This girl I go to school with approaches me and says, "You know.I'm from your neck of the woods, I see how you handle these dudes.This is what I've learned: In fact, a lot of pimps hate that you even call them pimps."In my mind, pimp is a derogatory word," one pimp tells his interviewer. I have this old leftist habit of trying to respect nomenclature here but maybe I will just keep calling them pimps and you, the audience, will understand that they object to the term. You get the idea.) But the consistent upshot is that things do not quite so closely resemble the Hollywood idea of a pimp as they once did, if ever they did.For the record, younger men are also apparently verboten customers to some pimps, so it's not just black men they discriminate against.Pimps also point out in the study that they often implement safety procedures for their employees, sometimes provide services like advertising, and often refer to themselves as "business managers." And often enough, they even sound like business managers. To its credit, the Urban Institute points out, outright, that there's probably some self-reporting bias there again. Interviewer: Is there a certain type of girl who can be manipulated?
Estimating the Size and Structure of the Underground Commercial Sex Economy in Eight Major US Cities." And man, is it a fascinating read.I was in tears as I read through this list, as I’m sure many grown daughters will be. Mothers – bookmark this list of rules and encourage your daughter’s daddy to read them, memorize them, and put them in to action. It seems that the image "pimp" calls up strikes most as antiquated: "Pimp is like the tooth fairy, from the old '70s movies with big hats and big ol' chains. There is a lot of disdain for "the international shit, holding bitches hostage." One pimp in fact evinces what sounds like sincere concern about those women who do not even nominally choose the profession: Mexico is a different story. Took from their country, don't know the language. None of the [johns] had a big enough heart to see you were trapped and don't do nothing?That's not me." Another suggests a different title altogether for those who might formerly have been described as, right, "pimps": Of course, we have to account for some self-reporting bias from these... I know a girl who was locked in someone's house for a whole year, couldn't leave, just had johns coming in and going. Other interview subjects echoed this view: "If you want to get away, you always can."Several pimps told their interviewers that they sort of fell ass-backward into pimping when aspiring sex workers approached them, usually looking for protection: One day I was leaving football practice, and my school was right there on the blade.I've been doing this since before junior high and I think you got something in you." She was 13 or 14 [years old].