Prostitution Statistics and Rape - Physical Abuse of Prostitutes Common

(6 Posts)
Natalie555 Fri 11-Jan-13 11:38:10

As the researchers note, other studies have proven again and again that most women who work as prostitutes have been physically or sexually abused as children. Farley and Barkan’s findings not only confirm this fact but also highlight that for some, abuse begins so early that the child is not able to comprehend what is happening to her: ...

http://womensissues.about.com/od/rapesexualassault/a/Wuornos.htm

Natalie555 Fri 11-Jan-13 11:39:07

Place marking to read link later

ProzacHelps Fri 11-Jan-13 18:12:04

"Aileen Carol Wuornos was executed by lethal injection on October 9, 2002. " So sad. She must have been so tormented by her life experiences. May she Rest In Peace. God knows she was living in hell on earth.

Frans1982 Mon 14-Jan-13 22:40:43

How many threads on sex work are you gonna spam the board with? We don't need multiple threads on the exact same topic.

FrothyDragon Tue 15-Jan-13 20:19:36

Frans, there is no need to be so rude.

Also, please don't refer to prostitution as sex work. It's not. The name sex work gives the false image that prostitution is empowering, liberating...

Eighty-two percent of these respondents reported having been physically assaulted since entering prostitution. Of those who had been physically assaulted, 55% had been assaulted by customers. Eighty-eight percent had been physically threatened while in prostitution, and 83% had been physically threatened with a weapon....Sixty-eight percent...reported having been raped since entering prostitution. Forty-eight percent had been raped more than five times. Forty-six percent of those who reported rapes stated that they had been raped by customers.

sad Too sad for words.

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