Here's my story. For years I only saw girls who were or said they were independent. In San Francisco about 20% are independent but about 60% say they are so it's hard to know. I'd often find out after seeing them they weren't. Eventually I got to know some of these girls and they told me they really preferred to have a pimp and were happier, he organized money, protected them, advertised, and recruited girls for them to work with. They were great at sex, took care of hotels, security, bribes. They could just hang in a room or walk and never worry about money and have everything they need and see 5 or 10 guys a day, watch TV, read, relax, take classes. Others stereotype pimps as awful people who torture and abuse women. I know there is a strict code of hierarchy and there are punishments, but most say they can go running as a punishment which is good for their appearance. I know they have to hit 1000 as a quota and it's not easy and I respect them. I find most independents are broke after years, and flaky. However some aren't. Some save a lot. But is it fair to stereotype pimps as bad people? Or should we let each girl decide if she prefers to be independent or have a pimp? Another issue is that some have a boyfriend they love and split it with. Which model is best, completely independent, pimped, or partner with a boyfriend with no other girls. I consider if a guy has more than one girl he's a pimp, one he's a boyfriend or a pimp, but none he's a trick. Which makes women happiest? Are pimps a blessing or a curse?