I'm a banker. And let me tell you, I'M WORSE THAN A SEX WORKER, lol. I mean, there no "better" or "worse" career out there, we are all equals. But many "traditional" and "good" jobs are actually much worse than those people look down on.
I work for an institution that charges people for keeping their own money in their accounts. It creates stupid fees and crazy interest rates. It constantly looks for ways to "legally scam" customers, make higher profits off of them, and make them spend more money for no good reason.
You were being honest and open when you worked as a stripper. I'm supporting the industry that nearly scams people out of their earnings and gets them stuck in an endless cycle of paying off the insane debts.
So, the next time your friends call you a "cheap stripper" - don't respond or even think about their professions. The chances are, unless they are running 100% honest charities or volunteering somewhere; they aren't any better than sex workers.