Melissa Petro, former stripper, current school teacher:
It is not sex work that society fears is dangerous, but sex workers in and of themselves. To many, I am dangerous. There is something wrong with me to have been capable of doing â€“ freely and upon my own volition â€“ something that any intelligent, decent woman would apparently never even consider doing. This something that is wrong with me, this logic clearly implies, is something that was there prior to my becoming a sex workerâ€”something that which will remain forever.
Something that disqualifies me from working with children.