& # 39; Room, $ 1, available for young, quiet, and shy ladies willing to have casual moments & # 39 ;: Hundreds of ads offer homeless women a roof over their heads in exchange for sex
- Ads on Craigslist target homeless women who offer shelter in exchange for sex
- The homeless in Sydney have seen an increase of 50 percent since 2011
- Women are "vulnerable to exploitation" when they need refuge
Sahar Mourad for Daily Mail Australia
An amazing number of advertisements have been found on the Internet in Australia that offer homeless women a roof over their heads in exchange for sex.
The ads appear on Craigslist to help women who need a roof and are offered accommodation for as little as $ 1, but that comes with conditions.
Homeless women are subject to offers of rooms in exchange for sex (stock image)
This ad appeared on Craigslist on July 11, but has since been removed
$ 1 room available for young, quiet and shy lady in Glenroy. Having a spare room for a calm and shy young girl, any nationality that remains alone, that is willing to have casual moments with a quiet heterosexual guy, appeared on Craigslist on July 11, but has since been removed.
A young woman who became homeless at age 16 said she has accepted the men's accommodation and was not aware of the expectations when she moved.
"If a guy offers you a place to sleep, they're not being nice," the girl told news.com.au.
"They're doing that because they want to have sex with you because you're vulnerable at that time."
Dr. Juliet Watson, social worker and professor of Urban Housing and Homeless at the RMIT University in Melbourne, interviewed 15 homeless women between 18 and 25 years old.
She said that women are extremely vulnerable to exploitation when they need shelter.
"We know that all homelessness is quite dangerous, but for women there is an extra dimension of sexual violence," Dr. Watson told news.com.au.
He also said that women generally remain in toxic relationships because it gives them protection from being exploited elsewhere.
He also said that women generally remain in toxic relationships because it gives them protection from being exploited elsewhere (stock image)