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Prostitution Laws

Why France Is Adopting A New Law That Criminalizes The Clients, Not Prostitutes

Yaël Mellul | Posted 04.07.2016 | World
Yaël Mellul

This law stands for nothing less than to say that women are not goods to be sold or rented. In other words, it's all about human dignity.

Germany Wins the Title of 'Bordello of Europe': Why Doesn't Angela Merkel Care?

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 05.27.2016 | World
Taina Bien-Aime

In 2002, Germany decriminalized prostitution, reportedly due to pressure by the sex trade lobby and a few brothel managers who petitioned the government. This law effectively rendered the prostitution industry a legitimate business. Today, this experiment is failing.

Smarter U.S. Prostitution Laws Would Help AIDS Fight

Noël Busch-Armendariz | Posted 01.31.2015 | Impact
Noël Busch-Armendariz

Health care providers, human rights advocates, social workers and politicians should join forces with sex worker rights groups to create legislation and a movement to repeal laws that criminalize people engaged in sex work.

Drive-In Brothels Could Reshape Standards For Sex Worker Safety

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 08.26.2014 | Women

It's been a year since Zurich, Switzerland, installed drive-in "sex-boxes" to improve safety for sex workers, and now authorities are hailing the prog...

County Officials Call For End To Felony Prostitution Arrests

Posted 03.23.2013 | Chicago

Story by Emily Morris, courtesy DNAinfo.com Chicago: CHICAGO — As Cook County Jail fills with inmates waiting to be charged, tried or sent to pri...

PHOTOS: Brazilian Woman Auctions Virginity For Charity

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.28.2012 | Impact

Talk about virgin air. A 20-year-old Brazilian woman is auctioning off her virginity for a one-time tryst on an airplane, reports say. To make the...

Confessions of Callgirls, Dishing the Dirt on Prostitution

Vanessa Pinto | Posted 06.11.2012 | San Francisco
Vanessa Pinto

It's ironic that in a society where everybody is looking for a hand out these women are simply fighting for the chance to work. Sex workers are everywhere, folks. There is a reason that prostitution is the oldest profession in the world.