Apparently, it is now okay for “sex work” to be a viable source of income for college students after a University of Ottawa adjunct professor went to Twitter to voice her opinion.
Naomi Sayers, adjunct professor, and attorney made the comments over Twitter that “sex work on the side” is the “best thing” young people can do early in their careers.
“Unpopular opinion: the best thing young people can do early in their careers is do #SexWork on the side because your early career prospects will be unstable, unpredictable, low pay, likely contract work and very much exploitative,” Sayers wrote.
Sayers continued her Twitter comments by comparing sex work to capitalism.
“That’s how capitalism works… People out here saying young people can be exploited in sex work. Literally, that’s capitalism. Lol. And quite literally, that’s any kind of work,” she wrote.
Sayers added that capitalism and prisons should both be abolished, advocating instead for free education and other progressive wish list items.
“Also, if you really want young people to not be exploited, provide them with livable wages, access to safe housing, clean water, and free education. Literally. Abolish capitalism… Actually, abolish prison but whatever,” she stated.
Alex Krause, Sayers’ publicist, when asked what Sayers really meant by her tweets, told Campus Reform that Sayers was making a nuanced argument comparing sex work and capitalism.
“Naomi is IN NO WAY promoting or suggesting that anyone should pursue sex work, her point was to facetiously criticize capitalist society, to quote her initial tweet ‘…early career prospects will be unstable, unpredictable, low pay, likely contract work and very much exploitative,’” Krause told the outlet.
It sure doesn’t appear that Naomi wasn’t promoting young college students to pursue sex work.