My recent Sweatshops! post was a respone to Anna’s piece on sweatshops. Anna was kind enough to drop in and join our conversation. As a reward, I have decided to pick a nit with a bit of a throwaway line in one of her comments:
Turning to crime or prostitution for lack of a legitimate way to earn a living is not better than working in a sweatshop.
I’m just going to go on record and say that prostitution is a legitimate way to earn a living (assuming we’re not talking about child prostitution). I may not approve of it, but that does not delegitimatize it.
*I promise I’ll stop with ‘Single-word!’ blog post titles now.