Why, since man and woman were created for each other, had He made their desires so dissimilar? Why should one class of women be able to dwell in luxurious seclusion from the trials of life, while another class performed their loathsome tasks? Surely His wisdom had not decreed that one set of women should live in degradation and in the end should perish that others might live in security, preserve their frappeed chastity, and in the end be saved.
Madeleine [Blair], U.S. prostitute and "madam." Madeleine, ch. 10 (1919).
A relatively cultivated young woman who had become a prostitute out of desperate financial need, Blair meditated on these questions after having to service a repellent drunk who was a highly successful businessman with a beautiful and distinguished wife.