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Sat Jan 13, 2018, 09:10 PM

Vocabulary Quiz

The neutral-connotation term "sex worker" replaces which negative-connotation term:

a) Prostitute
b) Porn Star
c) Whore
d) All of the above

If you chose "D", give yourself a nice reward!

I'd sorta like to see us use neutral-connotation terms (both gender- and judgment-) instead of terms that carry a big, heavy weight of negative gender-associated stereotype, stigma, and judgment.

Just sayin'...

diffidently,
Bright

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 09:25 PM

1. Use it with care, though, because...

...there are also legions of girls and women who are put in such straits not by choice, but through force or coercion. To call someone victimized in such a manner a "sex worker" is to whitewash her plight as legitimate employment.
It goes without saying, of course, that none of the other unkind terms in the vocabulary list should be applied to such girls or women.

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Response to Mister Ed (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 09:32 PM

2. Very true.

In social work, the coming parlance is "WSE" or "woman/women sexually exploited".

I know a couple of women who work in the anti-trafficking field and they tell stories that break my heart. I don't know how they do it, day after day, without becoming homicidal.

sadly,
Bright

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 11:31 PM

3. There's nothing wrong the term "porn star"

And is this coming from a fan.

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