Low-paid prostitutes with no fishnets
Many leftists use sex workers' lives as a shock value metaphor for all workers' exploitation under capitalism. Riley has generally been better than most at writing about sex workers as real people and full fledged characters in his songs, as a sector of the workforce rather than some sort of insulting wake-up call to it.
It is notable that Riley specifies “low paid” here, speaking to the range of conditions in which sex workers work, and the “fishnets” pun (give a sex worker a fish and s/he’ll eat for a day…) is priceless
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