Thursday, July 13, 2006

A Sex Trade Worker By Any Other Name...

When I was in my early twenties hanging out on Cape Breton Island, some of my buddies would go off for months to work on the lake boats or oil rigs. When they returned home they would sometimes speak of having ‘bought a whore’ while they were away. We all knew what they meant.

That was a time when words had meaning and speaking the cold hard truth was deemed to be the mark of an honest man. Of course, we can’t use the word “whore” anymore when referring to prostitutes. It’s much too abrasive to our precious politically correct sensibilities. These days, we have to use the term “sex-trade worker”, as if what these women do is somehow legitimate and worthy of our respect.

Well, I’m sorry, but these women have sex with married men for money. Should the wives, daughters and mothers of these men have any respect at all for these women? Certainly anyone with an ounce of common sense realizes that such behavior is immoral and beneath contempt.

In the end, we can dance around the issue all we want and invent any number of cute, obfuscatory terms to describe prostitutes. But, in their hearts, and in our minds, one word will always resonate above the rest.


Blogger RightGirl said...

Ouch. Lunch is so on you next time.


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