Whores have often been described by pro-sex industry feminists as sacred. (See: Cunt, Sacred Whore, etc.) If the job returns to its (highly debatable) roots, where whores were essentially priestesses, their status will increase, as they will be considered sacred and holy. Which sounds wonderful, but ignores an essential and classic element of women’s oppression.
Women are Other; men are normal. Women’s sexuality is heavenly and sacred; men’s is earthly and carnal. By elevating the female sexuality and biology as something sacred, they are promoting a totally unoriginal paradigm-one that has existed for all time (it’s called benevolent sexism). We have a “natural” nurturing/mothering instinct, and we’re “naturally” more emotional and empathetic. Essentially, what this does, is make us “more” than human, putting us on a pedestal-and thus sets us up to be knocked down for the slightest failure in Womanhood. (see Carol Queen’s discussion of “sex-negative” whores.)
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