Last updated on: 2/23/2018 | Author: ProCon.org

Rae Story Biography

Title:
Former sex worker
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“I keep waiting for the overwhelming evidence of why full, unadulterated decriminalisation will ‘solve’ all of the problems implicit in prostitution. Other than the ‘evidence’ that a small minority of very loud, politicised prostitutes, pimps and punters want it. Notwithstanding, the general head scratching fantasticality of wanting to deal with a problem by enabling it to expand…

Misogynistic punters will still go on to hate the women they pay to [have with sex with]…, the wives of husbands who do this will still blame the prostitutes for destroying their marriages and religious conservatives will still see prostitutes as an infliction upon the earth. If you think you are going to change that via decriminalisation, you are fecklessly and recklessly naïve. And you deserve as much scrutiny for your egocentricity and your blind faith in decriminalisation, as anyone else. Hooker, or not.”

“The Faux Neutrality of Decriminalisation,” prostitutionresearch.com, May 11, 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:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is Prostitution Psychologically Harmful to Prostitutes?