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It's Monday evening, Natal Day. While the rest of the city recovers from the long weekend, a woman sets out for work on Agricola Street. She trolls the strip, letting the stares and comments of passers-by roll off her back, until a "date" stops to pick her up.
They drive together to a remote part of Bedfordan area sure to have fewer prying eyes, fewer prowling cops. But when she asks for her money, things turn ugly. The man gets violent, pulling a knife and holding it to her throat, before insisting the woman disrobe and service him.
After she's done, he throws her out of the car without paying, leaving her naked and alone at the side of a dark road. Thought it's an act of assault, the woman's story doesn't make it into the local papers. It doesn't get reported on the radio.
For sex workers in Halifax, violence is a frighteningly common daily threatfrom harassment and beatings to knifings, rape and, occasionally, murder. But fearing they'll be arrested or harassed by police, many women who have been attacked on the job tend not to report the crimesno matter how brutal. It's a vicious circle in the truest sense of the word. Since the majority of violent attacks go unreported, those who perpetrate the crimes get off scot-free.
Therein lies the rub. Our culture has a double standard when it comes to sex. On a superficial level, we're obsessed with it. From the softcore TV ads that penetrate our living rooms to pole-dancing fitness classes and thongs for tweens, there's nothing we like more than a little titillation.