Whereas the image of God is about relationality in which man and woman partner together for a common purpose, prostitution is about slavery of a man (pimp) over a woman.
Whereas the image of God is about a mutually shared sexuality of giving and sharing within a bond of unity, prostitution is about sex in terms of taking and using another person.
Whereas the man is to image God in a certain kind of potency in which he protects and creates, in prostitution the man subjugates and enslaves a woman.
I found this to be a profound insight and application of the doctrine of the image of God.
Among the materials handed out at the lecture was an article from the Sept/Oct 2007 edition of Prism magazine. The article was entitled "Portrait of Exploitation: The Real Face of Prostitution" and was written by Laura Coulter. In the article there appeared the following citation in one of the side-bar columns.
For the vast majority of the world's prostituted women, prostitution is the experience of being hunted, dominated, harassed, assaulted, and battered...In prostitution, demand creates supply. Because men want to buy sex, prostitution is assumed to be inevitable, therefore 'normal.'... Prostitution must be exposed for what it really is: a particularly lethal form of male violence against women. The focus on research, prevention, and law enforcement in the next decade must be on the demand side of prostitution. (From "Prostitution: A Critical review of the medical and social literature" by Melissa Farley and Vanessa Kelly in Women & Criminal Justice (2000, Vol. 11), available at ProstitutionResearch.com.)Demand creates supply. One of the desperate needs in combatting prostitution and all its attendant evils is for the demand to be reduced. The gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ has this power (Titus 2.11-14). We must pray for its unleashed power in our time.