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A different take on the pimp/ho debate

March 7th, 2006

Dr Petra

In recent weeks there’s been a lot of media coverage about ‘pimp and ho culture’ – with critics claiming that rap music and other popular culture glamorises aspects of prostitution.

The arguments that spawned the discussions were based on research that’s not entirely reliable. Many of the debates that followed have been clichéd, judgemental, frequently hypocritical and more than a little racist.

Luckily for us Tracy Quan (author of Diary of a Manhattan Call Girl) has written a sensible and thought-provoking account in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Over to you Tracy….

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