Across Europe, a Growing Sense That Legalized Prostitution Isn't Working
December 8, 2013 5:48 AM Subscribe
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Don't believe France's reputation as a country where sexual peccadillos are always overlooked. After a vote by the country's National Assembly on Wednesday, it has just joined a growing group of European nations where buying sex is now illegal. France is not alone in its fresh efforts to curb prostitution. The move follows similar bans in Sweden and Norway, while other European countries are also scaling back laissez-faire prostitution policies. Germany is poised to change its liberal sex trade laws, while Ireland is also debating a measure similar to France's. Is the end of legal prostitution in Europe in sight?
(Don't miss the deep and interesting links found within the article.)
For the many who will no doubt be intent on commenting before even reading the linked article, it references a wide movement to replace both laissez-faire prostitution policies as well as repressive policies meant to shame and further marginalize vulnerable sex workers with policies that target the pimps and Johns who drive the industry.