Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Gender, Culture and Society, ICGCS 2021, 30-31 August 2021, Padang, Indonesia

Research Article

The Phenomenology of Undercover Prostitution at Padang City: According to Feminism’s View

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.30-8-2021.2316285,
        author={Elva Ronaning Roem},
        title={The Phenomenology of Undercover Prostitution at Padang City: According to Feminism’s View},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Gender, Culture and Society, ICGCS 2021, 30-31 August 2021, Padang, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICGCS},
        year={2022},
        month={4},
        keywords={undercover prostitution feminism pimp communication gender padang},
        doi={10.4108/eai.30-8-2021.2316285}
    }
    
  • Elva Ronaning Roem
    Year: 2022
    The Phenomenology of Undercover Prostitution at Padang City: According to Feminism’s View
    ICGCS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.30-8-2021.2316285
Elva Ronaning Roem1,*
  • 1: Department of Communication Science, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Andalas, Padang, Indonesia
*Contact email: elvarona80@gmail.com

Abstract

The practice of prostitution is a classic problem that always exists in the midst of human life, but still feels new to talk about and discuss it. Padang as one of the Islamic cities in Indonesia, it turns out that there are many cases of undercover prostitution. Unfortunately, the person are mostly female students, including students. In carrying out their actions, they also do not work alone. Most of them, use the services of pimps. They do this, so that their actions are safe from police raids. The purpose of this study is to determine the phenomenology of undercover prostitution at Padang city from the point of view of feminism. Thirdly, generally the persons are not virgin, then her lover plays the role of a pimp who will offer themselves later to a masher man. The results also show that the social network of undercover prostitution practices is formed by involving various stakeholders, such as users, taxi drivers, tour guides, commercial sex workers, nightclub business owners and the surrounding community. The social network is formed because of the same interest, especially economic interests. This study in the perspective of feminism is expected to be an input for the Padang city government to minimize all these undercover prostitution activities.