The lessons I learned regarding interpersonal relationships during my lifelong tenure in the adult entertainment industry have proven to help many suffering with miscommunication, misunderstandings or even infidelity within their relationships.
If we truly wanted to prevent the sex trafficking of children, we would legalize adult consensual prostitution and take the millions spent arresting women who sell sex by choice and rescue minors who are truly being coerced into sex against their will.
Those seem like sound ideas to me, but they might be beyond the reach of the various governments in those countries where, much to the chagrin of the European Central Bank, citizens do still have the right to vote.
Some hedge fund managers feel they are above appearances, if not the law. Some investors believe prostitution isn't a big deal, too. But there's a large cohort of investors that won't go near a hedge fund manager with a reputation for using prostitutes.
In preparation for NATO, both local law enforcement and the military are sending a message to pimps, traffickers and potential customers: If you buy sex in Chicago, there will be consequences for your crimes.
As the founding volunteer director for Thistle Farms I have long ago bought into the myth that beggars can't be choosers. As a professional beggar and priest for more than 20 years, I now understand beggars have to be choosy.