Ask me anything
You can tell a girl she’s smart her whole life, encourage her in school, buy her a chemistry set, send her to math camp, help her apply for college scholarships in STEM fields, and she’s still eventually going to walk into a classroom, a lab, or a job interview and have some man dismiss her existence, deny her funding, pass her over for a promotion, or take credit for her work. How about you work on getting those assholes out of power and quit telling me not to call girls pretty.
I’m so thoroughly exasperated with these tumblr anti-sexwork people going ‘you privileged cis-white-indoor escorts think you’re so empowered, blehhh blehhhh blurhhh something something.’ I have never, ever heard an escort refer to her work as empowering. Not saying it’s never happened, but I don’t consider my work empowering, and I’ve never heard another escort call her work empowering.
Do these antis realize we consider our work to be just work, with good points and bad points? Are they asking the shop girl at Forever 21 if she feels empowered by her work? Does she not get to complain about a bad day because somewhere in downtown Los Angeles, an immigrant woman is chained to a serger making cheap panties for 90 cents an hour? Like any other industry, we can understand that our work is both positive and negative in turn. We’re not empowered, but many of us are also not damaged by our work. Your Forever 21 shop girl is not denying the misery of the sweatshop worker by taking that job; she’s just getting by and getting on with her life.
This is the stupid thing about the ‘empowerment’ debate. Sex work is not specifically empowering, WORK is empowering, and sex work is work.
A woman (or any person) with their own independent source of income is empowered to support herself in a capitalist society. That’s it, the sex part of sex work doesn’t come into it.
Like everyone intelligent has been saying, you do not need to be emotionally or spiritually ‘empowered’ by your job for it to be a valid job. Everybody hopes and wishes for a fulfilling and rewarding career, but work that falls short of that is still work and anything it does for you other than provide income is irrelevant to it’s worth as work.
things girls dont like about boys
- "ew stop talking about tampons tmi"
- *draws penis on literally everything*
- "whoa chill out it’s just a joke"
- "yeah it’s 8 inches"
- "she looks like such a bitch"
- "lmao im such a lesbian"
- "if you like girls why dont you dress like one"
- "Yeah childbirth hurts but have you ever been kicked in the balls"
"period cramps cant be that bad”
"Jesus. Are you on your period?