Posts tagged sex work
I understand and agree with supporting the sex work profession in order to lower stigma. By lowering the stigma of sex workers, we also lower the stigma of sex positivity.Having a developing sexuality fertilized by socialization directly causes and effects what and how one achieves and exceeds arousal. Therefore, even if sex work was recognized as a respectable profession, the sex workers themselves are most likely continuing to participate and enable their own socialization, the socialization of others and ultimately, their own oppression.”
However, this is very problematic within a feminist context.
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I feel you are completely incorrect and am offended at many things you have said. I find it odd that you talk about how folks are effected by socialization, and yet can’t seem to see that your views of money for sex=/= objectification are directly related to your own socialization for starters. You deciding that all sex work clientele are chauvinists making real their “oppressive misogynist fantasies” come true is also obviously directly coming from your own (in many cases incorrect) ideas sprouted from your socialization.
As as sex worker I know that not all my clients are chauvinists or misogynists nor are their fantasies, their physical or emotional needs. Your assumptions about a very large group of people (many of whom are not male or straight) is appalling, dismissive and oppressive. There is no questioning those bad types of people exist but the notion that all or the majority are bad people is incorrect and offensive- and based directly on your socialization and social constructs.
As a sex worker I also do not believe my work is oppressing and I am certainly not taking responsibility for the oppression of other sex workers, the community at large or myself or for enabling such abuses. I honestly believe misogynists and people who tell me that living outside their ideal worlds and social constructs (such as you) implying I am causing my own and others oppression are the ones who are at least partially responsible for my oppression and degradation among other things.
Sex for any reason (including money) =/= auto = oppression
Sex for any reason (including money) =/= auto = being degraded
Sex for any reason (including money) =/= auto = objectification
Sex for any reason (including money) =/= auto = any less empowered in any way.
I’m tired of the notion that because someone is willing to spend time, money, emotional investment or anything else for my time means that they are obectifing me. It’s nonsense, and it’s harmful nonsense. Your assumption that all these things automatically make me a victim, make my customers smug misogynists who are empowered for something you consider degrading/oppressive/objectifying and the like are ALL based on your own personal biases and your socialization and social constructs.