By David Futrelle
So the MGTOWs on Reddit are discussing the #SexWorkIsWork hashtag, and they have some, well, interesting takes on the subject.
One fellow uses the power of math and a lot of dubious assumptions to “prove” that if sex work is work, those doing the work should only be earning sixty cents per fuck.
I was wondering when ‘SexWorkIsWork’ and for this assumption to be true it should look like this:
1. Paying taxes
2. Minimum wage – The only requirement is legal age
3. Continuous work – with one short break in 8 hours
Example based on data from United States in 2019: 7,25 USD/h is minimum wage
The average intercourse time is little over 5min (date from google)
One hour has 60 minutes so: 60/5 = 12 number of intercourse per hour
7,25 USD / 12 = ~ 0.60 cents
So if ‘SexWorkIsRealWork’ – intercourse should cost 60 cents in such a rich country as USA
Yeah, that’s not how any of this works. Sex work involves a lot more than the literal act of intercourse, as I’m sure everyone but MGTOWs and other misogynists are aware. (Indeed, there are many varieties of sex work that involve no intercourse at all.)
Also, equally obviously, no one can fuck for eight hours. I mean, Jesus fucking Christ. I challenge this dude to peg himself with a dildo for even six hours and see how much he likes it.
But I do think this dude has accomplished a couple of things here. First, he inadvertently shows how shitty minimum wage jobs are, and why we need to immediately raise the minimum wage to $15/hour or more.
Second, he reveals how bad sex is for a lot of people. Five minutes? I hope the people bringing the average down are doing things other than intercourse as well.
Another MGTOW offers this bit of dubious wisdom:
Sex work isn’t gonna repair a generator.
Ah yes, because only mechanical work counts as real work, and everyone other than mechanics is doing fake work.
I can’t help but wonder how many MGTOWs could repair a generator, or even identify one in a room full of heavy machinery. Given how well they handle basic cooking, I can’t say I trust that any of them are very handy with their hands.
Then there’s this guy, who thinks that it’s the johns, not the sex workers, who are doing all the work.
If it’s real work, then it’s low value work. Unless she’s riding that cock like she’s riding a pissed off bison, the man, as always is doing the work. Paying a hooker too much so you do the bulk of the effort is like paying a plumber only so he can watch you unclog the toilet.
Yeah, a few desultory thrusts aren’t “work,” dude. And neither is sex work — or sex — very much like unclogging a toilet.
Well, to be fair, sex with a MGTOW would probably be equally disgusting, and there might be a similar sense of relief once it was done.
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