Once a stripper, always a stripper
This kind of bullshit phrasing happens all the time.
She's not just a woman; she
is was a stripper!
a) Does it really matter? Is cheating with a stripper somehow "worse" than with a "regular woman" (because see, strippers aren't just regular women who have a job to pay the bills, they're some sort of non-human exotic sex-being!) Would a headline similarly read "Accountant Claims Affair with A-Rod"? I think not.
b) She was a stripper. She is no longer. Why must women who are sex workers always and forever be accompanied with the adjective "ex-[insert sex industry job here]"?
Of course I know the answers to my own questions. It's still utter bullshit.
(And this comes from our ever-"progressive" news source Huff-Po...ya know, the ones who recently celebrated Independence Day with a pictorial of
women and men in flag-inspired bathing suits "hottie" female celebs in flag-printed bikinis.)
(Cross-posted to Smart Like Me.)