The Guardian se hace eco de un nuevo estudio sobre el consumo de prostitución basado en entrevistas a varios usuarios: Men Who Buy Sex. Who they buy and what they know. Creo que el trabajo hay que cogerlo con pinzas, hace generalizaciones a partir de anécdotas y llega a conclusiones curiosamente coincidentes con cierta visión feminista de las cosas. Pero revela opiniones y datos de interés que contribuyen a hacerse una idea más cabal de lo que es el mundo de la prostitución, sobre todo en el lado de la demanda.
Me chocó especialmente un párrafo que copio a continuación (énfasis mío):
The more accepting they were of prostitution, the more likely they were to also accept cultural myths about rape such as “Women say no but they really mean yes” or “A woman who dresses provocatively is asking to be raped.” The notion that prostitutes are “un-rape-able” was a common belief among the men in this sample. Twenty-five per cent told us that the very concept of raping a prostitute or call girl was “ridiculous.” Nearly one-half of the buyers stated that rape happens because men get sexually carried away (47%) or their sex drive gets “out of control” (48%). Sixteen per cent stated that they would rape a woman if they could be assured that they would not be caught. Acknowledging their sexually coercive behaviours with non-prostitute women, 37% told us that they had tricked non-prostituting women into having sex by lying to them. Twenty-four per cent asserted that the concept of rape simply does not apply to women in prostitution.
El mismo 16% que me gustaría ver castrado.