French parliament votes to ban buying sex

The french parliament has passed a bill which will make paying for sex illegal. Offenders will, if they get caught, have to pay a fine of 1500 Euros (about $ 2000); for repeated offenders the fine will be doubled. While club operators in neighbouring countries, especially Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and Spain, will probably celebrate this special subsidy programme with a bottle of champagne, french sex workers won't have much fun with it - a recent study from Sweden, which has a similar law, shows that working conditions were getting much worse, and violence against sex workers increased by 400%.

Puffmeister, 11/30/2013 1 comment

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