With legalization of marijuana and gay marriage, news outlets cant afford to lose another source of endless debate.
Clients will still be terrible people.
Antwerp has apparently one of the best bordellos in Europe, equipped with its own police station and high tech sensors.It argues that the criminalisation of prostitution "threatens the rights to health, non-discrimination, equality, privacy, and security" of a sex worker.It could also help them shift their resources more effectively (rather than needlessly prosecuting sex workers and their clients)."If I decided I was too nervous to work alone, I would not be allowed to have a friend over to work in a pair for safety: it would technically mean I was running a brothel one sex worker told.The same could be said for prostitution debate on the issue can only be healthy."Neither having sex nor getting paid for it is inherently degrading, abusive, exploitative or harmful says the iusw.While working on my novel about African women in Antwerps red-light district, I spoke with women who were working in Belgium illegally (and were therefore on the same footing as prostitutes in countries where prostitution is illegal).Despite serious criminal sanctions, commercial sex is readily available in some of the worlds most repressive societies, exposing sex workers to enormous health and safety risks.She told me of a Nigerian prostitute who was believed to have been killed by a customer.Both proponents and opponents of legalisation argue their case with vigour and zeal, and very often the debate feels like a shouting match between bitter adversaries, not like a conversation based on the best available evidence.
Other recommendations in the report call for previous convictions and cautions for prostitution to be deleted from sex workers' records to help them move into other lines of work.
Also, they do not have as easy access to health care as the legal workers.
Their statement on prostitution"s the former UN special rapporteur on trafficking, Sigma Huda, who says: "It is rare that one finds a case in which the path to prostitution and/or a person's experience does not involve, at the very least, an abuse of power.