I wasn’t answering you, hence why I didn’t hit “reply” and tag your name. I’m referring to the OP, who is blatantly the only person in this conversation upset about words meaning things.
Prostitution shouldn’t be a shame term, but it’s been made one via years and years of conditioning. The fact that people like OP get so upset when a different term is used is indicative of this; they’re not actually mad because “words mean things,” they’re mad because the word they want to use has certain signals attached to it, and the word they’re mad about doesn’t have those same signals. I don’t disagree that in a vacuum prostitution is just a type of sex work, but outside of a vacuum it’s very obvious why OP is so mad about the term “sex work” being used.
ETA: ok I see the problem, I totally thought OP said “words mean things” and you were snarkily turning it back on them, without double checking lol. Now this is just awkward