PROSTITUTION AND PORNOGRAPHY
We turn once again to The Wolfenden Report: Report of the Committee on Homosexual Offenses and Prostitution. As in its view of homosexuality, The Wolfenden Report presents us with an authoritative if unconventional view of the phenomenon of prostitution. In England it is not illegal for a woman to "offer her body to indiscriminate lewdness for hire." The report contains recommendations for making the law more strict in the case of public solicitation and procuring, but argues that prostitution by itself is an act of private immorality that should not be the subject of criminal sanctions.
The deviant minority perspective is as revealing on the subject of prostitution as it is in the other forms of deviancy described in this book. Prostitution in the literature is often viewed as a form of pathology that results from negative environmental or social con-