Giving five dollar blowjobs to complete strangers in deserted back alleys so you can score your next shitload of heroin... CAN BE STRESSFUL!!!
Not to mention tough on the ol' tastebuds...
Falle and Jessica Lourenco, a fellow survivor of post-traumatic stress disorder, are eager to speak out about the trauma they experienced in their former profession.And leave it to the Red Star to equate selling yourself to strangers... to the proud, dedicated and disciplined life of a soldier.
They say they are among countless numbers of women who acquire the disorder while working as prostitutes.
A 2003 study by California researcher Melissa Farley says about 68 per cent of sex workers surveyed in nine countries, including some from British Columbia, reported post-traumatic stress disorder on the same level as those who served in military combat.Oh, by the way, it's not the clientele that make prostitution dangerous... it's the government... and by extension, I suppose... that damned Stephen Harper.
Scott, whose group is launching one of the lawsuits, says, "there's nothing inherently dangerous about prostitution. What makes it dangerous is the way the laws are set up in this country."I thought I'd heard it all.
I was wrong.