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PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 13:  The shadow of a police officer is cast onto a building near the wreckage of an Amtrak passenger t
PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 13: The shadow of a police officer is cast onto a building near the wreckage of an Amtrak passenger train that derailed carrying more than 200 passengers from Washington, DC to New York on May 13, 2015 in north Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At least five people were killed and more than 50 others were injured in the crash. (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)

Last weekend I met some new people. I'm "out" as a sex worker to a friend, and was meeting his pals for the first time. When he told one of them what I do for a living, I was apprehensive. If Pretty Woman were real life, the friend would try to rape me and then be very angry about a nebulous business deal involving an old man, and I wasn't sure how that would translate.

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