The woman on the street or truck stop, the agency or parlour worker... who sells sex? We take a brief look at sex, sex work and stereotypes.
Stereotyping is by nature superficial. It ignores the fact that sex workers, like any other workers, are multi-faceted - mothers, siblings, involved in other activities of society. This echos what we so often see with racism - assigning values and beliefs to the group, the "other", as a whole, in the process dehumanising the individual and making it easier to shun and to discriminate, purely on the basis of the person's membership to that group.