Our Eastern neighboring country – Bangladesh runs prostitution legally. However, society sees this profession unethical. Moreover, a prostitute who is referred as a sex-worker is deemed unfit to live among the so-called civilized people.
Here is a very gloomy reality of a sex-worker who has to spend every day with great difficulty, but can’t give up dreaming of a better life.
MAKEUP IS EXPENSIVE THAN TEARS
GMB Akash is a Bangladeshi Documentary Photographer who has won many International awards for his lens works. In his Facebook Page, Akash posts stories of many destitute people and gives voice to them through his words and photos.
Recently, he posted one story of a sex-worker and her horrible current state of being.
Here is his post:
It’s disheartening to see women like Afsana, who are very anxious to see the outer world but suffer behind the closed doors. End of the day, the four walls become their fortress but their heart longs for an open space with fresh air warming their face.
In other cases, women are sometimes forced to do the ‘job’ to quench men’s ‘thirst’.
Meanwhile, women are marching in all directions outside to make their community stand heads up against men. But, women like Afsana got no option but to stay as ‘tools of pleasure’.
They spend their whole day dreaming of a life that they can live as they wish. But still, end up offering their self to those whom they can’t even force to remember after the work is done. It’s their faith in tomorrow that help them rise each day hoping that the upcoming days will see them in a better place leading a better life.
Afsana’s highly optimistic attitude will help her live her life rather than just survive it as she is doing in the present. In fact, the ray of sunshine casts strongly on these women that nothing can deter their hopes and thoughts of growing big in this world. After all, Women by themselves are an inspiration!!!