Let’s talk about sex work and choices…or choices in general…
Is it s a choice because it is the most profitable option?
Is it a choice because education costs are skyrocketing?
Is it a choice because it’s the most abilable job option?
Or is it a choice because you actually want to do it?
Is it really a choice if it’s based on money?
Is the only way we define empowerment by getting money?
Sex work shouldn’t be stigmatized, but like any other field…is it really a choice? What are our choices really but myths we like to tell ourselves when we’re stuck as cogs in a machine we did not build?
I think this would be because I would answer all of these question as “this is completely irrelevant”.
We don’t argue with fast food workers and cleaners about whether their work is really a choice under capitalism or whether it is really empowering. This is a debate that does precisely nothing for sex workers.
"Sex work shouldn’t be stigmatized but I’m gonna stigmatize the fuck out of it anyway by singling it out and separating it from all those other fields that I didn’t bother to mention." ugh.