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Tue Sep 30, 2014, 09:12 AM

10. It is interesting

But here's my problem with the comparisons. I know I'm opening myself up to prude, prude, prude, but I hope at least some will hear me out. The author of the comic is leaving out an awful lot in the attempt to compare. For one thing, the other industries she mentions are generally equally comprised of both men and women and have far less stigma attached to them. The power has not flipped. The exchange of money does not change the fact that the power dynamic is exactly the same. It's just a commodity now. One could argue that getting rid of the stigma would change that. I agree, but I dont' think that can happen as long as the industry operates as it does now. That stigma exists because of the deeply ingrained sexism and misogyny in our culture. Sex work basically gives itself its own stigma. We get rid of sexism and misogyny, we could have the sex work as neutral industry just like any other. It probably would exist and would look nothing like the exploitive industry as it exists today.

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