Skip to comments.Redefining Sex Work
Posted on 10/19/2012 8:30:43 AM PDT by AmericanSamurai
The East Bay is home to a new and growing group of sex workers who are educated, empowered, and open about what they do for a living. But Prop 35 would force them back underground.
Jolene Parton is a ho. She's also a Berkeley native, a comic-book fanatic, a Dolly Parton aficionado (hence the name, which is fake), an NPR listener, and a big fan of Vietnamese food. She wears big round glasses rimmed in translucent pink plastic, and, in her ears, jade-green plugs. She's redheaded and rosy-skinned and pretty in the kind of way that would be at home in a J. Crew catalog, but for the pierced septum and stylishly half-shaved head and aforementioned plugs; as is, she's probably more like American Apparel material. And she's been working in the sex industry, broadly defined, for about four years, first doing odd jobs at what she describes as the "entry-level" end of the sex-work spectrum foot fetish stuff, artsy nude photography, one night during which she "cuddled with a guy in his apartment for money" and then in porn and at various peepshows and strip clubs; a bit over a year ago, she started escorting. And when she says she loves her job which she does, often and unbidden she does so with the kind of steady-eyed enthusiasm that's hard to fake.
"It's been great, honestly," she told me a couple weeks ago at an Oakland Chinatown lunch spot, steam rising from the vermicelli bowl in front of her and fogging her lenses.
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These ho’s are making a lot of tax free money! Where’s the IRS to audit them?
What kind of audit did you have in mind? Their books?
She's doing her research to have something to talk about with her Dem clients. They can discuss America's inherently racist society or Nina Totenberg's views on the Supreme Court's sexism while they are going at it.
Jolene Parton is a ho. She’s also a Berkeley native, a comic-book fanatic, a Dolly Parton aficionado (hence the name, which is fake), an NPR listener, and a big fan of Vietnamese food. She wears big round glasses rimmed in translucent pink plastic, and, in her ears, jade-green plugs. She’s redheaded and rosy-skinned and pretty in the kind of way that would be at home in a J. Crew catalog, but for the pierced septum and stylishly half-shaved head and aforementioned plugs; as is, she’s probably more like American Apparel material.
This thread IS PERFECTLY FINE without pics.
Er, she escorts the guys where exactly (besides the nearest bed)?
They aren’t paying any taxes, imagine how much these whores can save if they do save their money. Although if they continue whoring into old age, not a pretty sight.
I remind all of you that the most self-consciously Christian society in the history of the world — the Christianized Roman Empire after Theodosius outlawed paganism — had no laws against prostitution. The penances for fornication applied by the Church back in those days were quite stern, but it was not seen as a matter for the civil arm to enforce sanctions against.
Leftist NLP tactics - throw X technique at Y subject to impose Z emotional re-programming.
And then demand public imitation - or you're voted off the island.
Liberals: You don't know them. You only think you do.
My goodness, I doubt she has a pretty face like Julianne Hough.
Either she’s spent a good part of her earnings on her hair, which seems improbable, or that gorgeous color and curl is natural.
My son noticed a crockpot on the table in the corner. How practical! But where’s the cat?
typical leftists - sex has nothing to do with romance, or trust, or love
Its all WORK.
They spoil everything!
She’s smitten with her job because she’s young and the money is so good that she doesn’t recognize enough yet the degredation of her human dignity by the client and thus herself.
But she will. That’s when the drugs come in. And they have too, because the money’s too good. Thanks John for helping her out, mutually of course.
Just as every thoughtful gun owner knows that gun control laws won’t stop criminals from getting guns, it must be recognized that laws against prostitution will not stop the sex trade.
I have no strong feeling about this issue but it’s hard to defend laws that make it illegal to sell something that is legal to give away.
How did I get in this handbasket, and why is it so hot?