Last updated on: 2/1/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Melanie Reid Biography

Title:
Journalist
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“There is no doubt that deadly violence against sex workers is a recurring social pattern. Nor is there any doubt that serial killers know sex workers are afraid to seek protection from police; or that the public believe violence is part of a prostitute’s job description. Until prostitution is legalized, these women will continue to toil down on the ocean floor, miles away from the light, in constant fear of predators.”

The Herald, Dec. 12, 2006

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Nominee, Columnist of the Year, Scottish Press Awards, 2007
  • Journalist, The Times (Scotland)
  • Former Columnist and Senior Assistant Editor, The Herald (Scotland)
Education:
  • None found
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Would Legal Prostitution Better Protect Prostitutes from Violence?