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Former escort, call girl, madam, and prostitute turned blogger and whores’ rights activist Maggie McNeill (otherwise known as The Honest Courtesan), and I disagree on many subjects. But we are united in the belief that there is no shame in freely choosing to express one’s sexuality in the manner one wishes, and that includes getting paid for it, if that is one’s choice. Every Friday the thirteenth, Maggie asks those who believe in “working girls'” rights to make their voices heard. Today is Friday the thirteenth and I’m making my voice heard.
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. – Martin Luther King, Jr.
Today is the first Friday the 13th in fourteen months, and since I’ve picked up quite a few readers since July of 2012 a number of you are probably wondering what that has to do with anything. Well, it’s just this: from soon after the beginning of this blog, I’ve asked those of you who aren’t sex workers yourselves to speak up for our rights on this day. The gay rights movement didn’t really take off until the friends and families of gay people got involved, and it’s the same for us; since only about 1% of Western women ever formally work as whores, we’re going to need a lot of help to make our voices heard. We need all the sex workers (such…
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