once you start filling in your eyebrows you never go back
dude I can’t stress this enough.
Sex work is a hot issue right now. Every little asshole dabbling in social work or sociology or anthropology or hell even English, “wants to do research” on sex workers.
But there are actual sex workers with legit real life experience not being allowed to do this same research or being shut down or kicked out of programs or bullied out of school for their jobs.
If you really WANT to support sex workers fall the fuck back and support us doing our own research, ask us what we need, ask how you can support us, and stop barreling in like captain save a ho like your questions are gonna be the shit to change the world. Find a different topic for fucks sake. Free up space for us.
I know multiple, yes MULTIPLE women who were pushed out of their academic field in college when it was revealed (by themselves or someone else) that they were doing sex work to support themselves and pay tuition. Most of these women were social work or psychology majors who, at least once, were bullied, sex-shamed, or excluded from their studies by their professors, advisers, and the faculty at their schools. Several were given the ultimatum of “quit sex work or quit this university, we won’t allow you to do both.”, which is, of course, ridiculous, since sex work was HOW they were paying to be students in the first place, and there is nothing about doing or having done sex work that makes you a bad student, social worker, therapist or counselor. This post needs visibility. Academic sex workers need visibility. We need support and validation, not pity or threats or discrimination or “saving”.
Monica Sjoo, The Great Cosmic Mother: Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth (via thewaking)
Literally the most important thing you will read today.
- WiFi: connected
- Me: then fucking act like it