So says Sudhir Venkatesh in an interesting article in the Washington Post.
Here are the myths:
1. Prostitution is an alleyway business.
2. Men visit sex workers for sex.
3. Most prostitutes are addicted to drugs or were abused as children.
4. Prostitutes and police are enemies.
5. Closing Craigslist's "adult services" section will significantly affect the sex trade.
Read the whole article here.