Throughout the existence of prostitution, there has always been the concept that it would ok if only it was safer.
But how in reality it the owning of women and girls to be sex-toys for men made safer.
Yes, give out condoms. Yes, have bouncers and alarms. Yes, have women working in smaller groups. Yes, the women will look out for each other.
But do any of these stop the rapes, the sexual torturing and the murders of prostituted women and girls.
Not when prostitution is built on owning the woman or girl.
Say the prostitute is property and then she is an object with no voice, no rights and certainly no boundaries.
Say the john owned her and then he had complete permission to do whatever he wants with.
He can speak with her, he can bash her up, he can buy her gifts, he can anally rape her, he can make her his princess, he can choke he whilst raping her, and I can go on and on and on.
The bottom line is that the john chooses whether to place the prostitute on a pedestal or kick her into the gutter.
There can never be safety for the prostituted woman or girl.
She is a slave, and slave just thanks their lucky stars that they can still breathe.
So talk of making it safer, sometimes feels like a sick joke – only I have forgotten how to laugh.