Women who work in the adult industry often face discrimination and disrespect. When the term adult industry is used, it refers to multiple professions. From Christchurch escorts to adult movie creators and actors. Usually people who work in this industry, especially females tend to be extremely secretive about their job. Our society has progressed in many ways, however it is still yet to go a long way. While on one hand we aggressively advocate equality for women and introduce various development schemes, however as soon as a woman or a female decides to venture into a job that is frowned upon by the society, their character is questioned and they are outright declared to not even be worthy of basic respect and human decency. We often overlook the fact that these women, work just as hard if not more to sustain their families and themselves.
Job profile of an escort
As mentioned above, an escort is someone who engages in work of sexual nature. The level of intimacy they achieve with any client, can however differ. The more intimate and physical they get with any client, the higher their pay scale goes. Local escorts are paid lesser than exotic and international ones in general. Many people hire escorts not to engage in activities of sexual nature but to simply accompany them to certain social events, where showing up without any company may impact negatively on their reputation. An escort is required to oblige by the client's wishes, however they have the freedom to refuse to provide any service they are not comfortable performing. While this fact is the legal right of any female working as an escort, it is a sight that rarely ever happens. If a working escort refuses to provide a service, the client either out rightly refuses to pay her or resorts to more violent methods. Most escorts are not able to take strict actions against such clients because the law enforcement agents also discriminate heavily against females working in this field, on the basis of their profession.
Just because a woman is engaged in a profession that involves her sexualising her body and using it to advance, does not mean that she does not deserve the same respect as any other human being. In our society, women have progressed to a great extent. Today they can be found dominating all fields and industries. Some of the most powerful positions in the world are occupied by women. However, this change has only happened in recent years, with the help of a long battle against patriarchy, meanwhile the profession of local escorts is one that has been around since almost centuries. Many religious texts also mentioned the presence of escorts. It has always been a very important profession, however it is one that does not get due respect and despite being one of the oldest profession, in existence it is still one that is frowned upon the most. Females who work as escorts still struggle to find their value in the society.