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Unformatted text preview: Misra 1 Ayesha Misra Writing 140 , 64505D SWMS 215 Dr . Jenell Navarro Assignment #2 28 September 2011 Title Because of gender discrimination against immigrant women in many jobs in America, womer were pushed to find other jobs . Further racial discrimination pushed foreign females to turn to sex work to provide for their families, and this became a trend, shaping labor patterns for female immigrants in America. (not my thesis) Sex work is usually associated with a negative connotation, but unfortunately, it is a job many female immigrants in America had to take up. Competition for other jobs was great, and for mainstream careers, native residents were preferred over immigrants, so these foreigners were left fighting over the remaining occupations (Ruth 18). These were also difficult to obtain as there were so many immigrants, and most of these jobs were given to men, as men were presumed to be more able and fitted for these jobs than women. Females were therefore left with very few options for jobs in America, and under the pressure to take care of their families, many turned to sex work to make some kind of a living (Clausen 267). Sex work is a new, more politically correct and more inclusive term for engaging in sexual activity for money or otherwise working in the sex industry. Depending on the Misra 2 work, activities might include: physical contact with a paying client, creating or being the subject of sex-related photos or videos, engaging in phone sex, and participating in live sex shows. Opinions on sex work are strongly divided between those who believe sex work is a valid career choice, and those who believe sex work exploits the men, women and children working in the sex industry. In some cases, such as enforced sex slavery, sex and children working in the sex industry....
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