Way to go, Today Show!

The Today Show interviewed a “high class call girl” who works at the Bunny Ranch (didn’t catch her name), and she offered a very upbeat, positive insight into how empowering it is to be a sex worker.   Kudos to the reporter who asked her interesting and engaging questions in a non-judgmental manner, too!    Granted, not many of us made a half a mil last year, and by virtue of that alone, she may not be representative of the majority of us, but I think it’s important to reinforce that we can be healthy, happy, powerful women.

10 Responses

  1. $3,000 an hour? I am filing for back pay.
    I did not catch her name either because she was just too damn sweet and too cute to take the eyes off of and of course new to the business and still has that new to the business perkiness.

  2. I had a good friend who charged that much and more at the Bunny Ranch. It seems that someone who looks good and is a hard worker CAN move up the pay scale to make really good money. Power to the brothel girls.

    It’s also a really nice rebuttal to the Farley crap.

    XX

  3. I agree, power to our brothel Sisters!
    All workers in the industry whether getting paid $3,000 at the Bunny Ranch or $40 in the front or back seat of a client car deserve the same rights. As sensational as the “high priced” call girl story and as “desperate” as the street based worker story, most workers in the industry are working not for the trip to Beverly Hills to get a haircut or for a drug “habit” but to raise our children and pay our rent. Our clients more typically not a high placed politician but more likely, the “regular joe.”. Not quite the headline but more typical of my experience anyways. But hey, I am just a small town girl. I do support and love any woman who works, no matter how much she makes or who her clients are.

  4. Yes, just because one charges differently does not mean their value as a human being is different.

    I think because Spitzer’s case was about spending lots of money, the media is focusing on “expensive” right now.

    XX

  5. Its not really all that much money, Kristen had to travel.
    She had go all the way down there and back,
    She had to stay over night.
    What if she has kids and had to pay for sitter?
    Dogs, cats or fish?
    What if she had to miss a family event to make money to cover her bills?
    Its us who are paying for the convenience of working close to home.

  6. “The Today Show interviewed a “high class call girl” who works at the Bunny Ranch”

    Minor semantic quibble – Nevada brothel workers, who cannot legally work outside of the brothel, are, by definition, not “call girls”

  7. Maxine,

    I’ve been thinking the same thing. Given the agency’s cut, plus the expenses and deposit, Kristen really didn’t make all that much from the appointment. I’m sure it was good money, but many indies can make the same with a dinner appointment in their hometown.

    Curious Blue,

    True, they aren’t call girls. I’m just glad they weren’t referred to as “whores.” It’s like being happy the puppy piddled on the newspaper instead of the carpet.

    XX

  8. Hey, wait a minute, I thought we reclaimed the word “whore” with the whole whore-pride culture thing a few years back. Personally, I love the word and refer to myself as prostitute, whore, escort, and call girl simultaneously, depending on the mood (and not usually the situation). I remember at the Sex Worker Arts Festival in Tucson just a few short years ago, we were touting phrases (and bumper stickers) like “Stop the Wars on Whores” and “Whores Unite.”

    Regardless, I recognize that in mainstream culture, the word “whore” is meant to be degrading or shameful when used, and non-industry people always seem a tad shocked when its used self-referentially with pride.

    xo
    A Total Whore!

  9. In this scandal, the media has been using “prostitute” and “whore” in a negative sense. See the post about media contacting Audacia Ray, too.

    Personally, I’m not comfortable with using the word but am perfectly comfortable with other sex worker’s use. I’m rarely okay with how civilians/media use the word. They need to learn some respect first, then they get to have fun. IMO.

    XX

  10. I agree. That was a good interview and she did an excellent job of presenting herself (always a positive when dealing with someone in or having been in the sex industry).

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