There are pimps and there are ho’s. There are rules to the game these players play, and one of the rules is cash at hand and sex on demand. There are rules to the game that prosecutes these players, and one of the rules is that what counts as consent gets to be determined courtside. An expert can testify that pimp-ho sex is noncensual by definition, thus turning every sexual transaction into a sex crime. Like Antoinette the partying girl and Zeina the late-night date, those who go pro lose their sexual autonomy – on both sides of the legal divide. For on this point, judge and pimp agree: only the uninebriated and the unpaid are allowed to freely choose to have sex.
The Guilt Project: Rape, Morality and the Law – Vanessa Place