Yes everything you say is true. Also legalizing AND regulating so that there is more power in the hands of the sex workers themselves will not solve all those problems. However, I believe it will make life better/easier for a huge number of sex workers (and customers- not all of whom are objectifying the sex worker;… Read more
I was also expectinga hate read and came away feeling strangely upbeat.
Fun fact: I’m a terrible liar—I once had a boss who would, when any of us would screw around, would take me aside and ask who did what, even if I wasn’t involved. When I asked her why, she said, “You’re the only one around here who breaks into a stutter when he tries to lie.” So the bit about entertaining lies was, in… Read more
I’ve been thinking about this more, and the more I do, the more curious I am about...there is just not a single phrase that comes to mind that isn’t a double entrendre (“ins and outs”) or something that sounds like I’m just looking for titilation (“specifics”)...of the field. In the interest of not turning this into… Read more
Great piece! Usually I’m not a fan of Gawker’s longer pieces on social, or cultural issues and will avoid them all together. I come to Gawker mostly for the lighter pieces. But I found your arguments quite interesting, and brought up many points I never bothered to think of. Specifically, non-female sex workers. Read more
It’s just an inherently dishonest move to engage in such obvious false equivalencies. “A guy who pays a pimp to have sex with an underaged trafficked girl is engaging in a sex act for money. A guy who pays a woman to have sex with him is also engaging in a sex act for money. We really need to do something about paying… Read more