English translation of an article by a German prostitution survivor
“I have not witnessed one single prostitute who hasn’t been sexually abused/raped or experienced some other form of sexualized violence as a child or as an adult. I would even venture to say that the reason why our society doesn’t consistently shut down the mass abuse of young girls is that it profits from it. “
and one from a few years back
“”Prostitution is not work,” said Farley, a psychologist who has spent years researching prostitution and its psychological effects. “Rather, it’s a human rights violation.” …
Jody Williams, a former prostitute and member of the Nevada Coalition Against Sex Trafficking, agreed.
“When women quit prostitution, they … suffer from a broad range of physical and emotional disorders,” she said. “Women in prostitution suffer from the same combat stress that Vietnam and combat vets do, but they have fewer services than vets do.”