And without any of this damn nonsense about legal for women to sell but not legal for men to buy. Just straight consenting adults conducting a voluntary transaction:
Miss Suarez told Caracol News in Cartegena that she called the police after the Secret Service agent with whom she spent the night refused to pay her the $800 (£500) he had promised. …….\”Let\’s go, bitch – I\’m not going to pay you,\” she said that he told her before throwing her out of the room in the early morning.
Miss Suarez agreed to go after the agent promised to give her a \”little gift\” of $800-dollars. But next morning he threw her out without paying and when she knocked on the hotel room door of another agent he refused to help her.
Miss Suarez said: \”I said in Spanish, \’Look, if you show no consideration for me, why would I have consideration toward you and not call the police? In that moment, I felt strong\’.\”
Prostitution is legal in Colombia and Miss Suarez said she had every right to be paid for her services. She said: \”I told him, there\’s a problem here. Because if I had come with you to enjoy myself that would have been one thing. But I didn\’t come to enjoy myself. I had to beg from 6.30 am to 10.00 am for him to pay me.\”
At first the agent offered her about $27 to pay for a taxi home and eventually after she returned to the hotel room with a police officer he gave her $250-dollars (£155).
Legality protects the prostitute from such breach of contract.
Legality also gives the prostitute the usual protections of the law against violence and so on.
So why is that all those who would \”protect women\” want to make it illegal, thus removing those protections from something we all know is going to continue to happen?