My sense was that an "equivocation" is creating a false equivalency between two things by hiding behind a word(s) ambiguousness or multiple meanings. In this case I'm saying they're trying to use _moral_ equivocation: creating a false sense of equivalency between two things (jobless and sex-work) by playing on the perceived moral ambiguity of sex-work.
Specifically the claim that the health care industry was wiped out. Am I missing something? Anecdotally, I have friends who became travelling nurses during the pandemic, going from hotspot to hotspot under contract making SV software engineer money. ACA enrollments appear way up this year and insurance carriers all appear to be doing well. Hospital staff are definitely being stretched but hourly workers are looking at more money as a result. I know initially hospitals cleared most elective surgeries, leaving surgeons + their support staff in a pickle, but all the surgeons I know are back to business as usual on both the east and west coast. I suppose admin staff who'd otherwise be sitting at the desk answering phones for more typical primary care operations might've been squeezed as well, but I've been making ophthalmologist, dentist, GP appointments throughout the past year talking to humans so that doesn't seem to match either.
NPR did a piece on it:
That said, I believe a lot of those furloughed employees have since returned: https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/workforce/9-hospitals-...
It's really hard to find any hard data about rehirings, hence my wondering and wild speculations based on personal experience ;)
And online porn is not a very good career option as its winner take all. People only want to see the very best content and most of the money chases that.
This might be true for some people, but don't forget that many of the available jobs are also very low-paying. People may not want to settle for the subpar quality of life that US minimum wage jobs afford them.
Wasn't the entire point of stuff like OnlyFans that this wasn't the case and that there was decent money to be made from have a small but loyal follower base with "personal" customer relationships?