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Don't let the Spitzer scandal fool you -- selling sex often isn't a choice but a nightmare.

By Tracy Clark-Flory
Published March 17, 2008 4:00PM (EDT)

At this point, it pains me to mention either of their names -- that disgraced former governor and his high-class hooker -- so I won't. But this quote from Nicholas Kristof's recent column, inspired as it may be by the much talked about twosome, cannot be ignored:

"Whatever one thinks of legalizing prostitution, let's face reality: The big problem out there is the teenage girls who are battered by their pimps, who will have to meet their quotas tonight and every night, who are locked in car trunks or in basements, who have guns shoved in their mouths if they hint of quitting. If the Spitzer affair causes us to lose sight of that, then the biggest loser will be those innumerable girls, far more typical than 'Kristen,' for whom selling sex isn't a choice but a nightmare."

Tracy Clark-Flory

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