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Middle class mothers turning to prostitution - and it's all skipping through the tulips, 'empowering' and 'fulfilling'

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SomersetONeil Sun 23-Sep-12 02:44:24

Almost makes you want to to don a set of impractical lacy undies and go on the game, doesn't it...?

http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/capital-life/7677129/High-fliers-who-turn-to-escorting

Seriously - it's pitched in such a mutually beneficial way for both prostitutes and punters, that it makes you wonder why on earth more women don't just do it.

Am I being too cynical to wonder if it's really the full story for all the women involved? Or is it just as easy as it's being made out to be in the article, and to not realise this is just being uptight and close-minded?

SomersetONeil Sun 23-Sep-12 02:46:41

Better link here.

fridakahlo Sun 23-Sep-12 03:09:55

A couple of indiscrepancies I noticed.
Savannah, was twenty and had a corporate career. That strikes me as media speak for she was working in sales or administration, not that that is a bad thing but hardly the image of a high powered career women with many choices laid out before her, especially when the intervening years as a sahm are taken into account.
Jessica, who is in her thirties and single with twins, wanted to work part time and yes the option of escorting has allowed her to do that but quite frankly what other area of work would offer her the ability to cover childcare for twins, work part-time and pay the bills. So yes it is good that she can do that but it is not much of a 'choice'.

EatsBrainsAndLeaves Sun 23-Sep-12 03:20:41

It is an advert for "work" that is seriously demeaning, humiliating and dangerous. It is the prostitution equivalent of those adverts that promise you you can make hundreds of pounds every week addressing envelopes at home for a few hours a day.

SomersetONeil Sun 23-Sep-12 03:48:19

At the end of the day it's still an utterly contrived situation where one person holds the balance of power. The man paying he woman to do as he wants, the women making out, for the sake of his ego, that he's the best thing since sliced bread. That takes such a huge amount of mental compromise, as to be not do-able for most women.

They try to say that most of the men aren't fat (not that there's anything wrong with that) or ugly (not that there's anything wrong with that), but rather imply that they're all suave Bond-alikes with wives who don't put out/understand them.

Really? I mean, really...?

Einsty Sun 23-Sep-12 05:28:17

hmm to the power of 1,000

Einsty Sun 23-Sep-12 05:29:33

At the article, that is. Reads like an inflight article promoting a luxury resort. Bleugh

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