Originally Posted by sherbett32
This is not the "real" face of prostitution in Ireland - very dangereous and damaging story IMO & may make soem women think it's easy money
Completely agree. I was in Easons in Dublin at the weekend, and it was number 3 in the bestseller chart! The book was also widely reviewed in most of the weekend papers.
I think if it was being sold as fiction it wouldn't be so bad,but it is meant to be 'real' account of working as a prostitutue in Ireland!That is what is so damaging, as there are women whom are in dire situations and think prostitution is a lucrative option after reading this completly fake account. The author states in her interviews that its the easiest money she ever made. Of course, this will appeal to lots of women,but her account is absolute and complete fiction.It is without a shred of doubt written by a journalist, struggling writer or pimp working in the sex industry.
Firstly, there is no way a women in her late 30's would make €400/hour in recessionary times. Not even in the celtic tiger boom would an escort in their late 30's make that money.You could get Brazilian twins in their teens for half that price!It is very unclear and vague wether she was working for an agency or as an independent. If she was working for an agency,she'd only be making €200 an hour or less, after they have taken their cut. The figures of what she earned really don't add up. She is also a very stupid women with no regard for her saftey. She was meeting strangers in hotels and nobody knew where she was. There are very,very few escorts who would do outcalls like that with no security or buddy contact system.
As for the type of clients she had, well thats just laughable.Lonely,poor men who she feels sorry for! This is not what your average punter is like in Ireland. The majority of punters who encounter a women in her late 30's with stretch marks standing at their hotel door, would laugh in her face and have no qualms with telling her she was an old bag.
It seems like she had absolutely no bad experiences whatsoever, and it was all fun and games. Lets be realistic,in any job you have sh*t days and encounter really sh*t people.Yet,Scarlett O'Kelly seems to have had none of these days or met any bad people. Is that really believable?
I was in an internet cafe in Phibsborough one night, and there was an old smelly man beside me looking at escort ireland. He was ringing up a whole pile of the escorts trying to get the cheapest one he could for 30minutes. The power was in his hands, as he rang 10 diffeernt girls and asked them what they would do for him in 30minutes for the smallest price. I listened as they rang him back one after one, desperate for cash,negotiating what sex acts they would peform on him for the cheapest price. That is not empowering for women, and books like this are just absolutely dreadful, as they are promoting a false account of an industry that we should be doing everything in our power to stamp out.
Did anyone see the front page of The Sun yesterday?There was an article with the headline 'Tarts coming to Ireland'.Basically saying how there'll be lots of 'tarts',escorts to you and me, in Ireland this weekend for the rugby match. They had a picture of some 20 year old Latvian girl, who said she was really up for it and open for business. I think calling women whom work as escorts 'tarts' is disgsuting. But you can bet that the people who buy The Sun are those who probably will use escorts, and that is their view on women.