Perhaps the bigger question is not ‘why do women feel the need to remove all their body hair’, but ‘why do men insist on their women looking as childlike as possible’
Prostitution is illegal because it has the potential to give women ownership of their sexuality and there’s no way that can be allowed.
i wouldn’t call an industry with an 85% rape rate “ownership of women’s sexuality”
Not forgetting that:
- Women and girls represent 98 per cent of the estimated 4.5 million forced into sexual exploitation
Oh and also:
- 75% of women involved in prostitution started as children.
- 74% of women cite poverty as the primary motivator for entering prostitution (Melrose 2002).
Up to 70% of women in prostitution spent time in care, 45% report sexual abuse and 85% physical abuse within their families (Home Office 2006).
Up to 95% of women in prostitution are problematic drug users, including around 78% heroin users and rising numbers of crack cocaine addicts (Home Office 2004).
More than half of UK women in prostitution have been raped and/or seriously sexually assaulted. At least three quarters have been physically assaulted (Home Office 2004).
68% of women in prostitution meet the criteria for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in the same range as torture victims and combat veterans undergoing treatment (Ramsey et al 1993).
The mortality rate for women in prostitution in London suffer is 12 times the national average (Home Office 2004).
- A global study of prostitution found that 9 out of 10 women in prostitution would like to exit if they could (Farley, 2003).
(Original source: Prostitution - The Facts)