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  •  Are you kidding? (4+ / 0-)

    ...it turns out actually be a pretty decent job.

    What planet are you from?  Unless you're actually a woman who has actually, willingly worked as a prostitute and can actually, truthfully say with a straight face that it didn't impact your own self worth, shut the fuck up.

    Hard core Christian and hard core liberal...not an illogical combination at all.

    by penny8611 on Thu Sep 17, 2009 at 07:49:36 AM PDT

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    •  is it the "fuck" that makes you "hard core Xian"? (3+ / 0-)
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      I've read interviews/diaries with escorts in the UK and other places where the women seemed pretty well-adjusted, though admittedly, they could be lying. The Penn & Teller "Bullshit!" episode on prostitution interviewed quite a few ladies in legal and illegal situations, I'd recommend it just for another perspective. At any rate, their working conditions are obviously better than those of a prostitute working where it's illegal.

      And unless you're actually a woman with actual experience in this, perhaps you shouldn't be telling people to "shut the fuck up" because you disagree with them?

      •  You confuse salty language with spirituality. (0+ / 0-)

        I'm human.  I cuss sometimes.

        No, I've never had sex for money, but I know women who have, including one who made staggering amounts of money. She worked under the best conditions imaginable.  She absolutely loathed herself.  

        My experience is limited, but...based on what I've seen, I think my original premise is pretty unassailable.

        Hard core Christian and hard core liberal...not an illogical combination at all.

        by penny8611 on Fri Sep 18, 2009 at 09:49:18 PM PDT

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    •  You might look into..... (0+ / 0-)

      ....the conditions in Nevada and Amsterdam where it's legal.

      To these women it's just another job.  If you have a problem with it, I'd suggest some soul searching on your part, not theirs.

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