A ‘John,’ who admits to frequently hiring prostitutes online, says a new King County, Washington effort to target men buying sex is ‘fruitless.’
“There’s a community of guys like me, we’re called hobbyists. And we have forums, online forums. These law enforcement are going to be outed and I really doubt this program is going to work, just like a lot of their programs don’t work.”
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Satterberg argues men like Chris perpetuate a culture of abuse in which most women are trapped in a cycle of exploitation.
Monson disputes that, arguing many sex workers seem to be willing and happy participants. He says legalizing prostitution would end many of the problems that exist.
Chris agrees and he challenges Satterberg’s contention most of the women selling sex are doing it against their own will.
“There are plenty of women that are doing it of their own accord and I would say they are the majority … if I had to put figures on it, I would say 10 percent or less of the women who are advertised on the Internet are in a bad situation and being controlled,” he tells Dori.