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Is a PROSTIUTE really a victim????

  1. jcv profile image55
    jcvposted 8 years ago

    Im confused on this issue what do you guys reall think are they or not

    1. Friendlyword profile image60
      Friendlywordposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      From A man's point of view I'll try to answer that question the best I can. I feel it is not my place to speak on womens issues like abortion. But on this subject I speak from experience. In all cases YES people are victims of Prostitution. Some women are hungry, strung out, or in some other type of desparate situation.  Others are angry and striking out at their love ones by becoming stank HOs and shamimig their family.  Finally their are the mentally ill that actually think it is alright and they got everything under control. You feel so beutiful and wanted and on top of the world. Then one day you see the look of disgust on somebodys face just before they turn away from you. And you never feel clean again in your life. Ever.  I hope this helps you in some way.
      A Friendlyword

      1. kirstenblog profile image80
        kirstenblogposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Well said Friendlyword! This is such a sensitive subject for those involved. Its nice to see some compassion on the subject.

      2. jcv profile image55
        jcvposted 8 years agoin reply to this
        1. Friendlyword profile image60
          Friendlywordposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          OK I hope THEY get mental help.

    2. IntimatEvolution profile image71
      IntimatEvolutionposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      A victim from "Christian" persecution and in justice of not allowing to work.

    3. LEFT HAND OF GOD profile image53
      LEFT HAND OF GODposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      A) Why is this in the religion topics?

      B) Why did you post it twice?

      C) Yes, you are very confused.

  2. Jerami profile image71
    Jeramiposted 8 years ago

    was this profession  chosen by free will?
         do they love or hate their work?
         If they are victims? ... they are victims of societies behavior to them in their earlier years, while their mindset was being established.
         If they run into the wrong customer they may well become a victim of STDs , masochist's , murderers etc.
         By this point in life forward, IF they are victims then they are their own victims from their own free will.
         Sometimes people find themselves between a rock and a hard place.
         Sometimes our choices are simply choosing the lesser of two evils.
         Fear of the unknown can be an imaginary fence keeping us from making different choices.
         I believe that prostitution is a bad choice in life but I can not judge anyone for their choices, for except for the grace of God, there I go ..

    1. jcv profile image55
      jcvposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      <jcv - do not post duplicate threads>

  3. zadrobi profile image59
    zadrobiposted 8 years ago

    They are victims of nothing more than you and I. Choices and paths bring success, failure, trauma, disdain, regret, fulfillment. My point: Two professors have child. The child is born with down syndrome. The child also has a small defect in the stomach that can be fixed in 20 minutes, but if it isn't fixed the baby will die. The parents don't want to save the child because of the hardships they will have to endure with the possibility of a severe case of down syndrome. The hospital files a suit against the parents and a desperate legal battle ensues to save the child. Meanwhile, a small group of nurses volunteer to treat the baby as their own and work 24 hours a day everyday to take care of the child. Three weeks later no decision has been made and the baby dies. The nurses that took care of the child for those three weeks are traumatized by the moral contradictions of the case and don't know if they should have done more or not been involved at all. The nurses all go through years of psychiatric evalutaion because of the trauma they suffered.
    We are all victim to something no matter what career path we choose. If it is our CHOICE to be in a profession, then we are a victim of nothing other than our choice.

  4. kephrira profile image59
    kephriraposted 8 years ago

    I think some are and some aren't. Although the ones that are victims often get more compassion than a man whose life follows a similar path.

    Aside from trafficed immigrants, who are clearly victims of lies and abused in the vast majority of cases, there are two kinds of prostitute - those who like the money and choose the work in full knowledge of what it involves - and who perhaps even enjoy it - and the kind who are desperate for money for drugs. This second type, were they men, would be robbers and gangsters who would not be treated as victims at all, but criminals. Yet women who are in the same situation but then go to selling their body because it is preferable to them compared to his kind of criminality get treated as victims of their punters, who are often just sad lonely men with no love in their lives.

    1. Friendlyword profile image60
      Friendlywordposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Very good point. I didn't think about the criminal Ho. They are treated better by society than a male offender. Often a HO  takes more than a marks money. They take his pride, dignity, reputation, his freedom, his family, job, everything.  A dude just takes your wallet.

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    sneakorocksolidposted 8 years ago

    All women should aspire to service men for money. Let's face it if it wasn't for a marraige liecense all women would be having sex for something. So we should just remove the stigma of the word whore and use it for all women no matter their persuit in life just like the rappers do.

    1. Friendlyword profile image60
      Friendlywordposted 8 years agoin reply to this


  6. Colebabie profile image60
    Colebabieposted 8 years ago

    <---- not a whore smile

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      sneakorocksolidposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'm sorry. I didn't mean that, of course not you or the women I know, I just think sometimes people want to make everything ok and it's not. I think that life choice is a poor choice.

      1. Colebabie profile image60
        Colebabieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        And that is your opinion. I wouldn't use the word whore. And I would be careful about assuming, because there are some crazy stats about prostitution.

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    zampanoposted 8 years ago

    A prostitue remains a woman.
    That is her basic condition.
    She is a Mother, a Lover, a Woman.
    Some things you may choose, others not.
    Some just feed their children with their earnings, others just buy expensive clothes and shoes.

  8. Cagsil profile image59
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    I guess, if you really want to answer the question properly, it would be wise and prudent to break it down and examine it for what it is?

    Is a "prostitute" really a victim?

    Well, when you break it down, it boils down to whether or not a prostitute(man or woman) became a victim.

    The profession of a prostitute is NOT suppose to be dangerous, when it comes down to it. It's the people who take it to a different level. The prostitute is simply trying to make money and it is the CHOICE of the individual, who is selling the goods or services offered.

    The fact that "prostitution" is illegal in most states, can make life really difficult for those who choose to make it their way of life.

    A Prostitute, can become a victim, if his/her profession puts their life in danger. It only takes one and your life could come to an abrupt end.

    Is Prostitution ethical? In a CIVILIZED society, absolutely not. Prostitution is a last-ditch effort to live. Some people take advantage and traffic in human beings, so they can make money, so this profession is looked and frowned upon.

    I hoped I helped.

    1. jcv profile image55
      jcvposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      why is it that pimp is the only one held accountable when he simply manages the employee that recutied HIM the role of thim pimp is to cut down the odds of the worker getting victimized

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    ryankettposted 8 years ago

    Sometimes yes, sometimes no. Some hookers enter into prostitutions as a lifestyle choice, god knows why, but they make the decision to sell their bodies. Whether that is because they like to buy designer clothes, they have low self esteem, or even become drug addicts and need to feed their habits. They have all made a series of lifestyle choices. In fact, many actually enjoy their work.

    On the other side, you have those that are forced into the trade. And some drug addicts fall into this category, following the well trodden route of meeting a bf - who happens to be a drug dealer etc etc.... but as a whole drug addicts do not get my sympathy, they all chose to take drugs.

    The 'forced' ones to which I refer are trafficked girls. Go to Italy, Holland, or even London..... and most of the girls would be kidnapped or sold by families or gang lords in eastern europe, smuggled across borders, and forced to sleep with people 7 days a week. Trafficked prostitutes are of course victims. They are victims of abduction and daily rape and extortion.

    Any prostitute that is not physically forced into the trade does not, in my opinion, justify any sympathy whatsoever. If they cannot sustain their drug habits on welfare or in a fast food restaurant, then they need to give those habits up. Sympathy is not what those people need, it is tough love.

    1. Cagsil profile image59
      Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Nice response.

  10. Jerami profile image71
    Jeramiposted 8 years ago


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    pgrundyposted 8 years ago

    It's foolish to make generalizations. I've known prostitutes. Some would say they were choosing their lives freely, others were clearly in a big mess and had such screwed up lives I doubt they are even still alive. A lot of them had dads or step-dads who regularly had sex with them. Some had mothers who were prostitutes. Some were addicts.

    Not that many prostitutes work for themselves. Whe n some third party is making money off a girl that person is not going to be very open to her desire to go to nursing school, or whatever. That's how girls end up in dumpsters and open fields with their throats cut.

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      sneakorocksolidposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      They pay them for that?

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    pgrundyposted 8 years ago

    That's funny? See, I don't find that funny. Glad you're having a good time.

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      sneakorocksolidposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Take a break! I agree with what you said I was just trying to make you smile. You need to back-off a-bit.

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    sneakorocksolidposted 8 years ago

    Sorry Pam. I guess I can't get it right with you.

  14. aware profile image69
    awareposted 8 years ago

    unless forced to do so, answers no

  15. aware profile image69
    awareposted 8 years ago

    and further more  in my opinion it should be legal

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    logic,commonsenseposted 8 years ago

    We all prostitute ourselves in one form or another.  Most here prostitute themselves so they can get people to read their hubs. If you work in an office or factory or anywhere, you prostitute your intellect or your labor for a paycheck.  Why deny anyone the ability to sell whatever they have and are willing to sell?

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    B.C. BOUTIQUEposted 8 years ago

    No..they choose their way of life..
    I grew up extremly poor, I lived in a car at 16 with my dog and a small social security check I got from my fathers death ( I was amancipated at 16 - I was an abused child who was adopted and he woman who adopted me was dying )..
    I stayed in school, graduated, got some college in before becoming permanently disabled. I could of been a prostitute..nut I did not choose that path, I was into drugs and things I should never have touched, but I worked after school, I was lucky enough to meet a man to love me and save my life..
    but even if he would not of come along, I still would of never sold myself, there are other means in every situation

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    danica887posted 8 years ago

    the very fact that women are conceptualized as "prostitutes," or that there are social roles for servicing men sexually speaks to the fact that men are dominating women. it has nothing to do with the woman's behavior.