United States criminal defense lawyer, Katherine Sears, has spoken out about working part-time as a sex worker. Her husband, who is also a lawyer, is okay with her lifestyle and her fight for the rights of sex workers.
On her website, Clark and Sears, Katherine states that she graduated in 2017 from Drake University’s Law School and is currently based in Iowa where sex work is a criminal offense.
Katherine begins every morning with three hours of grooming and pampering and can see 10 to 15 clients on a busy day, according to the Daily Mail. She has to travel to Nevada where sex work is decriminalised in order to see clients. Speaking to local Iowa TV station, KCCI, she says, "I like sex. Sex is fun. And I can get paid for it."
Katherine has pledged her legal expertise to fight for the decriminalisation of sex work in the U.S. and offers pro bono services to sex workers who need them.
“I think the more we talk about it the better our chances of getting the decriminalisation that we’re pursuing. We’re not going to have legislative change if we’re passive about it,” she tells KCCI.
Katherine adds that some of the best people she's ever known are sex workers and they deserve to be treated fairly.
“We degrade women who are open about sexuality. You’re supposed to be this way and if you’re not this way you’re bad, and if you stray from that you’re also bad, so I think it’s a lot of indoctrination,” says Katherine.
Compiled by Phelokazi Mbude.
Sources: KCCI, Clark and Sears, Daily Mail.
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