In a recent article, the Huffington Post also pointed out that there are a number of other questionable skills available to add to your profile. “You can list a whole lot of other unsavory skills like "rape," "shoplifting," "gangs," "manslaughter," and "drug trafficking." People can also endorse you for those skills.” They also added that the users who have “prostitution” as a skill on their profiles are typically associated with active individuals who are working against prostitution and human trafficking.
It may sounds like a strange thing to do, but may professional escorts have listed their services on Linkedin as a way to generate business. In fact, many of them have used the internet in general to promote their entrepreneurial start-ups, attracting customers through social networks and keeping their work off the streets.
According to an article on the Daily Beast, internet-based relations make prostitution a safer and more discreet industry for educated women who want to explore prostitution as a part-time employment option. They are students, single parents, and part-time workers who are looking for a safe way to make money. It also allows them to attract a better calibre of client, and allows the discerning client to interact with them safely online before meeting in person.
Banning adult services from Linkedin may be a step forward for a sanitised professional social networking environment, but it’s a step back for the independent, part-time sex workers who are looking for a safe way to conduct business within a professional market.
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