“Without exiting programmes, without long-term counselling, without a safe place to live, without an real job or route to a job, without knowing prostituted women can keep their children – we are just abandoning those inside the sex trade.”
Dedicated to Chelsea Geddes, who I hope can understand.
I am often asked how I exited indoors prostitution, as if the answer will give the listener/reader a neat and happy ending.
When I exited, there was no exiting programmes, no real understanding that indoors prostitution could cause long-term damage – there was no interest in getting the prostituted freedom and full humanity.
I exited because I choose to live, I exited because I could be torture any more – but I exited by my sheer stubborn will to be a human that could matter.
I am fully behind the Nordic Approach, if there are long-term and holistic exiting programs in all countries that do that system.
It is not good enough to just fine punters – that is a small start, but do not make a finish.
Personally, I cannot understand the fear to imprison punters – are they not serial…
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