What all do mothers do to raise their children? To commemorate Women's Day, we profiled some very special mothers. To look after their children, these mothers are taking to professions pursued only by men. Meet a mother who has been working as a sex worker.
I am Sunny, sex worker in Amsterdam: let me explain you my world
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Sunny is a sex worker in Amsterdam. You will sometimes find her at the Prostitution Information Center, sitting on Enge Kerksteeg 3, ready to answer all your questions over a steaming mint tea waiting to be served. The Center is very beautifully decorated, pictures and posters adorne its walls, and towards the back is a spacious wooden table. Pressure is high when you are working in the Red Light District, everything moves quickly, you need to negotiate, and I am terrible at negotiating! I really respect the girls that power through hour shifts. I would say society pushed me in this direction because I needed money, but it was always my choice.
“Yes, I am a sex worker and I have told this only to my daughter so that …”
Women at Risk pp Cite as. From the volume of stories in newspapers, and studies reported in medical and health journals, one could conclude that prostitutes are a major influence in the spread of the epidemic of HIV infection. Even in the absence of evidence, print media leaders such as The New York Times and The Washington Post have printed many stories supporting the thesis that heterosexual prostitution plays a major role in the HIV epidemic in the United States King, A common subject of these articles is that a female prostitute has been charged with attempted murder, or willful endangerment of an undercover officer, because even though she tested positive for HIV at some point in the past, she continued to stand on street corners. In none of the articles was there any evidence that the woman in question had either infected anyone or engaged in any behavior likely to permit someone to be infected.
This paper reports on findings from an ethnographic study of female sex workers who work in the indoor sex markets in a British city. An unexpected finding was the collective narratives that sex workers construct to rationalise their involvement in the sex industry. Fifty-five respondents who took part in in-depth interviews maintained that prostitution is a useful occupation and function in society.