As long as men prioritise their perceived right to the bodies of impoverished women and girls over women's basic human rights, the prostitution industry will continue to thrive.
"I spent 15 years servicing men and allowing them to use me any way they saw fit. I've had clients confess that the things they paid me to do were things they would never ask their wives, whom they respected, or their 'child's mother' to do."
"The [sex] buyer's economic power means he determines how the sexual act will be played out. Buyers believe their purchasing power entitles them to demand any type of sex they want."
Caitlin Roper is an activist and campaigns manager for the grassroots movement Collective Shout. She is a contributor to the recent book, Prostitution Narratives: Stories of Survival in the Sex Trade.
The Men who Buy Women for Sex Caitlin RoperABC Religion and Ethics 7 Sep 2016Tweet