After schoolteacher Shannon Williams' arrest for prostitution in 2003, I was invited onto FOX's From the Heartland to debate a most unusual topic. The question posed was a disingenuous "should prostitutes be allowed to be schoolteachers?" Former Congressman John Kasich (now Governor of Ohio) was of course adamantly opposed to the idea. Even to a veteran sex worker rights activist like myself, the juxtaposition of schoolteacher and prostitute felt blatantly contradictory. 3 Things You Need To Know If You Are In A Relationship
But is it possible that logic and reason have taken a vacation on this topic? Is it fair to ask ourselves to suspend convention and entertain the idea that once reflexive shame is removed from the equation there isn't much to dissuade us from accepting that any profession which practices compassion and sensual healing is just what the planet needs more than ever?
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