Degrading and sexist...
...is how I see the people who think that there's something inherently degrading about doing this sort of work.
"Oh, women shouldn't do sex work, it's degrading" essentially translates into English as "Women are not qualified to judge for themselves what they want to do, nor to make their own decisions. Bless their pretty little heads, they're just too fragile and too stupid to see how degrading this is. So we need to protect the little honeys from this sort of work, because, y'know, women just aren't qualified to think for temselves about this kind of thing."
And that's demeaning and sexist.
You can't have it both ways. Women can't simultaneously empowered and be victims. If women are the equal of men, that means they can make decisions for themselves. Including the decision to take their clothes off, or not, as they see fit.
Even of other folks disagree with those decisions.
Would I want someone close to me to do it? Sure. My girlfriend has done exactly this kind of work, in fact.
While she was in college.
Working toward her Ph.D.
And yes, that is totally hot. I dig brainy women. That aside, though, the sad silly plonkers who shower judgment and condemnation on the women who do this kind of work are revealing more about themselves and their own perceptions of the inferiority of women than perhaps they realize.