Why would we legalise what women who have experienced it call ‘paid rape’ and voluntary slavery’?
What is prostitution really like for the person in it? Recently The Economist ran a debate online about legalising prostitution. Putting the case against was San Francisco psychologist Melissa Farley, who is also the founder of Prostitution Research and Education. In view of the relentless campaign to legalise prostitution on the ground that it would then be essentially harmless and a matter of choice, MercatorNet invited Dr Farley to set out the facts of the matter as she knows them from 15 years of research and dealings with prostituted and trafficked women.
Source: MercatorNet 18 October 2010 http://www.mercatornet.com/articles/view/the_real_harms_of_prostitution
[Note. One of the Society’s objectives is: “To focus attention on the harmful nature and consequence of sexual promiscuity, obscenity, pornograhy and violence.” Society members have analysed the extensive publications of Dr Melissa Farley relating to prostitution in preparing submissions over the last few years to City Councils on proposed by-law changes relating to the control of prostitution].