Yes. I can imagine sex work is controversial in this sub, but I thought I'd share how such a contrary industry slowly turned me from BluePill to RedPill.
At 19 I was on my own, working three jobs, barely affording rent let alone upcoming tuition payments. I took a leap of faith and started stripping. Financially it was very liberating. However, during my year long stint in stripping, I ran through difficult thoughts and emotions.
- I struggled with how my physical beauty and youth was HEAVILY tied to my worth in the eyes of men at the club. If I were to get seriously injured or age out in the industry, my conventional beauty would dissipate, and so would my income.
- I struggled in knowing that wealth and power is truly what makes a man attractive for attention in the club. Its not at all about his age and physical appearance, but the money a man can offer.
Definitely the worth of a man and a woman was heavily dramatized in the club, however there is an undisputable applicability to this in the real world.
Not going to lie, these two particular thoughts both angered and confused me. My naivety that looks, youth, sex appeal didn't matter in attracting a partner was completely upheaveled. Looking back I was coming to terms with The Wall, and the gender roles in gatekeeping.
These realizations had shattered my BluePill perception of equality between women and men. I had realized we are equals, but in completely different senses. Men's prioritization of sex is so different than women's prioritization of relationship stability. In recognizing these different equalities, I opened myself up to RedPill ideologies without knowing it.