WEIGHT: 60 kg
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She tells me her name is A. A says we can speak at her post, where she can still attract customers. But we must keep our eyes peeled for the police.
I feel like other people who pass me on the street look at me and think I am so cheap to be doing this, that I must not have values. A is from the mainland, and believes that being a divorcee gives her a slight upper hand because she understands what men want better than a young woman without experience. Still, most customers only come once. There are plenty of other women to be had in the neighbourhood.
But for some Chinese women, a move to the more Westernised megacity has resulted in far less opportunity than their mainland home. The married and divorced alike have turned to prostitution—which is legal in Hong Kong—as a way to support themselves in their costly new home.
Lee, a five year veteran volunteer at Zi Teng, a non-profit dedicated to improving the rights of sex workers in Hong Kong, says that sex workers earning income without a visa are at an increased risk of theft and abuse despite an improving relationship between prostitutes and law enforcement.
In the days preceding the 20th Anniversary handover , Lee says a number of women with whom Zi Teng does outreach work reported that the police warned them to stay off the streets to avoid strict enforcement of non-solicitation laws. The women reporting these interactions heeded the advice. In Yau Ma Tei, surrounding the bustling night markets, bored looking women in skintight dresses and high heels dot the make-shift alleys, covert behind the brightly lit tents of Temple Street Market.