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Independent: Melanie Newman – Exclusive: Rape of vulnerable women has been effectively decriminalised

Rape of vulnerable women, especially those with learning difficulties, has effectively been “decriminalised”, according to a research academic employed by the country’s largest police force. The claim is made by Professor Betsy Stanko, who is currently the Metropolitan Police’s assistant director of planning and has been researching the force’s investigation of rape for 10 years. In a draft, unpublished report …

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Verdidebatt: Anders Solli Sal – A fanatic EU Committee

An EU Committee wants every member state to adopt the Swedish model on prostitution, criminalizing the client. However, this recommendation is not based upon scientific research but fanaticism. Prostitution policy is a hotly debated topic these days within the EU-parliament. Recently a press release could inform us that the Committee for gender equality and women’s rights (FEMM) will request a …

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Huffington Post: Ruth Jacobs – The Swedish Model Criminalising the Purchase of Sex Is Dangerous: The European Parliament Should Have Rejected It

Some 560 NGOs and civil society organisations along with 86 academics and researchers urged the European Parliament to reject the report promoting the criminalisation of the purchase of sex that was put forward by London MEP Mary Honeyball in a plenary session this week in Strasbourg. But although the European Parliament has voted in favour of the report, putting pressure …

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Internet Law: EU-Parlament möchte Prostitution am liebsten ganz verbieten

Das Europaparlament hat mit breiter Mehrheit eine – nicht bindende – Resolution verabschiedet, die den Mitgliedsstaaten empfiehlt, dem sog. schwedischen bzw. nordischen Modell zu folgen, das die Prostitution insoweit verbietet, als sich der Freier strafbar macht, wenn er entsprechende Dienstleistungen in Anspruch nimmt. In der Pressemitteilung des Parlaments heißt es, dass die Resolution betont, die Prostitution – und zwar die …

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Vice: Molly Crabapple – Project ROSE Is Arresting Sex Workers in Arizona to Save Their Souls

A moralistic program in Phoenix arrests sex workers in massive raids and brings them to a church, where they are held extrajudicially and offered alternative sentences without lawyers, judges, or due process.

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taz: Feministin über Sexarbeit „Alle Frauen tauschen Sex gegen Geld“

Wenn Frauen Prostituierte befreien wollen, lohnt es sich, zweimal hinzusehen, meint die englische Feministin Laurie Penny. taz: Alice Schwarzer sagt, Sexarbeit sei eine Menschenrechtsverletzung. Was sagen Sie? Laurie Penny: Ich selbst habe diese Arbeit noch nicht gemacht, allerdings sind Freunde von mir Sexarbeiterinnen. Ich glaube, die Frage nach der Menschenrechtsverletzung ist die falsche. Wichtiger ist, wie kann ihre Arbeit so …

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The Guardian: Diane Taylor – If Europe votes for the ‚Swedish model‘ on prostitution, women will be at risk

Prostitution is described as the oldest profession. It often feels as if the arguments between those who want it abolished and those who are pragmatic about it continuing have been going on for almost as long. Today, as the European parliament prepares to vote on whether men who buy sex should be criminalised, both sides are squaring up for yet …

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Time: Charlotte McDonald-Gibson – E.U. to Debate Making Buying Sex Illegal

Perched on high stools and tugging at tight uniforms of spandex, satin and lace, the women in the windows of Ghent’s red light district barely register the police patrolling outside. Bored eyes flicker up briefly before returning to the screens of mobile phones, the TV discreetly hidden in the corner, or the client trying to negotiate a knock-down price on …

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Huffington Post: Marina Yannakoudakis – EU Don’t Have to Put on the Red Light: Why the European Parliament Has Got the Sex Trade All Wrong

The day had to come when the European Union would start regulating our sex lives. And with the European Parliament debating prostitution this week in Strasbourg that day is almost upon us. Of course, the EU is looking at serious issues such as human trafficking and forced prostitution -including the most heinous form of forced prostitution: child prostitution. I recognise …

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Kurier: Nihad Amara – Der Freier mit der Polizeimarke

Die Wiener Polizei hebt mit verdeckten Ermittlern illegale Bordelle aus. Ein heikles Unterfangen. Die Wunderwaffe der Wiener Polizei gegen illegale Bordelle ist 1,75 Meter groß, trägt Jeans und einen hellblauen Pulli. Nennen wir ihn Franz Krainer. Donnerstag, 14 Uhr, Wien-Neubau: Erster Stock, Top 4. Krainer klingelt, verschwindet dann in der Altbauwohnung. Laut dem Türschild residiert hier ein luxuriöser Massagesalon.

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