Comedian Margaret Cho doesn't hold back about herself. Her stage persona seems close to who she is in real life: extremely honest about everything from sex, to drug and alcohol abuse, to racism in her industry. Despite that long history of openness and bold statements, it was still something of a surprise when, a few days ago, Cho started tweeting about her past as a sex worker. One of her motivations for speaking out is she believes sex work should be regulated and decriminalized for the safety of the women doing it.
I stand for women of color because I am one. I stand for sex workers because I was one. Who the fuck are you?— Margaret Cho (@margaretcho) October 30, 2015