sporting events attract moral panics about prostitution and human trafficking - but little real concern for the well-being of sex workers
During the time that viewers wanted men crowd around games, so we have those who boasted of how many documents sports women attending the service of all the captives fans. Historians have said that along with the athletes and the people who worshiped them, prostitutes, well versed in ancient Greece for the Olympics, where they could win a one-year paid work on the stands.
Now, the modern sex worker is supposed to follow a migratory route similar, but considerably amplified by the magnitude of the global tourism and mega sporting events: the World Cup, Grand Prix, the Super Bowl - all supposedly attract thousands of women who offer paid sex.
attractive is a fantasy, the kind of thing you can imagine in a book powdery mildew, or use winky meat for escort agencies and strip clubs of their seasonal marketing. Fantasy asks us to imagine the packages visit the men excited, full of blood for victory or defeat deflation. Who is going to party with them? Who is going to calm down? Worse, all that walking and hunting balls (or just watch) is said to satisfy the demand for sex so hard that Deplete the sex of a city.Headline
alternating custody exciting and we were told that during the 2012 Olympics in London would be "flooded" with prostitutes, and 2013 Super Bowl to New Orleans, the city would organize a " dark underworld "of illicit sex for sale. Like all fantasies, the" sports sex workers wick "trope should be mostly harmless. We talk about our culture is deeply rooted myths and fears about sex work, but can do nothing to stimulate a genuine concern for sex workers. In other words, it is a harmless fantasy - even exploited by those who find it threatening or politically useful
can not take a page from the sex industry itself, opponents capitalize sex workers sex working fantasy sports drill for their causes. The fight against prostitution charities mentioned in the media as experts, enjoy greater visibility. Similarly, the police can inflame fear of gaining public support for the Suppression of Prostitution - and too often, by extension, what is done
We saw recently in London, where police raided brothels, sex workers arrested and threatened with arrest if they returned to their larger communities - all part of its efforts to " clean the streets "for the 2012 Games. Contrary to claims that the offensive is focused on "Johns" and "demand", extension agents reported that the police made it more difficult for them to provide sex workers with safer sex supplies, information health and referral services. Georgina Perry, director general of Doors Open, an operation extension services since 2003, writes that the consequences of repression for reasons Olympics is underway
"I would say we are picking up the pieces, and we will take some time to restore the confidence of sex workers in institutional support. Where the relationship between the services of sex workers and their clients has been good, now breaks. now looked askance as "benefactors or liquidators".
"Where sex workers may feel can report crimes against them to the police, there is now a dangerous and suspicious atmosphere in London with crimes go unreported for fear of unintended consequences. "
A similar pattern of pre-game advertising, followed by the arrests that took place in New Orleans in the days before the Super Bowl. Anti-prostitution activists like Terra Koslowski warned the media, "we know that pimps appear across the country for what is essentially a big party." She went to the Super Bowl, too - to bars of soap with the Join "Save Our teenage prostitution" at the hotel and a national telephone in every room.
Fox News had a crew camera follows a team of volunteers who tried to save "women" in the streets and strip clubs. "The signs are possible early girls who struggle to make eye contact," said the network. They took pictures of mobile plates believed belonged to "Johns" and saw a group of women who seemed to be taking a cigarette break outside a club. The report continues:
"While tourists may believe that the smile of a stripper is a sign that you have chosen lifestyles, lawyers and researchers trained police know that there could be something. "