those that have already undergone the reassignment surgery to change genitalia.

I believe it is this very hate that drives the entire sex industry.  Hatred is driven so deeply into people and cultures that it produces a fear of anything that is different from us.  It is also what enables us to justify our own actions and then size ourselves up on a scale that says “I am better than you”.  The comparison, power, control and manipulation continue to destroy and drive us deeper and deeper into our own self-hate.

I encourage you today to love someone who is different than you, to pray for them and truly seek to find the good inside of everyone you meet.

PC: Highland Hospital

About Jen Robinson

I am committed to seeing commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking eradicated in northern Nevada and around the world. I believe I have an important role to play in transforming my community and desire to see Reno become a safe city for our women and children. If you would like to give toward the fight against sex trafficking visit AwakenReno.org/donate.

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