themselves as sex workers. This is a problem. They don't realize that men don't pay them to dance because they want to admire the intricate skill needed to design the lace on their panties, or to discuss Socrates with them. They delude themselves into thinking that what they are doing has nothing, or very little, to do with sex.
But again, the main reason one looks down on someone else is because they look down on themselves. We all come to our own enlightenment in different subjects in our own ways and in our own time. The rest of us just have to smile patiently and wait it out.