Feeling Conflicted About Matt Gaetz’s Sex Scandal

Congressman Matt Gaetz

I viewed the New York Times‘ report about Matt Gaetz’s sex scandal with mixed emotions.  On the one hand, I am glad to see the political career of Gaetz, a despicable figure and “Trump ally,” coming to an apparent end.  His toadying, pandering, and posturing on behalf of far-right-wing political fantasies are loathsome, and maybe his…

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Prostitutes Have Fled De Wallen, Amsterdam

red light district

De Wallen’s Problems It is unfortunate to see Amsterdam’s red light district, De Wallen, turn into a ghost town. COVID-19 is only part of the issue. The problem with De Wallen was that it made prostitution seem as if prostitution were degrading.  There were these provocative women, displayed in shop windows, one after another, as…

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Sex Booths Proposed in Germany

sex booths at airport

Safety for Sex Workers Must Be Paramount Sex booths at an airport in Germany? CNN‘s Matthew Robinson writes, “Drive-in sex booths [have been] proposed for Berlin’s historic Tempelhof airport.” Any proposal to modify the conditions of work in prostitution must make the safety of the sex workers its number one concern.  The concept of creating…

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