Argument: Prostitution simply combines sex and free markets, both legal

Issue Report: Prostitution


  • Wendy McElroy, Research Fellow at the Independent Institute. “‘Solutions’ to Prostitution”. Feb. 13, 2001 – “Prostitution is not merely an exchange of sexual favors; it is a financial exchange. At this point, individualist feminists rise to defend the free market as well as a woman’s self-ownership. This is expressed by the question: ‘Prostitution is a combination of sex and the free market. Which one are you against?’
Feminists of all stripes should speak with one voice to demand the safety of these women by granting them the same protection as any other woman can expect. Only decriminalization can provide this.”[1]