Oldest Profession Flourishes in China – Maureen Fan
From The Washington Post:
The 22-year-old was a freelance prostitute. Henna-haired, eyebrows painted and dressed no differently than a college student, she moved from beauty salon to beauty salon, taking calls on her mobile phone from salon managers when they couldn’t find enough girls for all their customers.
She said she wasn’t as well paid as call girls in some of Beijing‘s toniest hotels. Nor was she as poor as the women on construction sites, who sometimes service scores of migrant workers a night for barely more than $1 per customer. Two years ago, when she worked in her native Shandong province, she charged $27 for a session. [Full Text]