Anthro. Essay 2

Anthro. Essay 2 - Stephen Corello Recitation: Monday, May 9...

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Stephen Corello Recitation: Monday, May 9 There are many reasons why poor Dominican women in Sosúa choose to enter the sex trade and not another occupation. One reason is because many times it is the only job they can get to help pay for what is essential to them. “Constrained by poverty, little or no education, and virtually no social networks to help land secure, well-paying jobs, these adult women’s work trajectories were almost predetermined.” (Brennan 123.) It is basically all they can do to fend off starvation, homelessness, and things of the like. Another reason that poor Dominican women in Sosúa enter the sex trade is because it is almost like a freelance job. The women can choose the hours that they work, the partners they have, the favors they perform, etc. For instance, instead of working long hours for minimal pay in a factory or salon, sex workers have the ability to make much more money while working only a few hours a week. Also, the women get to go to restaurants and out dancing. (Brennan 119.) The distinction between “independent” and “dependent” sex workers depends on which clubs and bars the women are working in. “Independent” sex workers work in the tourist clubs and bars. These women are very aggressive when approaching potential clients. They will grab the man anywhere to try and “hook” them. There is considerable risk involved with being an “independent” worker.
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