The Myth of Criminalizing Prostitution

Robert Arthur, author of the cartoon and blog post sent me the link and asked me to post it here. He examines how criminalizing prostitution does not protect the worker in any way, inspired by the reactions because Markoff found his victim through CraigsList.

10 Responses

  1. Slightly off topic, but related:

    The book reviews section (ironically subtitled “Bound But Not Gagged”) of the Canadian leftie website Rabble.ca just posted an extremely fawning review of Victor Malarek’s Johns book. Link here.

  2. Victor Malarek: Another professional finger-waggerer with a voyeuristic rescue fetish. A male Academic White Lady .

  3. Thanks for the links. Sickening book. I’d like to know why (once again), this MAN who is NOT a sex worker decides that sex workers who call for a change in the laws shouldn’t be listened to and apparently don’t know what they really want.

    Malek couldn’t make a profile of a “typical john”? That’s easy, it’s the man next door. Any man. Just as sex workers are any woman. We’re people, for god’s sake.

    XX

  4. “Based on interviews with 16 johns and more than 5,000 posts on their online chat rooms and web forums,”

    Damn that’s some thorough research! /sarcasm

    Review boards are so not the place to study johns. It’s a place to study men who like to go to review boards. Get your analytic frame right.

  5. yeah, they must be using polls like this one on this client based chat board for their research

    http://forum.myredbook.com/dcforum2/DCForumID8/28585.html

    POLL: What is your religious/spiritual orientation?

  6. Maxine,

    Forgot about those things. I really worry the researchers took those polls seriously!😦

    XX

  7. That Canuck site? Gosh, those evil lefties are at it again!!!

    P.S. Folks, I just loved your link to The Onion on how porn-watching kids learn that sex is fun . It says so much about your ‘value’ system, and how low you’ll stoop to ‘justify’ prostitution in all its forms.

    I now notice its gone. Is this because you’ve – finally, like three years later – realised that The Onion is a satirical web-site?

    Or because your site might get a – deserved – visit from the cops?

  8. “P.S. Folks, I just loved your link to The Onion on how porn-watching kids learn that sex is fun . It says so much about your ‘value’ system, and how low you’ll stoop to ‘justify’ prostitution in all its forms.”

    What do you mean by “folks?” One person posted that piece from the Onion, not all of us, and this blog hasn’t event been up for 3 years, so your time frame is way off.

  9. Not that it matters but I posted on request of someone else. Gee, Freedromideology, it was satire??? No way…. The Onion is satire? Thank you for pointing that out. All the other stuff on that site seems so real……… I always thought the congressman advancing the Ocular Penetration Restriction Act of 2007 on that same site was really fighting the scourge of ocular penetration…………… And that Congress was going to move the Capitol to Memphis or Birmingham for a better stadium deal. The whole site seemed so real………… It is satire? Wow, thank God we have a radical feminist to make that clear.

  10. Awww! But I think it’s cute that FreedFromIdeology comes here to post. Bless her/him. Clearly s/he hasn’t many places to exercise his/her bigotry. Thank goodness we can provide that space for her/him.🙂

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