Alarmist Newsweek Article on Prostitution
--When did guys *not* pay for sex? Far as I know, that was the reasoning for patriarchy -- to keep women dependent on men. In the pre-feminist era, women were more or less economically dependent on men, and in exchange the men got sex.
--The article is alarmist in that it assumes that because so many men consume pornography and pay for sex, the rate of men doing so is going up. I've been to the old whorehouse in Pompeii with pornography in the walls and sex *not* for free.
--Personal reaction: men paying for sex is just absolutely gross. I never have and never will. It's as degrading for the client as the servant!