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Camille Paglia, PhD, Professor of Humanities and Media Studies at the University of the Arts, was quoted as having stated in the article "Interview: Camille Paglia - The Prostitute, The Comedienne & Me," in the Jan./Feb. 1995 issue of Urban Desires:

“Feminists like to quote these absolutely specious statistics, a typical trick of the feminist movement of the last twenty years. For example, they’ll say the majority of prostitutes have been sexually abused as children. But there’s no evidence for this! The most successful prostitutes are invisible, because the sign of a prostitute’s success is her absolute blending with the environment. She’s so shrewd, she never becomes visible. She never gets in trouble. She has command of her life, and her clients. The ones who get into the surveys have drug problems or psychological problems. They’re the ones who were sexually abused. Feminists are using amateurs to condemn a whole profession. This is appalling!

I’m against the harassment of prostitutes. Unless they are actually interfering with people’s movements, they have a perfect right to be doing what they’re doing.”

Jan./Feb. 1995