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Maybe It’s You That Doesn’t Understand

A common feminist meme on the subject of women who sell sex is that “they don’t understand how harmful it is”. Now, it is perfectly possible for people who do X not to understand how harmful it is, and for outsiders to understand this better than anybody. This may apply to smoking and other drug […]

Posted on January 14, 2012 at 12:11 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Sex And The Scientific Method

When working girls tell tall stories to customers, it is called hustling; when they tell tall stories to feminist academics, it is called sociology. The academics are sure that whatever the porn actress or working girl says that plays to male fantasy is a damned lie, because “these girls will tell the customer anything” to […]

Posted on January 15, 2012 at 12:33 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink · Leave a comment
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The Soup-Kitchen Effect

Public-payroll feminists who work “with” prostitutes from the outside – that is, without themselves being members of prostitutes’ trade unions – already know what master narratives they wish to hear. The standing temptation is therefore to listen to and reward the women who come to them as the bards of these narratives, and to ignore […]

Posted on January 16, 2012 at 10:51 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Hell, Heaven Or Nine-To-Five?

There is no scorn like the scorn of a woman for the man who believes stories about “happy hookers”. And indeed, anyone who believes that most sex workers positively enjoy their jobs is out of his mind. One of the great dirty tricks of rhetoric, however, is to convert the opponent’s statement about “some” into […]

Posted on January 17, 2012 at 11:15 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Curiosity, Philanthropy And Networking

Not all the escorts and brothel girls who claim to enjoy their jobs attribute this to the actual sex. Many speak instead about meeting new people. One interpretation is that they want to talk up their job, but do not think they will believed if they say that they enjoy prodigious quantities of sex; another […]

Posted on January 18, 2012 at 13:15 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink · Leave a comment
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So How About Respect?

If we regard the various human relationships as rungs on a ladder, we might begin with respect. Can a prostitute and her client respect one another? There is no a priori reason why they should not. The next rung on the ladder might be affection. Can a punter and a prostitute feel affection for one […]

Posted on January 19, 2012 at 18:03 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink · Leave a comment
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The Myth Of The Passive Listener

One of the great clichés about prostitution is that many clients go to the girl to talk, and that she does essentially the same job as the psychotherapist, listening to them without judgment. Maybe she gives them good advice too, from her wealth of human experience. After all, a favourite recruiting ground is the nursing […]

Posted on January 20, 2012 at 11:17 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Mints And Girls On The Pillow

We read that in olden days Polynesian girls were “given” by their king to guests, and many other cultures had the same custom. What did the girls think of this? One possibility is that they felt the same way as would any educated modern woman who was ordered to a stranger’s bed. To this might […]

Posted on January 21, 2012 at 12:04 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Going And Coming

It may be doubted whether any escort or brothel worker has ever claimed that she enjoyed the sex all the time. And no one would believe her if she did. Some confide to trusted customers how much they actually dislike the job; but here they have a problem, in that they must make the particular […]

Posted on January 22, 2012 at 12:14 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink · Leave a comment
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