Men imagine it is easy for a woman to be a prostitute.

I have already posted a link on this peculiar mental gymnastic by which men think any woman could become a prostitute, and even that they should become prostitutes, in this entry. This entry by Violet Socks goes into another example.

Reading that, you would be forgiven for thinking that Guinn must have some other evidence for Bonnie’s turning to prostitution. But he doesn’t. There’s nothing. Nothing in her life, nothing in her family, nothing. His chain of logic is just: poor girls sometimes became prostitutes, Bonnie was a poor girl, thus Bonnie became a prostitute. After all, nice clothes. (This will be news to my entire family of poor but well-dressed women who always looked great on a shoestring. Seriously: the women in my grandmother’s family were always sharp dressers, even as dirt-poor farmers and mill workers in the South in the Twenties and Thirties.)

It’s the “why not?” in Guinn’s reasoning that kills me. Why not, indeed? Gee, Jeff, how about: dangerous, scary, unnatural, repellent, painful, traumatic. Also: Bonnie already has a good job waitressing! She’s making good tips, she’s popular with the customers, things are going well. Most women with a safe job making adequate money are not going to be drawn into prostitution. Of course to understand that you’d have to know that women are human, which appears to be a problem for Jeff.

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