Anonymous asked: Hi I just wanted to say that a couple of days ago, before I saw you, I thought SW were ignorant people who had run out of intelligent options to get by. I only saw the ignorant girls that you mention that end up getting caught and ruining their lives. Now that I've seen how you are, your opinions, and the great time you've invested to make your work serious, you've crushed my old beliefs. Thank you Ten for crushing my ignorant beliefs. *cough* also i discovered i might like some BDSM *cough*
I know this is meant to be a complimentary, but regardless the girls who fuck up are still people. I don’t *want* them to get caught, I don’t *want* their entire lives ruined. I don’t think any job should come with these kinds of risks, but it does and I just want women to be aware of it.
A lot of people after seeing me, they see ‘wow she likes anime!’ ‘Wow she can draw!’ ect ect and it ‘humanises’ sex workers. This is bullshit. Even if I was the stereotype, an addict giving blow jobs for my next hit, stealing to eat, I’m still a human being. I still deserve dignity and empathy. You can’t assume everyone has the same chances and opportunities as you. Don’t insult my co-workers. I don’t care if my co-worker is a stripper making 500k a year, an escort who sleeps in prada, a cam girl who lives with her parents, or a full service escort who isn’t ready to deal with her addiction. It doesn’t matter. You don’t know them, don’t insult them.
Not sure if I sympathize with addicts though. It depends.
Ever had an addiction?
What brought you there? What’s been lost to maintain it? (When you sacrifice for a thing, it creates value for the thing in your mind.) And the wounds that’d have to be opened to lose the addiction?
Like, you almost can’t rationalize the uphill battle to end the addiction for an extended period of time while the need for the thing impairs your thinking? “Like, it’s not THAT bad right? Sure I have a problem but it could be worse right?”
Like, if you become convinced of that then how why would you ever go through the lifelong process and struggle to treat the addiction?
Because of that, though, they can be very exploitable, and going to cops might get you slammed for drug abuse.
If addiction was optional and a decision, then most addicts wouldn’t be addicts. It’s disgusting not to sympathize at all. It’s so easy to say ‘they did it to themselves’ but really, first of all, a lot of people have addictions and don’t recognize them.
Addictions to caffeine.
Addictions to sugar.
Addictions to angry behavior.
And since especially the first two are supported and marketed (dare I say exploited?) no one feels like an addict even though they are, and since it’s all legal they don’t have to lose or risk anything to get their fix.
But life is not a bow of damn cherries and it causes almost everyone to seek positive stimulus in something, couple that with the fact that addictive behavior can be genetically passed down through families and that’s a heady recipe for dontfuckingvictimblameaddictsandshunthemkthanks.
Hah, don’t bother with lejacquelope. He’ll never learn.