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Mon Jan 6, 2014, 11:17 AM

A friend of mine-- former Stripper, sent me this in response to this PSA (I got the PSA here)

She made a lot of money stripping, but it destroyed something essential in her. (yes, I'm well aware that doesn't happen to every one in the sex industry, and there are workers happy and satisfied, according to blogs out there but this kind of thing happens to far to many, and I have all the anecdotal stories of this anyone could every want. Sometimes I'm happy when they just don't die from some horrid situation) She struggles with self esteem, possible a byproduct of aging-- she's in her 40's, not her 20's now, and she clearly can't see that she's still "pretty"

So to see this post, well, if you knew her you'd know how powerful this statement really is






"My daughter and I lay around eating Cheetos and ice cream in the middle of the day. My daughter scores very high in the MAP tests and is in advanced math at her school. My daughter has been raised with a mother, (was pretty once) that walked away from a very gross industry. If the size of your butt or how you look in a bikini equates womanhood? We as woman have missed the boat. A boat that my daughter will never miss".





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Reply A friend of mine-- former Stripper, sent me this in response to this PSA (I got the PSA here) (Original post)
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Laelth Jan 2014 #1
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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Mon Jan 6, 2014, 11:22 AM

1. Sex should not be work.

And when sex becomes "work" the "worker" loses something beautiful and essential. With that I agree.

That said, we all sacrifice something when we go to work, and I have no desire to condemn anyone for the things they feel they have to do to survive.

-Laelth

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Response to Laelth (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 6, 2014, 11:32 AM

2. That was part of my response to her

That there was no shame in economic choices. That I refuse to shame women who take that option. I know her personal struggles, which, as I said made her post all the more profound.

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