Prostitute, Whore, Hooker, Ho: Sex Work Terminology

Why is the term used for sex work important? Is it just semantics, and if so, why care? Is the term Sex Work political correctness, or trying to put a legitimate looking label on abuse and pimping? When it comes to sex work, the most important people to ask about it are sex workers. When it comes to our work, ourselves, the language used about us and how we are treated, no one knows more than us. It’s important that other people don’t speak for us, or over us….