For the sex industry apologists, the world of prostitution is a world of post-victimization where the sufferings of women are rationalized away as choice. The victim myth can only prevail by denying the gravity and prevalence of the exploitation experienced by women in prostitution, which apologists minimize. They denounce those who want to “rescue” (i.e., help and assist) women from a life of prostitution as extremists and ideologues. The actual extremists and ideologues are those who let the women continue to suffer.
Janice G. Raymond, Not A Choice, Not A Job: Exposing the Myths About Prostitution and the Global Sex Trade, (p. 32)