MSM = MainStream Media
Thanks to Alexa’s Tweets, here are two recent articles on sex work in the UK. Well, one is technically Ireland but still — they’re all across the pond.
The first looks at a website which posts bad client info for the girls. One would think this is a great idea but no, the article manages to twist it around so that the advertising website is exploiting the women who pay to advertise on it. And oh yeah, all prostitution is bad and degrading and inherently violent too.
I advertised on one of the sister sites: Escort-Scotland.com. I found the site owner to be a very kind lady who offered a great advertising service (and then some!) for a very reasonable rate. She has a whole network of sites around the globe that I plan to utilize as I travel. I totally recommend this network of sites. Though I have no doubt this article is great publicity, it’s still so ridiculous to assume anyone offering a service to sex workers (like online advertising space or a bad client list) is automatically exploiting the consenting. Especially when the site in question discuss the local laws and the issue of sex trafficking.
Talk about the reporter not doing their homework.
The second article was more interesting. Though I’m not going to pretend this is the ideal environment in which to raise children, she didn’t stop to wonder how much the law affected the way the women’s lives were shaped (like the police raids she describes). And her lack of self-honesty is certainly her problem, not one that prostitution forced upon her. It was an interesting article but I wish she had bothered to take a much broader look around her at some point. She might’ve ended up more enlightened than troubled.
After all, she had an incredibly unique start in life. It could’ve led to something other than inwardly-directed turmoil.