May 20, 2014

Service workers of a Different Stripe: Reading Melissa Gira Grant's "Playing the Whore"

I read through the book in a weekend.  I dog-eared some pages, for reference.  I was done, and I found myself asking just what the argument was in the book. Maybe I have to ask because I don’t read a lot on the subject. Maybe since it was short I was just looking ahead for the end. Maybe, just maybe, the argument wasn’t focused enough.

I think it gives some context: Kristof isn’t superman. Sex workers are workers too.  I can stand up for that. Maybe we shouldn’t want to save them especially, as Grant quotes another writer in the book: “No one ever wanted to save me from the restaurant industry.”