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Sydney Biddle Barrows
“I ran the wrong kind of business, but I did it with integrity.”
“[On establishing her escort service:] I was sure we could provide a dramatic alternative to what was available, and I was motived by the challenge of doing something better than everyone else.”
“On some level, almost every client wanted to believe that the girl was spending time with him not for money, but because she found him irresistible.”
“... a call girl is simply someone who hates poverty more than she hates sin.”
“Never say anything on the phone that you wouldn't want your mother to hear at your trial.”
“... sex is a commodity just like anything else.”
“... society has no qualms about a masseuse who is paid for touching people, or about laborers, or professional athletes or dancers, all of whom make a living with their bodies. Why should we make an exception for sex?”
Sydney Biddle Barrows, U.S. businesswoman, madam