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Very good statement from a sex-worker

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An article in todays Guardian

Most of the rights & wrongs argument has been conducted on the less seen Off-topic and L & L boards, but it seems to me that this piece, even though written by a male sex-worker is a model of clarity which should be taken on board as the fundamental of freedom to make a living by sex work if you wish

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An article in todays Guardian

Most of the rights & wrongs argument has been conducted on the less seen Off-topic and L & L boards, but it seems to me that this piece, even though written by a male sex-worker is a model of clarity which should be taken on board as the fundamental of freedom to make a living by sex work if you wish

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Good article.

Is it my imagination or is the Grauniad becoming more inteligent in its perception of sex work and less driven by extreme Fabian dogma.

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It's an excellent article and very well written, particularly the last paragraph. :D

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I thought I recognized the name Thierry Schaffauser, so I googled and found this article:

Thierry Schaffauser refused to be silenced by the chair, Jon Cruddas, the MP for Dagenham, as a he launched a multi-pronged attack on the minister(Harriet Harman), claiming that the government wrongly believed that all sex workers were trafficked or vulnerable victims, rather than individuals exercising their free choice to earn money by providing a service. The man was finally silenced following pleas from the audience.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2009/jan/24/harriet-harman-bnp-european-election

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thierry is the president of the iusw

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Thumbs up.

Can we suggest to have this "sticky" for a while ?

(no puns intended)

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Finally, people are beginning to put that dreadful excuse for a Minister in her place

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excellent stating what many of us have said over the years

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Woooooooooooooaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!

Has anyone read the comments by the person called Behemot? It's almost as if it were Harriet Harperson herself. What utter, utter ignorance. I love it when people say "it's nothing to do with sexual desire, it's all about dominance" blah blah. I think that tells you more about their own attitude to sex than anyone else's. Personally, I have not once booked an escort thinking "oooh yeah, I can't wait to dominate this poor cow!"

Honestly, how can people make up their minds so much about something they have absolutely no knowledge of?

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Woooooooooooooaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!

Has anyone read the comments by the person called Behemot? It's almost as if it were Harriet Harperson herself. What utter, utter ignorance. I love it when people say "it's nothing to do with sexual desire, it's all about dominance" blah blah. I think that tells you more about their own attitude to sex than anyone else's. Personally, I have not once booked an escort thinking "oooh yeah, I can't wait to dominate this poor cow!"

Honestly, how can people make up their minds so much about something they have absolutely no knowledge of?

They base their answers on rape, because obviously we WGs are all abused/exploited etc and so any consent we give obviously has to be disregarded and we must be rescued from our male oppressors and spared our daily penetration etc etc etc zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...

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They base their answers on rape, because obviously we WGs are all abused/exploited etc and so any consent we give obviously has to be disregarded and we must be rescued from our male oppressors and spared our daily penetration etc etc etc zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...

:D

What story would there be if the girl was & happy having fun ?

There is no paper sales in good news

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What an excellent, concisely written article. It's so refreshing to see that a publication is actually showing that there are sex workers out there who are confident, educated, articulate and comfortable in their occupational choice. I appreciate that there are cases of exploitation but in my time as an escort I have come across many more individuals who were perfectly capable of making an informed decision to change their career should they feel the need.

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An excellent article, written very astutely too. JB's latest is surely ineffectual, prohibition is proven to be so too, and we all know it.

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In truth exploitation exists in all walks of life and to a large extent it is the right of the individual to protect themselves, not disuputing that there are those who are more susseptable than others and measures should be made to protect the vulnerable.

In many ways to interfeere in the ability of sex workers to control their incomes and therfore thier working hours is no less exploitive than an organisation forcing a worker to work in a situation he or she is not comfortable with.

Less discrimination makes it easier for escorts to work the hours, clients and rates they choose without being forecd to take up any offer that comes there way in order to scrap a living.

As is true in all proffessions is it not the case that there are people out there who genuinely enjoy thier work and the freedoms it provides. I am quite shure there are a few escorts who from time to time have clients they enjoy the company of and who given the oppertunity might fill there appiontment book with such clients.

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