Massachusetts liberals up the penalties for women (and men) using their bodies in ways the government does not like. Proving once again that the women's groups' motto, "keep your laws off my body," was in fact a fake libertarianism, aimed at exactly one thing -- abortion -- and nothing else. Those on the Left who mouthed this slogan seem to be A-OK with regulating consensual sex, salt and soda pop consumption, access to medical procedures, health care choices, etc.
Also, this seems to be yet another law that purports to promote women's rights by treating them like they are ignorant rubes unable to make the smallest decisions for themselves. The implicit assumption in the law is that all prostitutes are in the profession solely due to male compulsion. This is consistent with a certain philosophy among feminists that all behaviors of women with which they don't agree are not due to a normal excercise of free will by people who simply have different preferences, but are due to some sort of enslavement by the patrimony.
But one high-priced online hooker said she’s no victim — and she doesn’t know any women who are.
“If you are an escort, you go into it of your own free will,” she said. “Absolutely no one is forced into doing this. You don’t have to be affiliated with any agency. I’m not forced to do anything I don’t want.”
What’s more, the new law’s focus on johns, she said, will hurt her lucrative-though-lawless trade.
“If that’s the law that’s been written, then yes, it’s going to impact business,” she said when read the new penalties.
There is no doubt that some women get into situations where they are abused or forced into work or have a large portion of their earnings taken. But this tends to be a result of the profession being underground, giving women no legal recourse when they are abused and defrauded. If one really is worried about women's working conditions, the best thing to do is legalize prostitution, instantly giving them access to the legal system to redress wrongs.