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Professional Network LinkedIn Not a Fan of World's Oldest Profession

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LinkedIn, the website where we all pretend to love working (and networking!), recently updated its privacy policy and user agreement, and along with the usual blah blah blah about blah blah blah, they also wanted to make sure that nobody is using the site to talk about their jobs if their jobs include getting paid for sex work.

According to LinkedIn, thou shalt not:

i. Even if it is legal where you are located, create profiles or provide content that promotes escort services or prostitution.

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So, even if it's legal, LinkedIn doesn't want anything to do with it. Because, why? Is this a misguided moralistic choice — because, let me tell you, there are plenty of people with Linkedin profiles who do thinks that are way more morally questionable than sex work. Or is this a legal thing? They're based in California, so perhaps there are laws governing what they can and cannot participate in, legally.

Either way, they need to check themselves first, because you can totally endorse someone in prostitution. Also, their loss, because innovative Silicon Valley sex workers have plenty of other ways to get the word out.

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[Business Insider]

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violet-baudelaire
Violet Baudelaire

Ironic, considering how many assholes I'm connected to on LinkedIn that I've heard IRL repeatedly visiting/talking about strippers, lap dances, blow jobs, and yes - visiting prostitutes as if they were just hilarious stories.

As per usual, totally not okay to be one, but totally okay to patronize one.