Fun with Poles! I Mean *Polls*! / by vanessa

Some friends and I hit upon a brilliant social question today.  (Okay, maybe it was more like me coercing them to consider it.  Whatever.)  In a question of social capital, how would you rank the following professions?  (NOTE:  This is not a question of "Which one should I take home to mom," which would garner entirely different results.)   Here are the choices: crack whore, Hustler model, call girl, prostitute, Playboy model, stripper, mainstream porn actress, and hardcore porn actress.  

This was no easy ranking.   The group ended up with the following: 1. Playboy model.  (Unanimous.) 2. Mainstream porn actress 3. Call girl 4. Hustler model 5. Stripper 6. Hardcore porn actress (the distinction between this one and its, ahem, sister, is a little murky.) 7. Prostitute 8. Crack whore  (don't hate on the barter system)

And because I wanted a more scientific approach, I asked my friend TM what he thought.  I forced Joslyn to take it too.  Their feedback was astounding.  From what I can surmise, basically the whole world ranks Playboy model first; hardcore porn actress as sixth; prostitute, seventh, and the crack whore last.  Poor thing.  

This is not a question of libido or even sexual interests.  It's a question of how we see these professions in our society.  So get your mind out of the gutter and tell me, what do you think?

It is the virtues, not the faults...which constitute one's true legacy. -- Gandhi