The Oldest Profession

Paying for sex: Women’s groups call for EU-wide ban

Campaigners say prostitution now needs regulating on an international as well as a national level

More than 200 women’s rights groups are calling for laws to make paying for sex a crime across the European Union.

Campaigners presented key policy recommendations for legislation to MEPs in Brussels on Wednesday.

“Prostitution is a form of violence, an obstacle to gender equality and an open door for organised crime to develop,” a campaign spokeswoman told the BBC.

But opponents say the move is likely to drive the prostitution industry further underground.


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This story has been bleated ad nauseum.

I can’t believe that such fools exist.

Prostitution won’t just disappear until you tackle the cause of the problem…


It doesn’t matter if you introduce the death penalty for purveyors and clients, it still won’t ‘just go away.’

But of course, you’ll never see that as long as you are blinded by the religious necessity of marriage.

Religious tenets of 2,000 years have produced the myopic view that prostitution is the problem, where in fact it is the solution to the problem, until the problem is seen as a problem then prostitution will remain and nothing will remove it.

Meanwhile to make it illegal will merely endanger the prostitutes and make them victims of violence, deny them social services and access to the police when they have problems.

Read the full BBC article, there are by far more cons to criminalisation, than pros.


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