Being True to the Game
What is prostitution?
According to Britannica, “Engaging indiscriminate sexual activity, in general with someone who is not a spouse or a friend, in exchange for immediate payment in money or other valuables.
Prostitution seems like a victimless crime, but not to the ones out there living this unideal aspect of life. Prostitution has been around for centuries in all areas of the world, which includes the perception in society.
In fact, poverty, lack of work, housing, and education are some of the causes of prostitution in society. One of the facts based upon this article:
Deconstructing the Demand for Prostitution:
- 46% “purchased sex to obtain sex acts they either felt uncomfortable asking of their partner or which their partner refused to perform,” including oral and anal sex.
- 43% said if they pay for sex, the woman should do anything they ask.
- 13% “would rape a woman if they knew they could get away with it.”
- 19% admitted to raping a woman.
- 57% “believed that the majority of women in prostitution experienced some type of childhood abuse.”
- 32% thought the majority of women had entered prostitution before the age of 18.
- 20% “thought that they had bought sex from women who were trafficked from other countries.”
- 75% have seen women with a pimp.
- 40% knowingly bought a woman in prostitution who was under pimp/trafficker control.
Based on preliminary insights from Interviews with Chicago Men who purchase sex from women which were found in an article, ‘Should prostitution be illegality’ pie chart based upon 100 countries.
How women see prostitution based on actual quotes:
. “One woman described her experience of the sex of prostitution very succinctly when she referred to it as: ‘Paid rape.’ . . . . another woman described it as ‘like signing a contract to be raped’ . . . I described prostitution as ‘being raped for a living.’” (National Center on Sexual Exploitation report)
Here are men comments based on their view of prostitution:
She has no rights because you are paying for a sex act- she gives up the right to say no.”
“…she gave up her rights when she accepted my money.”
“Prostitutes are like a product, like cereal. You go to the grocery, pick the brand you want, and pay for it. It’s business.”
“I almost killed a hooker because she tried to run off with my money and I wasn’t going to let her. I used the blunt side of the knife. She tried to leave the car. We struggled for a while. I wanted to scare her, so I put the blunt side of the knife to her throat. Somehow there was blood, and she gave the money back. I left her lying down in the street. I didn’t even want the money no more.”
There are multiple choices of books based on how prostitution is seen by the world, basically ignored and swept under the rug.
Such examples are:
·....Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work
·...Thriving in Sex Work: Heartfelt Advice for Staying Sane in the Sex Industry
·......Erotic Exchanges: The World of Elite Prostitution in Eighteenth-Century Paris
These are just to name a few on the subject of prostitution. There is so much information about how to be true to the game. The game of prostitution is something worth knowing about to prevent discriminating against the people that live this lifestyle.