Skip to comments.Bad laws, not bad whores, say sex workers ("whore-phobic" attitudes)
Posted on 06/06/2010 3:41:08 PM PDT by mainsail that
SEX workers have rallied in Sydney to demand an end to "whore-phobic" attitudes and greater protection under anti-discrimination laws.
Chanting "sex worker rights are human rights" and "no bad whores, just bad laws", dozens of protesters marched from the Opera House today in a bid to have their rights recognised.
Many carried red umbrellas, a symbol of the global movement, while others made statements with T-shirts reading "whore power" and "sluts unite".
"We are human beings, we are people, we do a job and we are continually vilified for that job," sex worker Julie Bates said, noting that little had changed in the way of community attitudes during her 30-year career.
"So whilst we remained silenced, today is a chance for us to speak to the community, so we have a voice.
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Yes, they are people, but not people I want my kids emulating and not people I want advertising their wares in my neighborhood.
Well, I have a lot more respect for whores than I do for a lot of politicians. With whores, you’re at least getting a service and you get off... with politicians, you’re just getting screwed.
And they’re more honest about their jobs than actresses.
“It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.” - Ronald Reagan
Shut up whores.
Stumbled upon ‘Bunny Ranch’ on HBO while channel surfing the other night.
How can women live like this- and why is this filth on TV for all to see?
I wonder who her master is?
There's alot of the affection for money in most relationships throughout time. It's usually characterized as comfort (affection-sex) traded for security (safety-money).
Not as overt as the pay for play these women offer. A different market for the same thing.
You make a good point. Whores aren’t the most moral people around, but they have an honesty about what they do, which is more than can be said for many other professions, including many who work for the government.
The simple paradigm about prostitution is that first of all, irresponsible sex is legal, as long as the participants are adults and no physical coercion is involved. The second thing is that the irresponsible exchange of money is also legal, and happens all the time.
So here is prostitution in a nutshell. Two legal acts that become illegal solely because not enough time has elapsed between the two.
On the surface that seems to make no sense, but dig deeper, and it makes even less sense.
Prostitution, in one sense, happens wherever sex happens. Not just among the poor, but with the middle class and wealthy as well. Even marriage is not a good dividing line, between “sex for the sake of sex” and prostitution, because marriage is no longer legally or socially enforced.
But to say that prostitution is unlawful solely because the middle class and wealthy abhor the poor having sex, or because poor prostitutes feel enticed much more by receiving money than would middle class prostitutes misses the boat.
Likewise it is nonsensical to reject prostitution because it is sometimes used by its participants in the furtherance of other bad habits, like drinking and drugs. As someone once remarked, “Were it not for alcohol, the human race would have long ago become extinct.”
So more than anything else, prostitution is illegal *solely* because the participants are too stupid to separate the sex and the money by enough distance for it to not be prostitution, but legal sex for legal money.
Capital buildings. They are everywhere.
"I wonder who her master is?"
Y'know, if Norm had just gotten some nookie, I'll bet he wouldn't have been such a Psycho.
I don’t think its affections men are buying...
>>>>We are human beings, we are people, we do a job and we are continually vilified for that job,” sex worker Julie Bates said
It happens to the rest of us too, honey. Most of us work hard in our places of employment, but we have bosses who villify us, and fail to appreciate our contributions.
Hence the term as sincere as a hookers smile
I wonder who her master is?
Why, Richard, of course!
Whores are pitiful. Many are vile, and few live long.
Broken lives, breaking others’ lives.
Sad, marginal, broken people.