Proposed Prostitution Prohibition Legislation in Providence, Rhode Island

In Rhode Island, private sex in exchange for payment between consenting adults is legal, but bad legislation has been proposed that would make this illegal in Providence.  Even though the proposed legislation would make it a crime to sell sex acts, Donna Hughes, a prostitution prohibitionist, said that this legislation would not victimize prostitutes or unduly harm prostitutes.  I totally disagree.   By criminalizing the sale of sex acts, prostitutes could be persecuted under this horrible legislation.  Also, Donna Hughes mentioned that many prostitutes are coerced into prostitution by pimps.  I’m not denying that this is true in some cases, but it’s also true that some workers who engage in sex for payment don’t even work for pimps.   Here’s a link to an article addressing this terrible  legislation: 

 http://www.projo.com/news/content/SEX_TRAFFICKING_04-18-07_PE59S6P.355cf58.html 

2 Responses

  1. Ah, and in sweep the moral guardians destined to save these women from themselves…again.

    Anyone got an airsick bag?

  2. Check out this film on the asian massage parlors. See the women and what they think. Follow 3 women for 3 years as the debate to re-criminalize prostitution rages on in legislation.
    http://www.happyendingsdocumentary.com

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