attemptsupon asked: why the "scare quotes" on sexual labour?
Sarcastic quotes. And regarding the why, it is probably because I can’t reckon performing sex acts for money correlating to the standard concept of labour.
For me like performing sex for money feels unnatural. The feeling is on parallel to the feeling: performing murder for money. Instinctively it feels unnatural and disgusting. To delude oneself that one performs labour during such acts is hilarious to me.
An objective reason can also be provided but that would mean a longer post and I have a long weekend to enjoy. Maybe next week.
Unnatural as opposed to all those natural, instinctive forms of paid labour that just spring organically out of human nature, right? I’m really curious what “standard concept of labour” you could possibly have that makes your job (according to your blog, you’re a software engineer) feel instinctively natural, while sex work is “unnatural and disgusting”. But since I can’t help but notice that you made your post mocking the concept of sexual labour immediately after reblogging a porn .gif, I think I have to assume that you’re not actually arguing in the defence of any coherent conception of what constitutes labour, and that what you’re actually doing is using that as a flimsy justification to continue being a hypocritical piece of shit who sees no problem consuming the labour of sex workers while simultaneously demeaning and degrading them for having produced it.
I honestly think people forget that the church and state are supposed to be separate. Give me one non-religious reason against same sex marriage. One non-religious reason against stem cell research. One non-religious reason against safe abortions. Go ahead.
WHEN PEOPLE SAY YOU HAVE PRIVILEGE THEY ARE NOT SAYING THAT YOU DON’T HAVE ANY PROBLEMS
THEY ARE SAYING YOU DO NOT HAVE THE SPECIFIC PROBLEMS THAT COME FROM OPPRESSION
THIS IS NOT A DIFFICULT CONCEPT