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A Breakdown Of How Pimps Spend Their Money

A new report conducted by the Urban Institute on the economics of sex work in the United States turned up some interesting results in the financial life of a pimp. The Institute interviewed imprisoned former pimps and asked them how they allocated their funds. The graph above reflects the percentage that participating pimps reported spending on each category. The economics of pimping were found to mimic other businesses (minus the expenditures on illegal substances and weapons). Researchers say that main difference between prostitution and other small business was that many of the pimps admitted to manipulating their employees into working for them, either by pretending to be romantically interested or by taking advantage of their weaknesses. Disturbingly, the pimps seem to have spent more on drugs and alcohol than condoms for their employees. [Washington Post]

Reporter Becomes Pimp After Having Pay Cut

Newspapers had a tough time in the recession with many shutting down, cutting staff, or starting mandatory furloughs. Kevin Provencher, a reporter at the New Hampshire Union Leader had an interesting idea on how to weather the storm. He became a pimp. This week, he was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in jail for running a prostitution ring out of his local SpringHill Suites hotel. Keep reading »

Two Teen Girls Arrested For Pimping

Pimpin’ ain’t easy, especially when you’re a prostitute yourself. Phoenix police have arrested two 16-year-old girls for allegedly pimping other young women for prostitution. The teens, identified as Jazmine Finley and Tatiana Tye, were involved in prostitution themselves and were responsible for recruiting, teaching, and receiving money from at least five girls, ages 14 to 17. Although some of the girls were from area high schools, no prostitution crimes were committed on school grounds while the Phoenix Police Vice Unit was investigating. The investigation is ongoing, and there may be more arrests. I’m pretty sure Finley and Tye didn’t hatch this plan on their own, and were probably coerced into prostitution in a similar fashion. I’d bet the whole group is probably part of a larger prostitution ring — let’s hope the investigation goes all the way to the top. [Daily News] Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: The End Of Fertility, Hayden Panettiere’s Sining, And A Scary Story

  • In Nature, scientists predict infertility will be eradicated, and newborns and seniors will be able to have kids. [LiveScience]
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