Her research may suck, her stats so invalid the Canadian courts threw them out as evidence, but being the person I am, I believed she was at least someone who believed she was trying to do the right thing. Misguided and wrong yes, but at least she wanted fewer sex workers raped and murdered. Yeah, I can be a naive fucker at times, because today I read this. The page is real, the whole site reeks of woman-hating and whorephobia, but this piece, deemed “satire”, shows more clearly than anything I have ever read as the ugly truth. Those who support the end of sex work do so because they actually look down on other women, they despise non-mainstream choices and see sex workers as dirty and unworthy. So lets look at this piece of biting satire that makes Caitlan Moran look like Stewart Lee at his best.
"2. I saw Pretty Woman and I liked the clothes."
All sex workers are shallow, and stupid.
"3. I saw a Demi Moore movie and I thought, Wow, what an easy and fun way to make a million dollars."
"4. I like getting fucked by the football team, the fraternity brothers, and law students at graduation parties. I realized that gang rape could be a transcendental experience.”
Just holy fuck! A joke about gang rape, Not just that but a slut shaming joke about gang rape as apparently there is no difference between liking getting fucked and being raped. Of course when you believe sex work is rape you don’t really see consent as important.
"5. I figured that laying on my back and getting fucked by hundreds of men and getting on my knees and sucking thousands of dicks was the most profound empowerment a woman could have."
So much I could say, but I’m struck by just how limited Farley’s idea of sex is, I could almost feel sorry for the evil woman-hating bitch.
"6. My vocational counselor and I discussed a whole lot of possibilities: doctor, lawyer, women’s-studies teacher, legal secretary. I was offered a four-year scholarship at Stanford, but frankly, prostitution seemed the most rewarding job option available."
Which of course is wrong, because, well I wish Farley would explain to me the because here. An intelligent woman looks at all the jobs available and chooses sex work. Only in a world where a woman’s right to choose didn’t matter would that be something to take the piss out of.
"7. I worship the goddess and she told me, “Fuck mankind.” I misunderstood her spiritual message and found myself in lifetime sexual servitude instead."
Ohhh paganism is just so amusing, and of course pagans are figures of fun whose spirituality should be ridiculed.
"8. I came to appreciate the depth of Hugh Hefner’s, Larry Flynt’s, and Bob Guccione’s understanding of my sexuality."
They seem to understand sexuality a lot better than you!
"9. My boyfriend wanted me to do it. He said that being part of a stable of whores who worked for him could help me learn how to get along with other women."
Yeah, lets laugh at victims of domestic violence
"10. My father wanted me to do it."
And those sexually abused by their parents, I mean that is just hilarious, my sides are splitting.
"11. I met a nice man on alt.sex.prostitution."
This of course could be the case. Only in Farleyland is it impossible to meet nice clients.
"12. Camille Paglia told me it was the feminist thing to do."
Again, all sex workers are stupid and influenced by anything they see, unlike the inhabitants of Farleyland.
"13. I felt coerced by my landlord, the day-care center, the utility companies, the grocer, my dealer and my plastic surgeons to pay my bills every month."
Damn capitalism, making people work!
"14. I didn’t want to work at Red Lobster."
"15. I wanted to be treated like a lady."
Not exactly sure why this is even here, its almost as if they are admitting clients can treat sex workers with respect, surely not!
"16. I went to COYOTE’s Halloween extravaganza, the Hookers’ Ball, and found out just how glamorous prostitution could be."
Woo-hoo! Oh, I forgot it’s satire, yeah, glamour is wrong, wanting glamour is wrong, women choosing for themselves is wrong.
"17. It’s complicated, but I thought that working in the sex industry would increase my self-esteem. It’s sort of like saying to the world, “I am the best Grade A ground beef” and being the cow."
WTF! Sex workers are mice or cows…or both.
"18. And then, ya know, even though it all sounded really good, and selling fucks and blow jobs sounded really empowering, I realized that talking about it and writing books defending it would be even more empowering."
Ahh, the real reason for the hatred of people like Dr. Maganant and Maggie Mac. The real reason people block me and accuse me of bullying. How dare we have voices and want them listened to. Melissa Farley and the rescue industry makes a fortune from their lies and moral panics. But the real problem is bloggers and writers who dare to challenge them.
“It takes a village to create a prostitute.”