"But what about all of those people who want to be on zero-hours contracts, who appreciate the flexibility they offer?"
If you ever hear that question, you can immediately peg whoever's asking it as a shill, as a rube, as a deliberate or witless agent of exploitation. Everyone knows that, and it makes it easy to tell the good guys from the bad guys. It's much less easy when it comes to prostitution. Somehow the leftist position has become that sex work is fine, that because it's economically necessary for some people to sell the use of their bodies that we should respect their informed and rational decisions, rather than, I dunno, strive for a society where that's not necessary. Somehow concern for modern slaves and the victims of gangmasters is okay as long as we're not talking about people trafficked into prostitution, because that would be moralistic, it would be censorious, it would be patronising. When sex becomes work rejecting sex becomes more difficult for everybody. It's all just another contract to be negotiated.
Strictly speaking Cocksucker Blues
isn't the title of this song. The Stones recorded it in 1970 as Schoolboy Blues
as a contractual obligation riposte to Decca records. It's a more considered fuck off than Van Morrison offered to Bang records but it's still a pretty fucking flagrant violation of the spirit of the deal. And you know what? I reckon they were absolutely entitled to renege any way they wanted to. Their band, their rules. It's still never had a formal release. You'd almost think the bosses had something to be ashamed of.The Rolling Stones - Cocksucker Blues(alt)