Camille Paglia, PhD, Professor of Humanities and Media Studies at the University of the Arts, said in an interview in the Winter 1993 Puritan that:

“I’ve always felt that prostitutes are in control of the streets, not victims. I admire that — zooming here and there, escaping the police, being shrewd, living by your wits, being street smart. I think that with prostitution, getting the money is control. I identify with that. In college and even in high school, I did not as a woman like the situation of giving it away for free.

I view the prostitute as one of the few women who is totally in control of her fate, totally in control of the realm of sex.”

Winter 1993