Melissa Petro is a freelance writer and writing instructor living in New
York. Her work has appeared on New York, Salon, the Guardian, the Daily Beast, Al
Jazeera, Jezebel, the New Inquiry, the Rumpus, and elsewhere.
It was a ludicrous arrangement—but no more ludicrous than this country's appalling lack of subsidized child care.
The sex industry is an undesirable solution to problems, but it’s a solution just the same. Those problems can’t be cured overnight.