August 12, 2007
A must-read: Radical Vixen’s interview with Deborah Jeane Palfrey
Radical Vixen scored an interview with Deborah Jeane Palfrey, also known as the DC Madam. There’s a lot of good reading in there, from critiques of the mainstream media to discussions of the ways in which our civil rights are being eroded to, of course, prostitution, and whether or not what we do in our bedrooms is any of the government’s business, even if there’s money involved.
It’s worth reading even if the issue of decriminalizing or legalizing prostitution doesn’t interest you. Here, in a nutshell, is why: Palfrey was under observation for nearly three years before the government made a move, and
. . . I think what is disturbing about this situation is that this appears to have started as an observation of Deborah Jeane Palfrey, her life, her assets, her finances her day to day dealings for business etc. This never appeared to have been an investigation into prostitution related activities as much as it appears to have been some sort of observation of Deborah Jeane Palfrey’s life. Which is very scary, which makes you kind of wonder what were they watching me for? Because you know what I’m just an average, ordinary person.