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Catherine La Croix Biography

Founder and Executive Director of Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics (COYOTE) Seattle
Pro to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"

“I was a Fortune 100 executive in marketing communications before I was a whore. Often times, I had to deal with things that weren’t universally popular. But your role as a professional isn’t always to have people on your side – sometimes it’s just to have them leave you the hell alone. I don’t demand that every woman in America become a prostitute. On the other hand, this career is my choice, made without coercion. So get off my back.

…As far as convincing society, it won’t come down to morality. Law isn’t – or, rather, shouldn’t be – based on morality or religion. We can make the case that we’ve been here for millions of years, and we’re not going away. Also, we can make a case that decriminalization means fewer workers assaulted by police, by johns, fewer girls on the streets. What clinches it are the cold, fiscal facts. I ask ‘Did you know that in Seattle this year they spent 7 million of your tax dollars busting whores?’ I tell them that New York City last year spent $23 million busting whores.”

Reputation Management, Oct. 1997

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Founder and Executive Director, Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics (COYOTE) Seattle
  • Co-owner, Interactrix Marketing, Advertising, and Communications
  • Author of On Our Backs, Off Our Knees, 1997
  • Former courtesan, porn actress, madam, sacred whore and pro domme
  • Member, Sex Workers Outreach Project (SWOP)
  • Dianic Wiccan Priestess
  • MBA, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • BA, Advertising, school unknown
  • BA, Journalism, school unknown
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is Prostitution Immoral or Demeaning?