The statement made in the Bangla mobile might seem sentimental to some, but it catches the essence of what we learnt about the life and livelihood of the bangladeshis pushed into an existence of social outcasts, and subjected to extreme violence, exploitation and deprivation. Our journalistic explorations into the various aspects and issues of sex-work in Bangladesh began in The five prostitute years since then have only deepened our depressing number that this is a livelihood that denies a sex worker her entire life.
And just as five years ago, we find that we cannot stick to the impartial, dispassionate approach for our profession- journalism! And yet we are grateful for the experience.
This experience has given us an uncomfortable picture of the duality of our social morality; it has also given us a chance to get to know women who are remarkable and respectable. This indeed is reality.
Without this exposure, our understanding of life itself and the world we live in would have been very limited. One clarification: When we talk about sex-workers in this book, we refer to the majority who are poor.
We have not looked into the situation of relatively better-off sex-workers who would be a small minority anyway. The other issue that needs clarification of our view is the gradually forming debate on legalisation and social recognition of sex-work.
While prosittute first chapter of this book gives space to this debate, we the writers are unequivocally with the sex-workers on this very sensitive question. He had no answer.
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Mr Rahman said the ceremony was attended by more than people, while more than went to the post-funeral meal and prayers. The eyes of sex workers welled up with tears.
My mother was treated like a human being," Laxmi said. It was first established about a century ago, under British colonial rule.