“Maggie McNeil, The Honest Courtesan, frank commentary from an unretired call girl”.
Maggie McNeil is probably the best writer that I have ever read. Maggie McNeil is not her real name. She grew up in New Orleans, and went to Catholic school. In 1987 she graduated from the University of New Orleans with a Bachelor of Arts in English. In 1993 she graduated from Louisiana State University with a Masters in Library Science.
After graduating, she got married to her boyfriend that she met in college, and began working as a librarian. After about four years of marriage, her marriage did not work out, she got a divorce, and her husband left her with a large amount of debt. In 1997 she began working as a stripper in New Orleans in order to be able to pay down her debt. She found out that she could make even more money as a prostitute, so that is what she did.
In about 2006, she married her favorite client, and retired from being a stripper and a prostitute. She began writing about her life and about prostitution on her website “Maggie McNeil, The Honest Courtesan”.
In 2011 when I first came to Dickinson, North Dakota to work, there was a shortage of women, and lack of attractive women. For the first time in my life, in my early 40s, I began looking at internet dating sites. Though I began looking at five different internet dating sites each day, there were still very few attractive women in Dickinson. Older workers told me to go to the website “Backpage”, and look under “Escorts”. There were some attractive women advertising in the “Escort” section of “Backpage”, and at $250 per hour, that is way less money, less time, and less effort than trying to have a girlfriend.
However, the police in Dickinson, Williston, and Bismarck were creating fake “Escort” profiles on “Backpage”, and they were arresting the men when they went to their appointment with the “Escort” they contacted. I was angry, and I still am angry, that everyone in Dickinson and Williston knew that there were way more men than women, the ratio was probably 3:1 in Dickinson and 10:1 in Williston. Everyone knew that all of the housewives, waitresses, and store clerks were tired of being propositioned ten times a day by truck drivers, construction workers, and oil field workers. I blame those God damn ignorant scheming Catholics in western North Dakota for not allowing and interfering with men trying to have relations with women in a way that did not harass the housewives, waitresses, and store clerks.
In trying to look for women on the internet, and reading about prostitution on the internet, I found the website “Maggie McNeil, The Honest Courtesan”. I was impressed with Maggie McNeil’s writing. She was very logical, organized, and coherent in her writing, it was very professional. Actually, it was beyond professional, she was a very good and talented writer.
I wrote Maggie McNeil a fairly long e-mail complimenting her writing, explaining my thoughts, and asking her some questions. She e-mailed me back saying that I should read Ayn Rand if I didn’t think women could be logical.
I have read about one hundred of Maggie McNeil’s blog posts, though she has written more than a thousand. Some posts tell about her childhood, some are about her education, some about her marriage, being a librarian, a stripper, a prostitute, a writer, and about legalizing prostitution. Most of her writing is about legalizing prostitution and decriminalizing prostitution.
The reason that I am writing about Maggie McNeil, is that I want other people to read her blog posts, especially women, especially women in North Dakota. Sometimes she explains very thoroughly that she likes having sex, she always has, even from when she was a teenager, that she sees nothing wrong with it, and is unashamed about it. I hope that her writing and explaining will help many readers in North Dakota realize that sex is completely normal, it’s not like some terrifying animal escaping from the zoo, which is how North Dakotans look at sex and nudity.
Also, I would like for women, community leaders, elected representatives, Senator Heidi Heitkamp, judicial officers, and law enforcement to read Maggie McNeil’s blog website in order to understand more than they do now about why some women want to get paid to have sex. Maggie McNeil is very intelligent and well educated. She realized when she was in financial debt, that she could make more money as a stripper, than at her job as a librarian. Then, she realized that she could make more money as a prostitute, and that she liked being a prostitute. This is what she wanted to do as a profession. She is not a drug addict or a criminal. There are many other women like her, that want to be paid to have sex, because they can make more money this way, and like it better than other employment options.
I will write more about this in my next blog post Maggie McNeil, The Honest Courtesan, Part II.