posted on Dec, 21 2006 @ 10:17 AM
There are a stack of what I might consider demeaning jobs that I might not like my own family to do, not just sex-work.
I'd like it if no-one ever had to 'commodify' themselves, in a manner they would prefer not to, just to get by.....and that sure as hell applies to
a damned sight more in the world of work than just 'sex-work'.
I've been around long enough to know that the representation of this line of activity as being a completely drug-saturated coerced nightmare is not
the whole story.
But it is true that it is for some........which is why I think that extending the law, regulation, health services and a degree of control in this
area would be a good thing to do.
If any of mine ever did find themselves doing this I'd far rather they do it in the sight of society and not be kept 'out of sight and out of
There'll probably always be someone caught at the very margins but we can surely narrow that possibility and do better than we are by adopting a much
more open and realistic approach.
Just because we can't achieve a 100% perfect 'solution' that is surely no sane reason not to try and make things 50% better, right?