While Ren's blog attracts a lion's share of wankers, I wanted to address this one in full because it is SO TYPICAL of certain people. This response is from this particular anonymous troll but really, it should be taken as a general cussin' out of other trolls who have posted the same garbage on any sex worker blog. I'm going to be taking this apart piece by piece. And yes, I know Ren does not need people to defend her because Goddess knows she does a hell of a job herself. BUT, Ren is my friend and the fierce lioness that I am, when someone attacks one of my friends, they attack me too.
"You’re a real piece of work, Renegade. I look at the blog header and I see an attractive, healthy, well-maintained white woman who apparently makes good money stripping and doing pornography. You do it by choice, fine. You do rough content by choice because that is what you like. Fine."It obviously isn't considering your attitude seen in the first sentence you posted. But, please, continue digging your hole.
"I don’t know if you escort or pro-dom or whatever else, but what ever you do, you command a pretty hefty rate I’d imagine. Couple of hundred per hour for a strip show? More for porn? Getting choked and slapped and pounded up the ass pays well for you, and by your own words, you enjoy it.Is that a crime? Almost everything in the world is something someone else can't afford. The inklings of entitlement are rearing their ugly head here. It's more like, "I can't afford you", if you're male or "I can't look or be like you", if you're female. Whichever it is, that flavor of Haterade must be tasty. However, I'm guess you fit into the demographic of a heterosexual male, white, 25-45, middle-class and a chip on his shoulder the size of Texas.
But I bet not everyone can afford you, Renegade."
"So johns then go out and find women who are poorer than you, more desperate than you, more helpless than you and do it to them."
Wow! You jumped right into that class war, didn't you? Poorer than Ren? Ren isn't poor. I'm sure what you meant to say is, charge a lower rate. But here is where your classism shows, why is charging a lower rate equal to being more desperate and helpless? Also, why do you assume that a 'john' would automatically want a "desperate" and "helpless" woman because they can't afford whatever you think Ren charges for whatever services you think she renders? Ah, yes, here is entitlement in all its shitty glory. This sentence smacks of the john/client/customer who feels that whatever sex worker he wants he should have access to, because that's the line he's been fed by, I dunno, media, hobbyist boards whatever. This is the client who doesn't like the very rude awakening that he DOES NOT DICTATE PRICE!
'Why can't I have the pretty, hot escort there?' they whine. 'Why does she have to charge per hour what I make in a week?' they whinge. 'Damn her! Fucking slut!' they bitch. 'Who the hell does she think she is' they complain. She is what you want and cannot have outside of her explicit permission. That is who she is. You ass. If you happen to be a woman, then I'm guess you are one of those rad fems that is often bitched about within our circles who has a not-so-thinly veiled misogyny. Either way, your attitude sucks.
And, "do it to them"? Have sex? What is this mysterious 'it' you're referring to? Considering your nasty attitude and the one you're projecting on all johns (when really, you're just talking about your personal experiences and frustrations and trying to make a generalization out of it), I'm guess that 'it' is nothing nice. With that in mind, you apparently think some women, sex worker or not, are beneath your consideration and basic human respect; you unabashedly displayed this in your post.
Though you're trying to make it sound as though you are attacking the 'privileged' classes, what you have actually done is show your contempt for the very class of people you are supposedly defending. I have known a few men who like women who 'charge less' than Ren for a variety of reasons but those men also have class, tact and basic respect for humanity. Just the assumption that women who don't charge hundreds or thousands per hour for their services are somehow desperate and poor is incredibly offensive. You've got a lot of nerve.
And yes, there are certainly women in the trade who fit that description. Arresting, imprisoning and harassing does nothing to help them leave the realm of poverty and desperation. When they can't find a mainstream job in order to leave the life that does not fit them, how is an arrest record for prostitution going to help that? Please, explain. Or are you naive enough to think that the claim on job applications that arrest records won't be held against the applicant is actually true?
"They don’t care if they’re into it or not, and those women don’t make a couple hundred or more per hour."
No, YOU don't care if they're into or not. You are, again, making generalizations. This is you. YOU do not have any respect for those women.
"Your job and freely made turns you on content is someone else’s hell, and decrim won’t change that."
And there are many things you do in a day, perfectly legal and freely chosen, that another person would not want to do, ever. Do you work in an office cubicle? Guess what? That is MY personal hell. Furthermore, you need to acquaint yourself with the definition of criminalization as well as its antonym, decriminalization. Decriminalization would most certainly change that, but I have the very strong suspicion that you probably don't want it to change. I've already pegged you, judging by your attitude in the response, that you are not the type of john any prostitute or escort wants to meet. You're angry and frustrated and all this stems from the lie you have been and continue to be fed, that somehow you are entitled to sex with the woman of your choice with no input from her. Get. Over. It.
Now that I've ripped you a new asshole, you now have two places to stick your attitude where the sun don't shine.