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Does it not demean a woman, every bit as much as it does a man, to position her either as a victim of men’s appetites or as a fantasist of them? asks Howard Jacobson, who’s been dutifully ploughing through a series of memoirs by high-class hookers for the latest issue of Prospect. The books are cartoonish, he finds, but no less so than accounts that cast prostitutes as mere victims of rapacious male sexuality.

It’s time for a more grown-up debate about sexuality, both male and female, suggests Jacobson—one which acknowledges that there are many types of prostitute, just as…

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