Even though I command a certain degree of social capital with my credentials— I hold a PhD— I nevertheless experience the stigma of my former work more often than most might think. When white middle-class sex workers focus on the empowering aspect of sex work, without acknowledging state-sanctioned violence or societal stigma, this can create a false dichotomy between empowerment and victimization. Before her death, Jasmine was asked if she'd be happy if her daughter grew up and became a sex worker. But being a sex worker mother isn't just a painfree way to balance childcare commitments with regular work—there are significant downsides, especially if you're a member of a marginalized group. The social stigma of sex work is both codified in the laws of many countries, and a cultural practice. I'm not alone—the juxtaposition of sex work and parenting makes a lot of people uneasy. We don't have to ignore the cons of sex work for women like me in order to extol its benefits. Not all sex workers are able to speak so freely with their families about their work.
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