What comes to your mind when you read the words " sex workers" ? Is it a Human, with whom you wouldn't want to mix up, personally ? Or someone you define as a "Bad Person" to your children ?
How many of my dear friends here, have actually visited the red light zones, in states where prostitution is still condemned ? Have you ? In case you have, you might very well know........what is a sex worker's status in the society. I belong to a society, where prostitution is thought of as the biggest crime and normally Females are held completely responsible for this "Offense" .
Prostitution is as old as civilisation itself. In the ancient past, women were oppressed in general, throughout all corners of the world. But times have changed. Now, a considerable fraction of earning population ( maybe half, or near to it ) constitutes of females. Now, women work in almost all professions...Prostitution is one of them.
Allow me to elaborate my point........Are you the bread-winner of your family ? What do you do ? Work in a office...you sell products ( clothes, eatables, hardwares, etc., almost anything )........WELL ! prostitution is also a job..not a kind of Job..A job..proper job..where the workers sell their sexuality to keep themselves and their families Running. They are not mistresses...............they are sex workers.
Have I made myself clear ? Well I suppose...a lot of my friends here will already be of the same opinion, but what disturbs me is that only a few societies give a life to these sex workers..otherwise 80 %, maybe 90 - 95 %, of total sex workers in the world live a life WORST THAN CIRCUS ANIMALS.......
Nobody, I believe willingly becomes a sex worker. It's not like, that a girl completes her college and declares to her parents YEEAA...I WANT TO MAKE A CAREER IN PROSTITUTION !...NO..Almost every sex worker has adopted the profession due to hardships of any kind....most of them financial problems. Yet there is a considerable Fraction, who are thrown by force, by trafficking, and by blackmailing. Then why does Society at large doesn't acknowledge this ? WHY ?Why, in most societies, Prostitutes are treated as criminals, harassed and shamed..sometimes, by even the respective Governments ?
Have any of you witnessed the harassment of a sex worker's children or family members ? I have...and it shook me to my bones. All this political talking of understanding prostitutional problems, don't have an idea how will the social mentality of antagonizing Sex workers stop. No, the society at large doesn't have an idea. But it wants to eradicate prostitution nevertheless.
What I am insisting is that why a sex worker has no life ?, a life other than her / his profession ? WHY SEX WORKERS ARE GENERALLY HIDDEN .. FOUND ONLY IN SPECIFIED ZONES ? WHY YOU WON'T FIND A GROUP OF SEX WORKERS FORMING A MUSIC BAND ? WHY THEY DON'T ACT IN MOVIES ? WHY A MAJORITY OF THEM DON'T HAVE EDUCATION ? WHY, WHEN EVERYONE INDULGES IN BUYING THEIR SERVICES, THEN THESE SEX WORKERS CAN'T OPENLY CLAIM,..I AM A SEX WORKER..... ?
WHY GENERALLY YOU WON'T FIND SEX WORKERS OPENLY CLAIMING THEIR PROFESSION ON FACEBOOK ? WHY ISN'T THE AWARENESS AGAINST AIDS BEING LED BY SEX WORKERS ?
WHY, AMONG OTHER, MUCH MORE THINGS, SEX WORKERS TREATED AS A LIABILITY ? WHEN INSTEAD THEY ARE JUST HUMAN RESOURCE ? WHY THEY AND THEIR FAMILIES ARE HARASSED ..AND THEY ARE TREATED AS ANIMALS, SLAVES ? WHY ?
WHY, CAN'T WE TEACH OUR SOCIETY TO RESPECT SEX WORKERS AND EITHER LEGALIZE THEM OR HELP THEM WITH ADJUSTING IN SOCIETY.
Many sex workers who shunned their profession for the mainstream lifestyle, relapsed back to prostitution due to the society's apathy.
ALL i'm requesting and trying to prove is that hey..! even sex workers are humans and not mannequins..so yes,..treat them like humans.