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leesaleesa
12-23-2012, 09:26 PM
Prostitutes are not happy people, and men do not pay $600.00 simply for the company of a charming, attractive woman.

That's a blanket statement, and after working in the adult sector for ten years as a dancer and dominatrix, I feel qualified to make it.

MacMadame
12-25-2012, 01:35 AM
The data on sex trafficking in countries with legalized prostitution comes from those countries.
Where else would it come from?


Roughly 75% of women who work as escorts--not street prostitutes, but escorts--attempt or commit suicide. Sounds like they really enjoy the work to me and it's no different from any other job.
In what countries? Ones where it is legal or illegal? If there is a stigma to the job, of course there are going to be unhappy people doing it. If the stigma is gone, that is going to change the dynamics of the job.

Prancer
12-25-2012, 02:47 AM
Where else would it come from?

More than 80% of sex workers in the Netherlands--where prostitution is legal--are trafficked. You consider this a system that works?


In what countries? Ones where it is legal or illegal? If there is a stigma to the job, of course there are going to be unhappy people doing it. If the stigma is gone, that is going to change the dynamics of the job.

Overall. And just because something is legal does not mean that there is no stigma attached. Otherwise, why would women be trafficked to fill the jobs?

Numerous studies show that between 70 percent and 90 percent of children and women who end up in commercial sex were sexually abused prior to entry. No other industry is dependent upon a regular supply of victims of trauma and abuse.

http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2012/04/19/is-legalized-prostitution-safer/legalizing-prostitution-leads-to-more-trafficking

This is what works? This is what having no stigma looks like?

joeperryfan
12-25-2012, 06:19 PM
Overall. And just because something is legal does not mean that there is no stigma attached. Otherwise, why would women be trafficked to fill the jobs?


For the same reason that men are brought in to some countries by Mafias to work in construction, so they(the mobsters) can control them and take a big cut off their payment. The job isn't illegal and there's no stigma attached, it's about control.

nubka
12-25-2012, 07:16 PM
I never understand why things like this are news. Consenting adults. She and her husband (and daughter), may have some things to work through, but so do most husbands, and wives and kids. No one's business but theirs.

Because she is a former olympic athlete. If she was joe-schmo from Iowa, the media wouldn't give a hoot... :shuffle:

Angelskates
12-26-2012, 12:36 AM
Because she is a former olympic athlete. If she was joe-schmo from Iowa, the media wouldn't give a hoot... :shuffle:

Would most Americans know who she is?

nubka
12-26-2012, 03:27 AM
Would most Americans know who she is?

No, but if the story is in print they will read it because of the words former olympian.

MacMadame
12-26-2012, 06:44 PM
Ha, work just blocked my access to this page when I tried to reply to Prancer. :lol:

Anyway, on the one hand, you say there is stigma. But then you say that the system doesn't work so it proves having no stigma wouldn't change the system. That is not logical.

The question is: if there wasn't a big stigma around women having sex with multiple partners, let alone being paid for it, how would that change the dynamics of the system. If there are no places in the world where there isn't a stigma attached, then we can't use those systems to postulate how not having a stigma would change things. If there are places, then we can.