the oldest profession

the oldest profession

Prostitution. It's called the oldest profession, and it's probably true that it is!
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the oldest profession

the practice of working as a prostitute. humorous
Politics or the law is sometimes humorously awarded the status of ‘second oldest profession’, with the sarcastic implication that their practitioners are as immoral and mercenary as society traditionally considered prostitutes to be.
See also: old, profession
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In sections on education, identity, media, and war, they explore such topics as the weak aspects of conflict management skills of youth: considering weak features, identity constructions between terrorism and dehumanization in Yasmina Khadra's The Sirens of Baghdad, relevant associations in understanding meaning and identity in dehumanization through non-human codes in the testimonies of Holocaust survivors, perpetuating the oldest profession: discourse of conformity in the Israeli press, tweeting generals: making the case for increased public-military engagement through social media, and analyzing George W.
"Annika Cleeve is not her real name but this is her real story: a raw and honest account of life in the raw as a new recruit to the oldest profession." - Andrew Rule
Women have been doing it for years, it is the oldest profession, and with the present climate it brings out the devianst who are hunting for the vulnerable.
Cheap shops are like the oldest profession. They would not be there if there was no market for them.
When three men arrived in heaven at the same time, Saint Peter realized he had room for only one newcomer and said he would let in the man who practiced the oldest profession.
Containers nicknamed "Bird houses" were installed to facilitate the oldest profession. A Catholic-run advice centre set up near by and there were doctors' practices to help out.
However distasteful it may be for some, the oldest profession in the world is not going to go away.
THE oldest profession in the ascent of humankind has now more than met its match with the ancient art of story-telling.
A DOCTOR, a civil engineer, and an IT helpdesk expert were arguing about what was the oldest profession in the world.
Her many other acclaimed plays include The Long Christmas Ride Home, The Mineola Twins, The Baltimore Waltz, (nomination for Pulitzer Prize in Drama), Hot N Throbbing, Desdemona, And Baby Makes Seven and The Oldest Profession.
Turning tricks may have been awfully enjoyable for Magnanti but let us not forget a few tiresome facts about the oldest profession. A woman on the game is 40 times more likely to be murdered than those who don't sell their bodies.
Looking at the women themselves, why they came to the oldest profession in history, and how they dealt with the daily hazards of the profession such as contraception and venereal diseases.
The resulting misrepresentation of the two women's work included a headline that referred to them as 'high-priced call girls' and a paragraph that said they practiced 'the 21st-century version of the oldest profession'.
Unlike Miss Harman, I think we can stamp out exploitation if we put our minds to it without attempting to outlaw the oldest profession of al
The publicity around the murder of five sex workers in one area of the UK spurred the BMJ to an enlightening editorial on the topic of protecting workers in the oldest profession.