[–] Turtlefuzz Flairy Godmother 23 points (+23|-0)

The competition is fierce. I'm still not competitive and never beg for attention, but I learned how to sell myself. I can now approach any man or woman, make good conversation and most importantly (in this context), make them spend money for my time. It certainly improved my social skills, and my confidence has risen through the roof.

That's not social skills, honey. That's manipulation. You're a con artist, wwho oonly knows how to tell people what they want to hear so that they give you money. That's not how normal people interact in the real world.

The money I started seeing gave me a sense of value.

Oh honey. Honey, no.

[–] questioningtw 9 points (+9|-0)

Stuff like this is why I used to want to be non binary. I am so tired of this attitude that men should be the ones that have actual self respect and want to work and be providers, where women should be totally ok stripping for dollars or having sex for money! We all know women have no real honor or sense of integrity!

[–] SueGen 2 points (+2|-0)

I'm so grateful I found a place where there are other women who think sex work is ridiculous. I guess I kept my mouth shut for so long because everyone else was just saying it was awesome and empowering and although I thought it was disgusting and demeaning, I just figured I was missing something. Why are we as a society enabling this nonsense?!! It's gross.

[–] IrishTheFrenchie 20 points (+20|-0)

She's a stripper in a high end "gentleman's" club, which means there are bouncers to protect her. She never gets threatened, raped, groped, or attacked while at work.

100% she's from a privileged background.

Yet she thinks she gets to speak for all of the poor, immigrant, sex trafficked, abused, pimped, raped, beaten, and kidnapped women and girls who don't get a choice to "...work once and choose to never come back if you prefer. The amount of money a dancer can make in one night means a girl only needs to work about one or two times a week to see a lucrative outcome."

What an absolute disgrace to women.

[–] questioningtw 7 points (+7|-0) Edited

Respect Sex Workers! Nah, I respect women like my friend that is a nurse. She has a hard job, but she helps people! Why the hell should anyone respect someone that makes a lot of money by telling men it is ok to cheat, that it is ok to treat women like objects.

Note: I am only talking about priviliged sex workers like in Cracked. Not trafficking victims.

[–] MacBetty [OP] 15 points (+15|-0)

I'd just like to add that Cracked recently posted an article about how great OnlyFans is, now here they are yet again talking about the many advantages of sex work. Almost like someone has an agenda or something...

[–] NewMa 15 points (+15|-0)

Male-run website promos articles that benefit male gaze, male supremacy: News at 9.

[–] Julie92845 13 points (+13|-0)

I remember when Cracked wrote funny articles and didn’t worry about pushing an agenda.

[–] questioningtw 5 points (+5|-0)

I know!! How about instead of gloryfing having zero self respect and making money by manipulating men; Cracked has an artcle about how empowerng it is to have a job that contributes to society! I know I find being smart and hard working empowering! Where are the articles encouraging women to do that? Fuck you Cracked, I remember when I used to find you funny.

[–] Fpccgc 4 points (+4|-0)

I much prefer 9-5 than prostitution.

[–] IrishTheFrenchie 5 points (+5|-0) Edited

But then, without sex work, how does your 'confidence or social skills increase' and how do you help 'improve your mental illnesses'?

ETA: s/

[–] WitchPlease 3 points (+3|-0)

I'd probably become a criminal before resorting to prostitution.

[–] platypus 3 points (+3|-0)

Wow, you mean cracked isn't dead? Their podcast died after all the capitulation they did when Trump stole the election.

If cracked is promoting it, hopefully that means it's a tired outdated boomer viewpoint on par with "why do the kids watch the PewDiePie? It couldn't possibly be because they find him funny!"
(FYI: it's because they find him funny.)

(Also no offense intended to boomers in general, some of you are very sharp. Just pointing out that cracked is like a snapshot of a certain, very specific outlook and point in time.)