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This is a sweet supportive article in support of the law permitting consenting adults to trade sexy time for money.

A bit of data on rapes/std rates going down when, a photograph of a safe indoor WG, and a bit of logic about what being 'adult' means

The only criticism is that it is too short! I really like longer articles where battering rams rather than bee-stings being used on abolitionists.

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I am amazed at the ASI taking this position but pleased they do.

 

Prostitution is illegal in much of USA but they have a huge porn industry, where I guess most of the actors and actresses get paid for having sex, and this is just one of many contradictions that banning 'prostitution' generates.

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Tim is a good guy, level headed and sensible. 

 

In fact, I asked him to marry me on Twitter.  :P

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Here is a briefing paper by Scarlet Alliance/Rose Alliance on what the situation is in Sweden since the introduction of their strict anti-sexwork and anti-drug laws.

 

http://scarletalliance.org.au/issues/swedish_model/Swedish_briefing/

 

 

- There is only one needle and syringe
program in Sweden which has to operate in a
grey area of the law.

 

-The son of a sex worker
has been charged with pimping because
he was not paying rent to his mother.

 

-Sweden jails more people living
with HIV than any other country in the
world.

 

- There is no anonymous STI testing for
sex workers in Sweden.

 

- Sex workers who do not denounce
their profession are viewed as mentally unstable.

 

- Sex workers have lost their children as
a result of the law. They are seen as unfit
to be parents if they do not repent and
leave sex work.

 

- A Thai sex worker working with a
visiting friend was charged for 1.5 years
in prison for pimping.

 

- The Swedish Government resources for
fighting sex work and for fighting human
trafficking are all bundled together -
there is no policy differentiation
between those two phenomena.

 

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It is good to see anything supportive coming from any quarter.

 

At the risk of boring Laura (inter alias):

 

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likelier to make a Hell of earth. This very kindness stings with intolerable insult. To be "cured" against one's will and cured of states which we may not regard as disease is to be put on a level of those who have not yet reached the age of reason or those who never will; to be classed with infants, imbeciles, and domestic animals.” C.S Lewis

 

 

Of course, it could be said of the Swedish Model, that it is not exercised "for the good of its victims" (who they?Ed) but so that those who dislike the idea of commercial sex can sleep more easily and more sanctimoniously in their (dreary) beds at night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
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