What do you get when you mix the the cultural archetype of the “sexually avialable” woman, semantic field relationships, charts, 1970’s feminist fervor, metonymic and metaphoric qualifiers, arrows, John Barth’s Sot-Weed Factor, an x-y axis of cost vs. length of contact, rounded rectangles, dysphemism and euphemistic evasion of disdain, a notation system parsing “method of payment,” 17 males ages 20-42, and an expansive list of terms for women which runs the gamut from unfortunately common to regional to archaic to fictional? You get the most head-scratchingly strange diagram you’re likely to see all day. That’s what.

(Part of the paper The Prostitute: Paradigmatic Woman by Julia P. Stanley, ca 1977)

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