The Johns: Sex for Sale and the Men Who Buy It

The Johns: Sex for Sale and the Men Who Buy It

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by Victor Malarek
     
 

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Following up on his scathing Indictment of the international sexual enslavement of women in The Natashas, award-winning investigative journalist Victor Malarek lays bare the other side of the crisis-the men who fuel the demand.

Each year more than 800,000 women and children are lured, tricked, or forced into prostitution to meet an apparently insatiable demand,

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Following up on his scathing Indictment of the international sexual enslavement of women in The Natashas, award-winning investigative journalist Victor Malarek lays bare the other side of the crisis-the men who fuel the demand.

Each year more than 800,000 women and children are lured, tricked, or forced into prostitution to meet an apparently insatiable demand, joining an estimated 10 million women already ensnared in the $20-billion worldwide sex trade. To date, most research on the subject has focused on the various issues that propel these women into the trade, but little has been investigated, or written, about those who trigger the demand-the "johns."

In this hard-hitting exposé, Malarek ranges worldwide, unmasking the men who drive the sex trade, from America to Europe, Brazil to Thailand. The Johns is a chilling look into a dark corner of the world that these men have created at the expense of countless women and children.

Editorial Reviews

Lynn Harris
…both fascinating and repellent…[Malarek's] call for expansive changes—target johns, educate boys, address the inequities that force women into prostitution—should be required reading for anyone serious about protecting women and preserving the dignity of all human relationships, sexual or otherwise.
—The Washington Post

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559708906
Publisher:
Arcade Publishing
Publication date:
04/16/2009
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

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Meet the Author

Victor Malarek is a journalist with extensive television and print experience. He is the author of four books, including The Johns and The Natashas. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book and very disturbing realities about the topic. I think it's the only one on the johns. Thanks for writing blountly on the demand side of the equation
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Trisha Baptie, a former prostitute who covered the Robert Pickton trial for a community media, wants to see the end of the demand for paid sex. This is her response to reading The Johns, as published in HERIZONS magazine (Winter 2010): The Johns is an excellent factual book that all must read to understand the thinking that prostitution breeds and encourages. Having heard all of that first-hand, I understood that was what men thought of women. I read this book with my neighbour and she was shocked any man would think that way, the mirror of my shock when I started to reclaim my life finding out most men did NOT think that way. These attitudes are a more concrete form of women hating than the ethereal kind that says we must pay for wanting to work outside of the home and for seeking equality. It is subtle but tells women we must always look our best when we leave the house, be on a permanent diet in that elusive quest to be the thinnest and make sure everything is plucked, waxed, painted, girdled, manicured and on stilettos even while pushing a baby carriage, and if we demand to enter into men's space we will at least present ourselves as they demand. What does it say about women as a gender when men think 'I can just buy one.' As long as we have marginalized women, as long as we have women still fighting for basic human rights and equalities, financial freedom and access to education, I guess most women will get to live in the dark about this level of hate, for the at-risk and in need women will be the buffer zone, as we offer them up to be used by men who pay to rape. Once ALL women are equal, once ALL women have stability, then we can ask "Do any of you want to rent out your vagina as a 'job'?" "Do any of you want to be beat with a cord and anally raped" in order to feed your children, to pay rent, to be able to access what should be rightfully yours to access? Ending the demand for prostitution tells men that their attitude will no longer be allowed to go unchecked, that their quest for orgasm will no longer allow women's equality and freedom to be nothing more than collateral damage in that quest.