trying to write for a newspaper forum page..

It was January 5, Friday when my professor gave me an assignment to write for The Straits Times Forum Page. I’ve read about an article “Escorts’ rate base on age, looks” and it made me came up with an article about escorts. It actually surprised me that there’s a lot of escorts and prostitutes in this first world country and this oldest profession is legal here. It is more for them to buy the things they want like signature bags, jewelleries and other material things unlike in third-world countries. I finished writing in two days. My professor made a few corrections in my surprise. My write up was rejected but the experience is something I would treasure. Anyway, below is the article I wrote.

Parents clueless about escort services

The definition of an Escort Service is “where you pay someone – either male or female – to be one’s companion. This service can be offered on an hourly basis or over a short period of time. The companion can then accompany one to dinner or just spend time with one in the privacy of one’s home or hotel. The companionship time does not necessarily include sexual services but the unwritten rule is that this is offered as part of your time together.” (

Escort services are legal anywhere but when an escort engages in paid sex, it immediately becomes prostitution. Minors are enticed to this kind of job with the promise of good money; some even consider it as a modelling project. What has been making it worse are the recruitment channels for escorts. Social media is now being increasingly used to recruit teenage escorts.

Parents of young teenage girls are mostly clueless of such jobs. To avoid minors from being ‘sucked’ in, guardians should begin being observant with their teens and check their jobs out.
Because escort services and prostitution are both legal here, a campaign should be initiated on the harm it afflicts.

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