That thread in general chat about "legal highs" got me thinking: wouldn't it be a good idea to have a "no drugs" policy at E-I? E-I's stance can be that it advises escorts to always say "no" to drugs and does not allow them to advertise if they have taken drugs in the past week. Prostitution and drugs are often put together, even though it's probably false (or maybe some girls do turn to prostitution if they get really addicted). Whatever the case I think E-I should be totally against it, it leads to poor escort health, furthur criminality, even cruelty in some cases. Maybe there's something somewhere about drugs on the site, but I haven't been able to view it.
It could serve a few objectives:
* For escorts' health and safety, which E-I is always concerned about.
* To show to everyone that E-I is a good and healthy place.
* To try to erode away the old stereotypes of prostitutes taking drugs, and the other bad vices prostitutes and criminals supposedly succumb to if you read or look at the media.
* To attempt to bring crime away from escorts in general, maybe they will go elsewhere and forget about escorting and trying to control it.
* The vast majority of clients also don't want to visit girls who are taking drugs or especially under the influence of drugs during the appointment. I think even once seeing a prostitute on drugs might have a big effect on a client.
I know it would be hard to enforce, but it could at least be E-I's official stance and policy. It would send out a clear message about drugs. Sometimes the message is more important than the enforcement.
Suppose there's a young lady somewhere who is a bit naive, but has decided to become an escort because she could see it wasn't a bad thing, she saw the girls on E-I doing fine, and she realised that all the old terror stories and hate against prostitutes are to do with culture and repression and jealousy and who knows what. Now suppose some people offer her drugs and pressure her into it and say that all the prostitutes have to take something because it helps them to get by, and she will feel on top of the world.
Do you see where I'm going? She might very well think that all the old warnings against drugs are the same people and the same intelligence that had all the old warnings and fear-mongering against prostitution. I personally think that's *wrong* to allow a girl like that to get that impression and to allow her whole life and her physiology to be irreversibly damaged because of it. I think we should let her know that the difference could hardly be bigger. And also to let her know that no serious and successful, professional escort does take drugs.
Think of the millions and millions of euro that advertisers throw at tv companies etc. just in the hope that a small fraction of people that see them will be more inclined to get their products. Think of the fact that food is among the highest advertised products of all, because it appeals so much to the emotions, because it's so addictive and we are so easily manipulated about it. So yes, I strongly think it would really help some girls, even if it's just a small fraction like the advertisers aim at getting to. People take substances just to fit in or be a part of something all the time, sometimes because it's just there people take things, we have all experienced that with food. There needs to be a firm decision of "no" for certain things because they are so bad, not in a cheeky way but like rat poison. Also, we want people to think of E-I as their friend.
Maybe E-I should also have other health advice such as eating well, exercise and giving up bad habits. They might still look really good if they drink and smoke a lot when young, but as they get older.... their bodies, which they need to take special care of if they want to continue their job, will sooner or later start to bear the marks of it.
Thank you for taking a look at my suggestion. I didn't intend to write that much, I was just trying to get across why I feel that E-I might do well to have at least some sort of anti-drugs policy.