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Tequila_Wolf wrote

I felt a bit uncomfortable with how this was framed, re "turning to" sex work.

Most radicals I know in the bay area who aren't on academic scholarships either do sex work or illegal weed farmwork.

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DissidentRage wrote

Maybe for the people in the article it's not something they're comfortable with, so for them it's a matter of last resort. Capitalism makes people do a lot of shit they're not personally comfortable with to survive.

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red_philosophy wrote

It's not seen as preferable. If posed the option as to lines of work I gather most people would avoid it.

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Tequila_Wolf wrote

I know quite a few people who prefer to do sex work than other work.

Usually you can make serious money working only two nights a week, which is really useful for people who want to claim back their time - compare to so many jobs today that suck your time and energy even beyond the 9-5. Revolutions need time and energy.

On top of that it's illegal which feeds a preference for illegalism.

On top of that you are getting paid in cash and not contributing to the machine with taxes.

And last but not least, you guys seem really to underestimate how shit other jobs generally are. I think often there's a leftover invented sense that sex needs to be sacred or special or important. But it doesn't have to always be that.

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ConfettiEggnog wrote

You are missing the Catholicism of the original poster. Sex is bad. Sex work is even worse. So this should make you cringe, not explain that it can have good aspects as well.

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red_philosophy wrote

Your personal experiences shouldn't be used as a basic judgement for argumentation. It's a classical fallacy.

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Tequila_Wolf wrote

A classical fallacy huh thanks for coming down to my level and explaining these things.

Not everybody is trying to argue on the internet. Some people participate in forums in order to contribute their thoughts to a community.

Obviously most people would be uncomfortable with sex work. Most people are uncomfortable with anarchism too. I wasn't speaking to that. I was making a few points about against anti-sex-work garbage from a radical perspective.

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Fr_a_zz wrote

and some people make posts designed to push a particular view ... or just to troll.

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Fr_a_zz wrote

Are you for real? Most radicals I've known don't do either sex work or illegal weed farmwork. Are you just trying to perpetuate stereotypes? It's very possible that really does describe people you know but if it does it show *way more about you than 'radicals'.

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ziq wrote

They're telling us about their experience, no idea why anyone would take issue with that.

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ConfettiEggnog wrote

That is because mommy, daddy, the rich uncle and the state all contribute to their well being. So why bother doing something that might come and bite you in the ass a few decades later when you might want to try your chance for a well paid administrative job for the system?

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Depressionismymeme wrote

Being forced to have sex is rape and from that it follows that being forced by capitalism to do sexwork is rape, yes? I think what the title is trying to get at is that these people are losing their bodily autonomy due to the situation they are in.

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________deleted wrote

That's not very sex worker positive. Everyone has to work in this society, choosing to do sex work is not rape.

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Tequila_Wolf wrote (edited )

Surf on over to the third wave whenever you're ready, there's still a whole lot more ocean once you get there

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zod wrote

Agreed. I don't usually edit other writer's headlines, but I will this time.

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Defasher wrote

This is it. The moment historians will point to as the moment capitalism ate itself.

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___deleted______ wrote

Can you elaborate please?

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Defasher wrote

If even academics can't make ends meet with the incredibly high fees US universities charge, capitalism is officially over. They got too greedy and now it's all gonna come tumbling down on them.