Some say it is a catch 22 situation, while others say that what’s good for one should be good for another. But sex for money will land a streetwalker in jail long before it ever would a woman who gives sex for Rodeo Drive shopping baubles.
Fox News reported that the Rodeo Drive women who live like Julia Robert’s “Pretty Woman” movie character — shopping up a storm on a rich man’s dime, in exchange for sex — slide under the judicial and police radar. But streetwalkers still get picked up and hauled to jail. And some people think that’s a dirty shame.
“Girls are just another thing for Hollywood folks to entertain with — champagne, a meal and a girl,” a California District Attorney named Robin Sax said. And Sax is right, as poignantly illustrated in “Pretty Woman”. Wealthy men want a pretty bauble on their arms when dining out and the girls want pretty baubles for going.
But swapping gifts isn’t just a public activity in these cases, and girls who sell their services — dinner first, sex later — for a pretty bauble, are as much prostitutes as streetwalkers, according to a madam who went on to become a published author after her conviction.
“The sugar daddy is the client, and prostitution is alive and well, and burning up the Internet,” Former madam Jody Gibson told Pop Tarts.
Given that Jody, also known as “Babydol” wrote a tell-all about her “Secrets of a Hollywood Super Madam”, it appears that she might be more “in the know” than others on the topic of what constitutes a prostitute and what doesn’t. And she thinks that whenever sex is exchanged for money it is prostitution.
Police arrest girls who walk the street propositioning men for sex for a price. Rodeo Drive, however, has no such undercover cop operatives staked out in Neiman Marcus to haul off the “Pretty Woman” who shops there, with sugar daddy in tow. Is that a crime or not?
Georgia law doesn’t make shopping with your sugar daddy a crime in the Mall of Georgia or anywhere else in the state. Kept women who reside in elegant and expensive Atlanta highrise residential buildings aren’t hauled into a local precinct after a night out on the town with their “client” either.
But streetwalkers in downtown Atlanta can expect to be arrested for hawking their wares if caught. And in the most recently released arrest records from the Atlanta Police Department, 58 women and 26 men (73 African Americans and 5 Caucasians) were arrested for prostitution within a one month time span. Their ages ranging from as young as 19 to as high as over aged 65 in one case. So should legislation be changed to mete out an equal measure of justice to a “Pretty Woman” of 20 or so at the Mall of Georgia to that a pretty streetwalker of 19 would get in downtown Atlanta?
Reference: Fox News