The pimp lobby perpetuate myths, both in the media and in seeking to change legislation, such as full decriminalisation. (Which means legalised pimping and brothels) They argue that the Nordic model would force prostitution underground, expose sex workers to greater danger and prevent them coming forward to report violence and access health and other services. Is a complete falsehood.
In Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland), prostitution itself (the exchange of sexual services for money) is legal, but a number of related activities, including soliciting in a public place, kerb crawling, owning or managing a brothel, pimping and pandering, are crimes.It is also illegal to buy sex from a person younger than eighteen. Research published in 2015 indicated that there were approximately 72,800 'sex workers' in the UK; 88% were women, 6% men and 4% transgender. According to data from the Office for National Statistics, prostitution contributed £5.3 billion to the UK economy in 2009. In 2015 the HMRC set up a dedicated "adult entertainment task force" to collect unpaid income tax from, among others, online escort agencies.
Evidence submitted to the enquiry indicated that Britain had approximately 70,000 prostitutes who earned an average of £2,000 a week. Submissions to the Home Affairs Select Committee, said that sex workers in Britain charged an average of £78 for services and had around 25 clients per week.
The Policing and Crime Act 2009 (together with the Sexual Offences Act 2003) replaced most aspects of previous legislation relating to prostitution, although previous acts still remain in force. Working as a prostitute in private is not an offence, and neither is working as an outcall escort. Nor is it illegal for prostitutes to sell sex at a brothel provided they are not involved in management or control of the brothel. Street prostitution, however, is illegal. (Except in certain parts of the UK such as Leeds (see below)
The pimp lobby also state that 'Anti-sex work' activists - conflate 'sex work' with sex trafficking. Although many women may say that they 'choose' to be 'sex workers' The crux of the matter here, is that according to a UN report from 2012, there are 2.4 million people throughout the world who are victims of human trafficking at any given moment. In this annual US$32 billion industry, 80 percent of victims are being exploited as sexual slaves. Also most of the girls and women who enter prostitution are from dysfunctional homes, abused as children, rape victims and/or runaways who display high-risk sexual behaviours and are drug and/or alcohol dependant, due to complex PTSD or can be participating in survival sex, due to adverse poverty/homelessness. There is much research online and also survivor/activist websites such as Space International which provide stories, articles and resources or here - Ressources prostitution
Statistics on prostitution in London
and the UK
The pimps and punters
Many pimps can be husbands, boyfriends, parents and relatives who are abusive,dominating and controlling. There are many different reasons why pimps sell girls and women. Although they are all psychopathic, most do it for the enormous profits. Whilst others are often drug dependant themselves and force or coerce their partners or even their own children into the sex trade.
Punters don't care if a girl or woman has been trafficked or is in prostitution for other reasons, such as past child abuse and substance abuse. He is paying for a service and that's what he's going to get, regardless of the circumstances.
Let's take a look at the men that fuel prostitution and sex trafficking..
And remember, if these men did not buy girls and women's (and boys and men) bodies, there would be NO prostitution or sex trafficking. They created the demand and they create absolute terror, fear, pain and suffering of millions of women and children on a daily basis.
Who are they?
They are paying rapists.
They speak the same language as rapists.
They are aroused by 'lack of consent'
They are 'sexually entitled'
They are aroused by power and control over women.
They have a great sense of sexual entitlement.
They have no empathy and are often cruel, verbally/physically abusive and sexually violent.
They want to rein-act what they see in pornography.
They hate women and enjoy hurting them physically and/or emotionally.
They are from all walks of life.
Many of them are married, have partners and have children.
The only time you will see the faces of punters, is when they are arrested and their mugshots are released in countries like the USA. But these buyers below agreed to an interview and appeared in a German magazine.
'A job like any other job'
Or 'Sex work is work'...This is the manipulative rhetoric of the pimp lobby.
If this was the case, then why aren't we all doing it. Why aren't more men doing it?
Normal, healthy women do not want repulsive, often degrading/violent sex with 25 strange men every week. Sex is a highly intimate act between consenting adults who find each other attractive and likeable and/or a way to express their love and affection. People (in general) do not/could not have sex with others that they find unattractive, ugly or repulsive to them. Never-mind having 'sex' with a constant string of highly abusive men.
And the reason that normal, healthy men do not sell their bodies, is because women do not buy men's bodies (very few)..Only other men do.
Ask yourselves..What kind of human being could buy such intimate acts with another human being, knowing that they are repulsed, find it painful, are traumatised and are most likely to be trafficked..
Punters know this..and they don't give a damn.
The following are some excerpts from different internet sources and sites such as UK Punting...
UK punting.com Where punters can 'Rate' the women in prostitution.
|What else would a punter do on a Sunday morning..|
'Dangerous punter warnings'
Not all of the men that buy women are outwardly physically or sexually violent. Just like rapists, some are violent, whilst others rape with smiles and 'tenderness'. Some rapists even apologise to the victims after the rape and promise themselves 'Never again'. There are many different types of rapists, how they act, depends on their psychopathy.
The following examples of violent men are screenshots from UKpunting.
And the violence doesn't just happen on the 'Streets' or with a woman alone in a dwelling, this one had a 'maid'..
|Sammi Jo - stabbed in the neck by a punter because she wouldn't do anal.|
The women patrol the streets in the Holbeck area of Leeds, a legalised red light zone recently made a permanent fixture in the city.
One sex worker – Sammi Jo – is using heroin and crack, spending up to £120 a day on her habit.
She told how she was abused as a child and taken away from her parents, which she believes makes it “easier” for her to sell her body.
Sammi Jo was also in a previous violent relationship, where she “got battered every day”.
She admitted: “I think, basically, I’m a shell of a body and they might as well have me.
“I’m an abused person, why not let them.”
Polish prostitute Daria Pionko kicked to death in Britain’s first managed red light area
Life Inside Britain's Legal Red Light District | Sex, Drugs & Murder - Episode 1
The invisible men project UK
The invisible men project Canada
The following is an excerpt taken from 'Journal of a serial rapist' in the book 'Sex related homicide and death investigation' by Vernon J. Geberth.
The following example of punter reviews have extremely similar callous and disparaging content, in regards to the serial rapists descriptions and fantasies of his female victims. Serial rapists are sexual sadists that are aroused by the fantasy,the hunting of his next victim and the humiliation, degradation, physical/psychological suffering and the power and control over her.
There is no real difference between the rapist and the punter. The rapist refers to himself as
a 'Hunter' and he spends each day planning and hunting for victims. The punter refers to himself as the 'Hobbyist' and the continuous 'buying of women' becomes his 'Hobby' They both create euphemisms to distance themselves from their perceived 'derogatory' names such as 'Rapist' and 'John' or 'prostitute user'.
They both have 'perfect' fantasies about 'How it's going to happen' But are often disappointed and frustrated. Also, because the punters are 'Paying' they become extremely angry. This anger and hatred shows through in their 'reviews' of visited prostitutes.
The following is a 2014 report by Ghada Jabbour, from the KAFA (enough) Violence & Exploitation is a Lebanese organisation, seeking to create a society that is free of social, economic and legal patriarchal structures that discriminate against women.
EXPLORING THE DEMAND FOR PROSTITUTION: What male buyers say about their motives, practices, and perceptions (Full report)
The psychology of Pimping
Pimp-controlled prostitution is ubiquitous
Violence and murders of prostitutes
Women working in prostitution experience more levels of violence against them than women working in other fields. In 2004 the homicide rate for female sex workers in the United States was estimated to be 204 per 100,000, although this figure mixes illegal work with legal work. This figure is considerably higher than that for the next riskiest occupations in the United States during a similar period (4 per 100,000 for female liquor store workers and 29 per 100,000 for male taxicab drivers). The prevalence of violence against prostitutes varies by location. A study of female prostitutes in Vancouver, Canada over the age of 14 who used illicit drugs other than marijuana found that 57% of sex-workers experienced some form of gender-based violence over an 18-month period. However, a study of 1,000 female (both cisgender and transgender) sex-workers in Phnom Penh, Cambodia found 93% of women surveyed had been the victim of rape in the past year.
Sexual violence is any sexual act or attempt to obtain a sexual act by violence or coercion, unwanted sexual comments or advances, acts to traffic a person or acts directed against a person's sexuality, regardless of the relationship to the victim. The risks of sexual abuse are overall lower than the risks of physical abuse with the exception of indoor prostitutes who report a higher rate of rape or attempted rape than any one type of physical violence. In one study, 44% of sex-workers reported having experienced sexual abuse in their lifetime. Rates of sexual assault and rape are higher among women (including transgender women) than among men, though the overall rate is high with one study finding that 68% of respondents had been raped since entering prostitution. These high levels of sexual violence suffered by sex workers have very traumatic effects on the men and women working as prostitutes. High levels of rape other forms of sexual violence while working as a prostitute have been significantly linked to higher levels of PTSD.
Sex workers (particularly those engaging in street prostitution) are also sometimes targeted by serial killers, who may consider them easy pickings and less likely to be missed, or who use the religious and social stigma associated with sex workers as justification for their murder.
The following are only a small sample of serial killers who murdered prostitutes.
(Even though, prostitutes were often warned by police and knew other women who had been murdered. They still remained on the streets, because nothing is more psychologically and physically powerful than getting your next fix, even the very real possibility of being murdered)
Peter Sutcliffe (aka the Yorkshire Ripper) murdered 13 women, some of whom were sex workers, from 1975-1980 in Northern England.
Gary Ridgway (aka the Green River Killer), confessed to killing 48 sex workers from 1982 to 1998, making him one of the most prolific serial killers in U.S. history.
Robert Hansen murdered between 15 and 21 sex workers, near Anchorage, Alaska, between 1980 and 1983.
Joel Rifkin confessed to killing 17 sex workers in the New York area between 1989 and 1993, without there having been a missing persons report filed on any of the women during that time.
More recently, Robert Pickton, a Canadian who lived near Vancouver, made headlines after the remains of numerous missing sex workers were found on his family farm. He has now been convicted of the murders of 6 women who went missing from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, and is suspected by police of killing at least twenty more (though no charges have been filed in relation to their deaths). In December 2007 he was sentenced to life in prison, with no possibility of parole for 25 years.
In December 2006, Steve Wright murdered five sex workers in Ipswich, England (see Ipswich serial murders).
Excerpt from- Sex related homicide and death investigation.
No. Punters kill.