“When you have a society where women’s main currency is really their sexual favours, their ability to reproduce, then a lot of what women do is a... form of prostitution,” she began.
“I would argue that traditional marriage, which included conjugal rights, particularly when women were not able to go to work or were fired when they first got married, and were basically selling their bodies and their reproductive rights to their husband, he bought them, by giving her room and board in return, was a form of prostitution.
“We really have to discuss what we mean by prostitution. At least the women who choose it as a career choice, freely and uncoerced — that's very, very important — only have to put up with the customer for about an hour.
“Once upon a time, it was a lifetime ladies, a lifetime.”
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