“My whole life I have been self-employed in several industries. It complied with my desire to determine my own line of work, my working hours, my own implementation and my own income. Now I’m living a shadow life since I have traded daylife for nightlife. Under the veil of darkness you suddenly may no longer be proud of being self-supporting. A princess in darkness and in daylight, just a whore!”
“If just one person
has done it,
it can be done!”
Right or privilege
Life is beautiful. Or at least it can be. In our quest to advance and develop ourselves, choices have to be made. One of them is how we provide for ourselves. A choice which is supposedly free to make in western civilisation. Freedom may be the highest virtue one can possess. Right to equality is constitutional, but the implementation of it is a privilege. What if your choice forces you to live a double life to comply with the overall accepted? Or when you are stigmatized for the rest of our life. On your journey through life you discover yourself and develop a personality, which is encouraged in the individualistic dutch society. All fine, except… when you dare to choose, even while abiding by the rules, to earn your money with prostitution.
Political struggles for the sake of and to safeguard sex workers have reached ridiculous proportions. A plethora of articles, files, laws and legislations and fast succeeding modifications have created an untouchable cloud of chaos.