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The phone-sex operator you just called is probably a soccer mom

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So not only do phone-sex operators still exist, but your friendly neighborhood minivan-driving mom might be one of them. But did anyone ever really think they were calling like, a total babe? You'd have to be pretty naive to think that this is actually the woman on the other end of the line:
                                

So after watching Elisabeth Hasselbeck's hard-hitting investigative report on this issue, I learned that because of the economy, the number of moms with young children becoming phone-sex operators has increased 400% in the last eighteen months. Except Hasselbeck never explicitly says how many that is: a bold, italicized "400" looks a lot scarier gliding across the TV screen than saying there are something like fifty phone-sex-operator moms now as opposed to ten. (Not that I don't take Elisabeth Hasselbeck seriously or anything.)

While I do lean more on the insensitive side of "getting paid to sit at home all day and talk dirty to a stranger doesn't sound that bad," it is kind of sad for those moms who really don't want to do it, but can't get a job at Walmart or Subway. And I'm going to venture to say that Elisabeth Hasselbeck is being infinitely more insensitive than I am, because at least I didn't go around interviewing ladies on the street to ask them if they'd let their child go on a playdate at a kid's house if the kid's mom was a phone-sex operator.

It's not like Americans aren't aware that becoming a phone-sex operator is generally not a… celebrated career move. So why make ladies who have little choice in the matter (specifically, the ones Hasselbeck interviewed, because there are plenty of phone-sex operators who are completely fine with their jobs, and rightly so) feel even worse about it?

C'mon Elisabeth. We can't all be the one host nobody wants to listen to on The View!