When you think of the reason why people consider prostitutes ‘societal outcasts’, and discriminate against them, you find none quite morally justifiable. People are always quick to point to the fact that they have to’ trade their dignity’ for money or some reward; but think about it, what girl hasn’t had to sleep with another person to get some form of reward or gratification in return? You’d agree with me that there isn’t really one you can vouch for. The average lady out there has a man whom she has to continually ‘service’ sexually to get something in return—maybe monetary reward, material reward or otherwise. So for me, there is not much difference between the woman who has to hide behind the excuse of a ‘love relationship’ to get what she wants, and the lady in the streets. If there is a difference, it is the fact that the lady in the streets is brave enough to be honest about what she does.
Again, you look around the world, and you see so much hardship and suffering. There are no jobs, and cost of living is high—now, in the face of all these, would it be morally appropriate to discriminate against a lady because she resorted to prostitution as a means of livelihood after a frustrating spell in the labor market? Definitely not! What else would you have her do? Turn to robbery and fraud maybe? At least, with prostitution, she has to harm no one or break any heart. In fact, if she’s putting anyone in harm’s way, it is herself. Ask any lady in the streets, and you’ll marvel at the sort of challenges she has to put up with just to get by—there are STDs and AIDS to be contracted, and of course, the risk of an unwanted pregnancy. Do you honestly think a sane person would go into such a risky venture as a means of survival unless they had to? Why then would I not marry a prostitute if I find her attractive enough for me? She hasn’t killed or defrauded anyone; all she did was what she deemed necessary for her survival. Think about it, have we all not found ourselves in tight situations where we’ve had to resort to something ‘petty’ just to pull through? She was a prostitute, it’s in the past now, so- long as she has turned a new leaf, there is no reason why I wouldn’t marry her. If for anything, the kind of pain and agony, as well as the risks she’s had to survive make her an emotionally strong person, and a great wife material.
Prostitutes are not criminals, they’re not devils or an abomination—they’re humans like you and I, and victims of circumstance. So, If I do fall in love with one today or tomorrow, I am wifing her.
This is our opinion on this highly controversial matter, don’t forget to tell us what you think too; until next week where we would bring yet another intriguing topic on our Sunday Love Special. You know how we do it at Elcrema. Have a blessed day.