Last updated on: 1/5/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Veronica Monet Biography

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

“The model that I’m happy with is in New Zealand. Nobody talks about New Zealand and that’s because they have decriminalization. That means that there’s no money in it for the government. The women actually are entrepreneurs who run their own business. All they’re called upon to do is pay their taxes like anybody else who runs a small business. But other than that, they don’t have somebody forcing them to get health checks or telling them where they can work. As a feminist, I feel it is none of anybody’s business.”

Interview on SuicideGirls.com, Mar. 26, 2006

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Author and Sex Educator
  • Professional Public Speaker
  • Certified Sex Educator, 2003-present
  • Sex Worker Rights Activist, 1990-present
  • Erotic Model, Porn Actress, Prostitute, Escort, and Courtesan, 1989-2004
  • Sex Worker Activist, Sex Workers Outreach Project (SWOP)
  • Sex Worker Activist, Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics (COYOTE)
  • Founding Member, Association of Sexual Energy Professionals
  • Trained Volunteer, Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence, Corvallis, Oregon, 1982
  • Appeared on Fox News, CNN, A&E, & ABC’s 20/20
Education:
  • BS, with honors, Psychology, Oregon State University, 1982
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should Health Checks Be Mandatory for Prostitutes?
  2. Should Prostitution Be Legal in Licensed Places like Brothels?