The Null Device
In St Kilda, street prostitution is a
for the BMW-driving latte-sipping ad-exec residents, with kerb-crawling
johns cruising their streets at night searching for bootywhang, consummating
the transactions in their yards and dumping used condoms in their designer
letterboxes. Professor Marcia Neave, architect of brothel legalisation in
the 1980s, suggests that the answer may lie in legal street prostitution precincts
safely away from residential areas. Though given the rapid gentrification of
St Kilda, a more practical answer may be to drive the prostitutes out to
Brunswick or Coburg, as was done with artists, students, ferals and other
non-yuppies formerly indigenous to the ritzy bayside area.
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