Slut Riot: A sex worker shares her perspective

The Sin City Siren

In today’s installment of Slut Riot we hear from Christina Parreira, a sex worker who also happens to be a graduate student. (You can read her blog, For the Love of Porn, Prostitution, and Pussy, here.) I encourage you to read her words and consider any assumptions that float into your head. Do you pre-judge her before you even start because you hold sex workers to a different standard? Can sex workers be slut-shamed when their vocation requires the real or imagined acts of promiscuity? Keep in mind that the social caste system that marginalizes and even dehumanizes sex workers is just an extension of the pervasive patriarchy all around us.

By Christina Parreira, M.A.

Women who transgress traditional gender roles are often targets of ridicule, shaming, and even violence. What does it mean to violate these mores, and what type of women are most at risk? Women who…

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