July 13, 2019: Threats 29

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July 13, 2019: Threats 29

Post by Z6IIAB » Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:25 am

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whaaaaa, she's real??? I thought she was like, dissociating lol

that's great tho!

and sad actually wtf
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Re: July 13, 2019: Threats 29

Post by Foxgloves » Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:43 am

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Re: July 13, 2019: Threats 29

Post by ZarquonsNiece » Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:36 am

Does Former-Sex-Worker have a name? Either official or fan given? I hate the she's been in the strip for a couple of years now and I'm still thinking of her as FSW. Plus if this new girl becomes a regular I'd like to have a better way to distinguish them the FSW(original :? :? ) and FSW(pink).

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Re: July 13, 2019: Threats 29

Post by pingupingu » Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:01 pm

She's not yet a former. This is her disassociated self - her physical self is upstairs with a John. She can only be seen by those with the understanding/experience/heart to see her true self.

I think Tats use of the eyebrow jewelry provided the link that this is the same girl and that she was looking at herself going upstairs, pretending and acting coy.

This whole arc is just so sad, heartbreaking.

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Re: July 13, 2019: Threats 29

Post by Foxgloves » Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:25 am

The woman with the longer hair was exploited in pornography. I wouldn't call her a "sex worker", because she was pushed in by an abusive boyfriend pimp and by poverty. We don't know the new woman's exact circumstances, so I would wait to label her. I don't wanna prescribe your language, but I wouldn't use "sex worker" unless a woman wants me to call her that, because women who experience prostitution as violence don't appreciate this word.

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Re: July 13, 2019: Threats 29

Post by Z6IIAB » Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:39 pm

Foxgloves wrote: ↑
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:25 am
The woman with the longer hair was exploited in pornography. I wouldn't call her a "sex worker", because she was pushed in by an abusive boyfriend pimp and by poverty. We don't know the new woman's exact circumstances, so I would wait to label her. I don't wanna prescribe your language, but I wouldn't use "sex worker" unless a woman wants me to call her that, because women who experience prostitution as violence don't appreciate this word.
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Re: July 13, 2019: Threats 29

Post by Tatsuya Ishida » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:01 am

"Sex worker" is also a deliberately vague term. It can refer to prostituted women, porn performers, dominatrixes, strippers, burlesque dancers, cam girls, phone sex operators, nude models, even pimps and brothel owners. So when someone claims to be a "sex worker," you really don't know what they do. When you see a survey of "sex workers," a good percentage of them probably never engage in paid sex, or any kind of sexual activity or performance whatsoever. That sanitizes the data, because you're much more likely to get "positive" feedback about the sex industry from people who don't actually have sex with strange creepy men.

So the term "sex worker" is misleading. It's designed to 1.) make prostitution sound like normal work and 2.) include all sorts of occupations on the periphery of prostitution to distort people's perception of how dangerous it is. A survey of only prostituted women will look and sound very different from a survey of "sex workers."

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Re: July 13, 2019: Threats 29

Post by betterway » Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:24 pm

That the term gets by any play from leftists is mind-blowing! Imagine if a leftist politican started sharing a survey of "Amazon workers" including executives, managers and Wall Street. Or started tut-tutting Amazon critics to "listen to Amazon workers" with testimonials from those Bezos reps who tweet all day about how great Amazon treats them. Respect their agency!!!

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