NEW YORK -- On a Sunday morning in late May, Taylor left her Harlem apartment and boarded a train for Greenwich, Conn.She planned on spending the day with a man she had met online, but not in person.Taylor, a 22-year-old student at Hunter College, had confided in her roommate about the trip and they agreed to swap text messages during the day to make sure she was safe.Once in Greenwich, a man who appeared significantly older than his advertised age of 42 greeted Taylor at the train station and then drove her to the largest house she had ever seen.“I work hard at being this,” meaning someone who can charge 0 an hour for sex. “Almost all of my friends do some sort of sex work,” says Katie, 23, a visual artist in New York. It’s almost trendy to say you do it—or that you would.”“It’s become like a thing people say when they can’t make their rent,” says Jenna, 22, a New York video-game designer.
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The college student at our table recommends the ribs—she’s been here before, on “dates” with her “daddies.” “There are a lot of tech guys,” she says. I reject it when people say I’m oppressed by the patriarchy.
“They want the girlfriend experience, without having to deal with an actual girlfriend.”“The girlfriend experience” is the term women in the sex trade use for a service involving more than just sex. People who make seven dollars an hour are oppressed by the patriarchy.”“She’s in control of the male gaze,” says another woman at the table, Erin, 22.“I thought about doing it,” says Kristen, 21, tentatively.
Men with beards and women without bras swayed to and fro in the open air in a desperate bid to preserve the spirit of the Sixties into the 1970s.
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