A recent acquaintance who was advocating changes to laws on prostitution kept referring to those involved as "sex workers." I figured it was just some attempt at an image makeover for the oldest profession....
Then I read about Melissa Petro in the NYP and the Post refers to the hooker turned teacher as a "sex worker." And last night I saw an article in the Toronto Star about a provincial judge who had just overturned all of Ontario's prostitution laws because current law places "sex workers" at risk and would allow folks to do pretty much what they want as long as they stay in their home and don't block traffic.
If the MSM in two countries now refers to prostitutes, adult film stars and the like as "sex workers", well that more or less makes this latest language change official.
As for Ms. Petro...turns out she has tenure in her teaching job, so her brief stint as a "sex worker" will not stymie her new career as a steward of the next generation.