The European Rightly
March 22nd, 2019
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Rapings put Syrian whores out of business

April 24th, 2013

Sex workers in war-torn Syria are not happy. As more and more non-prostitutes get raped, employment in the sex industry is down by 85%. ‘And the freemium model doesn’t catch on’, complain the whores.

Soldiers and jihadists ignore Syrian prostitutes. They rather rape women for nothing while the war gives them the chance.

‘Not bankers, but rapists are the scum of the earth‘, says 23-year old Yasmina, from Aleppo. ‘They have sexually abused every woman in the neighbourhood, but they keep passing me by. Are they really too cheap to pay a penny for my services?’

In Syria, both regime soldiers and jihadists rape every woman they can get their hands on. Unless she’s a prostitute, that is.

‘Rape is a tool of control, intimidation, and humiliation, but fucking a prostitute is not considered a useful tactic,’ 39-year old Nour points out. ‘Why should those vile beasts waste their money and effort on us when they can violate women for nothing? That’s exactly why we’re out of business. For a while, we hoped the rapists would naturally evolve from their free, unexperienced victims to the paid, professional package we offer, but the freemium model is not catching on.’

According to Human Rights Watch, failures in the Syrian sex industry are up by 67% compared to the same month last year. These results continue the negative trend from January 2013. A county-by-county breakdown of the figures for this month shows that Aleppo accounted for 44% of all insolvencies, with Damascus recording a further 18% of insolvencies. In all, 85% of Syrian prostitutes are effectively without a job.

‘My children are hungry too, whoever their fathers are,’ sighs Yasmina. ‘The ongoing rapes are a tightening noose around our necks.’

However, new strategies for coping with large-scale sexual violence are emerging. While the fighting, raping and killing continue and the sex business is at an all-time low, more and more women pretend to be prostitutes (though mostly temporarily unemployed). Even 11-year old virgins and their 87-year old great-grandmothers use it as an excuse to escape rape.

‘Working as a prostitute used to be an enormous taboo,’ recalls Idrissa (34), a freelance sex-worker from Homs. ‘But since sexual violence causes even more shame and fear of rejection, admitting you’re a whore is the lesser of two evils.’

Nour (39):
‘Why should those vile beasts waste their money on us when they can violate women for nothing?’

Moreover, prostitutes can teach other women techniques to get back at their violators. ‘Before the war, powerful men used to pay lots of money for rape games,’ chuckles 49-year old dominatrix Fatima, pointing at her collection of strap-ons. ‘Nowadays, they don’t have to pay anymore, they can suffer for free, as long as I want them to,’ she says, glancing at a display of electronic saws, pliers and poisonous liquids. ‘Sometimes, girls just want to have fun. A violent lot of it.’

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