WEIGHT: 50 kg
Sex services: Golden shower (out), Moresomes, Cunnilingus, Humiliation (giving), Hand Relief
The hardest battle I have ever fought as a feminist campaigner against male violence is against the expansion and normalisation of prostitution. During two years I travelled , miles, interviewing people around the world. The biggest obstacle I faced was the well-oiled propaganda machine that takes the truth about the sex trade and represents it to the world in the form of sanitised sop.
New Zealand is regularly held up as the gold standard model of how to eradicate problems inherent to prostitution. In its government voted by a majority of one to decriminalise pimping, brothel owning and sex buying. Except in the case of prostitution, human beings, not dead flesh, are the product for sale. Alongside other countries and states that have removed criminal penalties against sex trade exploiters, such as Holland, Germany, Nevada US , and some states in Australia, New Zealand helped to make selling sex as respectable and devoid of red tape as selling cars.
One of the many survivors of the sex trade I met during my research is Sabrinna Valisce, who volunteered with the NZPC over a year period. Valisce campaigned alongside her colleagues for blanket decriminalisation, but now regrets doing so.
According to Valisce, decriminalisation benefitted the punters and brothel owners rather than those selling sex within them. Across Holland, women have been imported by traffickers from Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia to meet the increased demand. There has been little or no support for women to exit prostitution, and the innate murkiness of the sex trade has not been washed away by legal benediction.
As in Germany and Nevada, the close links between organised crime and prostitution has not been disrupted, and women are still being murdered by pimps and punters at an alarming rate. Decriminalisation of the sex trade does nothing to protect those selling sex.