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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#ladygraham

Who Is #LadyGraham? The sex lives of politicians are of infinite interest, mainly because we have an inborn fondness for scandal.   But let’s grant that U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) is gay.  Nothing new here.  The political spectrum is dotted with figures who are either out of the closet or presumed gay, to say…

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Adult Entertainment in Japan

CNN Tells Only Part of the Story CNN’s, Will Ripley, recently reported about the fact that the sex industry has collapsed in Japan. He is partly correct, anyway. Sex work has changed everywhere. Japan is just one country of many where streetworkers have fallen on hard times. And despite the primly moralizing tone of this…

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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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sex workers

Sex Work Is Not Sex Trafficking Amazing that Bernie Sanders would admit to having trouble distinguishing between sex work and sex trafficking, and would have to think about it before answering. Is it that difficult for him? That’s like saying you’re having trouble distinguishing between adult entertainment and child porn. What’s the matter with you…

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