Last updated on: 8/28/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Tracy Quan Biography

Title:
Author and Former Prostitute
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“Acknowledging that prostitutes have basic rights — that we are an important part of every society — is no longer radical. Those who refuse to do so, those who continue to defend the persecution and arrest of sex workers, are increasingly seen as extremists. America’s prostitution policies are so backward in comparison to those of most advanced countries — and a number of developing ones — that we provoke sarcastic comparisons with Islamic theocracies. Given our self-image as a secular democracy, this is more than embarrassing. It’s bizarre.”

“U.S. Lags on Sex Laws,” Philadelphia Inquirer, Feb. 25, 2003

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Author
  • Contributor, 5th Estate
  • Contributor, Salon.com
  • Contributor, Alternet
  • Former prostitute for 15 yrs in London and New York City
  • Member, Prostitutes of New York (PONY)
  • Judge, Loebner Prize Competition, 1997
  • Human Confederate, Loebner Prize Competition, 1996
Education:
  • None found
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is Prostitution a Threat to Marriage?