Kay Gro Manman
After the January 2010 earthquake, prostitution rose to its highest level of prominence in Haitian society. The desperation of the women trading their wares has driven prices to an all time low. This coupled with a surplus in the workforce, not to mention the variety to be had for those who are purveyors of 'fresh meat', has caused the rise in prostitution's popularity. Never has it been so easily accessible, so well stocked, or so mainstream, with even the likes of teenaged and child prostitution practiced in broad daylight.
While it is easy to think that the women and girls in the field of prostitution willingly chose their life and should thus suffer no pains living with the consequences, some show distinct signs of embarrassment for their chosen profession. The very young girls who dress up and paint their faces, who understand they must be noticed first to get paid later, can often be seen, or not seen, hiding in the shadows. There is an inherent displeasure felt in the masses for prostitutes, and the prostitutes are aware of it.