So, um, yeah.
I was skimming my flist for something to read when I came across this author's note: "This story is FICTION I do not wish to glorify or support the lifestyle depicted in it. It was written for pleasure and posted for entertainment purposes only."
Naturally, I just had to know what 'lifestyle' shouldn't be glorified or supported and that's when I got into trouble. I'll let the comment I sent explain.( Cut for length. )
Never in a million years did I ever think that I would be this mean to any author in a comment, but I've found that lately I just can't let any hint of dehumanization of sex workers slide. What I do isn't a 'lifestyle', it's a fucking job. A job that basically gets no respect whatsoever and is doomed to be on the fringes of society.
Maybe this labels me 'oversensitive'. After all, it's only an author's note, right? An author's note that I found dehumanizing and wrong. And again, it was probably as I said in the comment - some moralist asshole gave this author shit about writing about prostitution and so they felt the need to put up a note about it. Too bad that they posted it publicly where someone on the other side of the fence could be offended by it.
And there's a (very) slim possibility that I'm misconstruing this completely and the lifestyle they were talking about glorifying was that of shopping for overpriced items on Rodeo Drive (that was the chapter where the note first appeared). If that's the case, I'll apologize. But I somehow, I doubt it, :(.
Just a reminder, my facebook group is Abolish Slavery - Legalize Prostitution
and if you can see this you're welcome to join and invite your friends, :). Remember - sex workers are people too! :)
I was going to lock this because I know that the author can be identified fairly easily if someone cares to look. However, I'm really tired of having to hide what I do and/or spare the feelings of those who look down on me and mine for doing it.
Sex workers have been around since humans first had the mental capacity to trade sex for another commodity. Treating as something dirty, immoral or wrong IS wrong and I'm tired of being made to feel ashamed for standing up for those who are in my industry because it IS so on the fringes. We're human beings who should have the right to do as we please with our bodies. Period.