Last updated on: 2/8/2018 | Author: ProCon.org

Gaye Dalton Biography

Title:
Former sex worker
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“I cannot understand why any form of criminal sanction should be considered applicable to the voluntary sale and purchase of sexual services in 2016. This is clearly a private matter in which the state should not seek to legislate…

Criminalisation does not help people get out of prostitution and legalisation does not trap them in it.

As a society we can choose whether to make it easier for people to escape prostitution or whether to make life harder for those trapped in it.

I have always believed that any person selling sex has a right to demand whatever resources it would take for them to leave prostitution into a situation that they can realistically thrive and grow in.”

Written evidence submitted to the UK Home Affairs Committee’s Prostitution Inquiry, parliament.uk, Feb. 23, 2016

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Former sex worker
Education:
  • None found
Other:
  • Twitter: @mechanima
Quoted in:
  1. Should Prostitution Be Legal?