Most Women Don’t Use Male ProstitutesAugust 23, 2010 No Comments
There have been a few stories lately about women patronizing male brothels. Most recently New Zealand announced the opening of their first male brothel.
Julie Bindel at the Guardian thinks promoting women as patrons is a ruse to create a distraction.
Exploitation does not disappear when women are the buyers, but sexing up the numbers of women paying for sex is a ruse adopted by the pro-prostitution lobby to divert attention from the fact that the sex industry, in the main, benefits men and harms women.
Bindel has written about women who take part in sex tourism in poor countries but stresses they are the minority. We told you about a male brothel in Nevada where the sole male worker left after having fewer than ten customers.
So women, generally, don’t use male sex workers. But is this because they don’t want to? Or is it because they don’t know how to access it and the industry is build for men?
Either way, “females are still far more likely to be abused within prostitution than paying for it” and this is something that should not be forgotten.