Empowerment – it’s the new attitude for women who reject being called skanks for doing what men do. Giving oral sex without receiving it? Empowering. Becoming popular because you give so many blow jobs? Empowering – as is dancing round the stripper pole at a frat party, naturally, and participating in wet t-shirt contests. And, of course, being a prostitute – excuse me, sex worker. And most empowering of all? Being a call girl.
Call girls, you see, get to choose their clients. They do what they do of their own free will. They have no abusive pimps; they don’t “work” on dirty mattresses. They make an unoppressed choice that satisfies them and pays them a lot of money.
So goes the reasoning – but here is the problem: choice only counts if you get to choose from among real options.
Here’s the flat truth: Women, including call girls, can make good money, but the one thing that they can’t buy with that money is sex with a prostitute of the opposite sex. Men can.
If a man’s attractive, he may be able to convince a woman to sleep with him for free. Old, fat, ugly, and/or balding men can try that, or just shell out. Old, fat, and/or ugly women who get horny have masturbation and, maybe, the hope that more men feel as did Benjamin Franklin.
Every woman’s option – even the call girl’s – is to wait for men to come to her and then choose the best of the lot. Every man’s option is to seek exactly what he wants and get it.