Prostitution Is A Sign Of Strength

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I was moving around Petaling Street that night, and I noticed some girls on cigarettes leaning against a wall, at an alley. The alley wasn’t dark, and I could see that these ladies were between their 40s. They weren’t dress to kill, and they weren’t at all attractive (to me that is). However, something about them made me say that these ladies were prostitutes.

Their gesture and how they were just ‘hanging around’ some odd-looking motel seemed to make my intuition stronger, as they puffed out their cigarette smoke. Anyway, I could be wrong. I do stand to be corrected. (Photo above from martyriemer.com)

Nonetheless, I did a quick search on prostitution and sex in Chinatown a.k.a Petaling Street, and found the following message from this blog.

I stalled, collected my thoughts, and nodded to the statement. We all have looked down on prostitutes, and we think it’s a dirty way to earn money. However, under certain circumstances, particularly those mentioned above… I have nothing but pity over these girls which are forced into the ‘game’.

Your thoughts?

9 COMMENTS

  1. You could start by asking the streetwalkers if they honestly wanted to do what they were doing, or would they rather be doing something else more dignified.

    I believe only the highest paid “escorts” who are actually in control of their situations would consider their occupation to be a symbol of strength. If you’re not in control of your life (ie your customers are arranged for you by your pimp who will beat you up if you don’t make him enough money) then that’s not a position of strength at all.

    Women need to be treated with dignity and respect. Prostitution for the most part takes that away from them.

    • “Women need to be treated with dignity and respect. Prostitution for the most part takes that away from them.” <-- agree on this bro. As for the part about strength, isn't just surviving a terrible ordeal and staying alive a sign of strength as well? I think some would just give up and probably try to kill themselves. What do you think?

  2. I’ve stopped looking down on prostitutes ever since I had my first encounter with them years ago. I’ve chatted with several of them on their life as a GRO (a far more polite term for prostitute I must say); it’s just like what the writer for that article wrote.

    One of them is doing the oldest profession in the world because she is trying to save up to get into college and get a regular job like us; another is doing it to support her child back in the Philippines. They were not forced into it, and with such good money offer to them as compared to work at their hometowns how can they say no to the job?

    Dirty money it may be, but is the money really dirty for all of them?

    I am against forced prostitution and the syndicates behind it that’s for sure, but I have nothing against the ladies who had willingly chosen this path.

  3. Do you watch Secret Diary of a Call Girl series? That’s another angle to look at it, whereby the girl just loves sex and figure a way to earn something from doing what she does best. And she called herself an Escort. A funny take on it, altho there is always a danger somewhere. Anyway, it is a crime if someone is forced to do it, or if some parties get more than the workers who do all the job. BUt how do you justify someone who does it voluntarily, and liking it for the sake of the sex and money? In some countries, they even legalize it. Hmmm…

  4. “As for the part about strength, isn’t just surviving a terrible ordeal and staying alive a sign of strength as well? I think some would just give up and probably try to kill themselves. What do you think?”

    Yes, it is a sign of strength to carry on in the face of such adversity. But it is not a sign of power.

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