Have you noticed the recent campaign across all media to increase the status and acceptability of prostitution (well, only female prostitution)?
This article is just one of many recent articles providing ‘findings’ and commentary that appear to be aimed at normalizing and sanitizing prostitution.
We wonder if brothel owners are paying for these articles in some way. This seems likely given the challenges facing media businesses and their reduction in standards, including product placement advertising and blurring boundaries between advertisements and news articles. Alternatively, perhaps the articles are being produced by femaleist groups who recognize the huge economic advantages yet to be gained for women through the sexual power that nature has given them.
We have no essential objection to prostitution but we would like to see realistic consumer protection law and a code of ethics for that ‘profession’ including customer privacy, fair trading and adequate warnings to customers about the risks of using the services. We would like to see increase in the workforce and therefore competition to bring down the ridiculously high fees charged by these essentially unqualified people.
The recent waves of pro-prostitution articles of course don’t consider much in the way of the real problems and issues related to this industry.