“You will never ever ever get rid of sex work, because men’s sex drive is four, five, six, ten times that of women’s. And that seems to be a universal fact.” Catherine Hakim.
Camille Paglia famously claimed “the prostitute is not the victim of men but rather their conqueror”. Is demeaning prostitution patriarchal? Is it about time society revered the prostitute as a powerful benefactor of pleasure? Or would this demean the plight of feminism? Join Niki Adams of the English Collective of Prostitutes, commentator and author Theodore Dalrymple and radical social scientist Catherine Hakim as they examine one of society’s last taboos. This debate is brought to you by the Institute of Art and Ideas, home to cutting-edge philosophy and ideas from the world’s leading thinkers.