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Tiresome debate around kink at Pride sends worrying message about sex and sex workers

“She finds the idea that Pride-revellers haven’t “consented” to seeing kink particularly egregious. The notion is tied to a type of “respectability politics” that “whitewashes” Pride. Kink absolutely has a place at Pride, McGrew says, and she would like to see it “accepted and respected” in queer spaces. “It doesn’t mean that we try and smooth the edges of it. We like the edges of kink,” she says.