• Sun, Jun 3 2012

Octomom Booked A Stripping Gig

Octomom, a.k.a. Nadya Suleman, has decided to forge ahead with her adult entertainment career and do a quick stint as a stripper. The mom of 14 booked a gig at T’s Lounge in West Palm Beach, and will perform from July 11 – 15.

This news comes on the heels of her house almost being foreclosed on, and her decision to make a masturbation porn. And while I think it’s easy to say “poor Octomom” at this point, I feel the opposite about her recent choices — I think she’s doing what she has to do to take care of her kids, and there is actually no shame in the sex work game. Of course, her situation points to all kinds of larger problems in our society — the fact that she was implanted with so many embryos in the first place, the fact that there isn’t enough day care or child care in the world to help her.

But her decision to do sex work isn’t the problem — it’s a solution (for the moment, at least) and a workable one at that.

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  • Jenna

    I appreciate your attitude on sex work. As someone who has worked in that industry in the past, I feel that a lot of people are very negative about it and sort of turn up their noses. The fact is, she may be able to keep her house and take care of her family if she does that. I hate that so many people’s default reaction to that is disgust. To me, it’s hardly different from slut-shaming. What someone does with their body–their business.

  • Katie

    This is happening in my town. Not sure whether to go and witness the insanity or to shake my head in disgust.