Week 33, 2023

An op-ed in the New York Times argues that “sex work is an inappropriate phrase because it is neither sex nor work.” In the piece titled “What It Means to Call Prostitution Sex Work“, Paul argues against the use of the phrase, citing a source who argues that “it is neither sex nor work.”

It was an interesting read because I disagree with the whole of it. And it seems Huffington Post’s Kaytlin Bailey does too.

But that’s not interesting. Because it’s just yet another debate.

What felt interesting though – was that after a long time – I was reading two different perspectives on the same problem – and both writers were making sense. Somewhat. And it was getting very difficult for me to call one of them wrong.

What a time to live in!