According to the laws of the Russian Empire, only women could own brothels and pandering. This was aimed at preventing the abuse and ill-treatment of prostitutes. The male pimps, who were called “cats” in thieves' jargon, controlled illegal street prostitution. The term “cat” in the XIX and early XX centuries was so popular that it was included in Ushakov’s dictionary:
- Male cat.
- A man living on the content of a prostitute.
Later, pimping in criminal circles began to fall into the category of "zapadlo", that is, unacceptable actions. Getting into an isolated criminal community, for example, in places of deprivation of liberty, the pimp could be subjected to persecution (homosexual rape, murder) by other convicts.
Currently, the laws of many countries classify pimping as a criminal offense. The punishment for pandering is usually stricter than for prostitution.
How to look like a pimp
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Pimp is a male manager who looks after, protects and advertises prostitutes. A pimp can wear anything and remain a pimp at the same time, but initially American pimps became famous for their flashy luxurious clothes. The image of the pimp includes both the appearance and the corresponding clothes, as well as business acumen and, let's say, behavior. If you want to look like a pimp, read the tips and tricks.