Negative Consequences of Swedish Prostitution Legislation

Some have lauded the Swedish legislation which criminalizes paying for sexual services as excellent legislation, but SANS, a sex workers’ rights organization in Sweden, says otherwise.  I think that we need to listen to the voices of the actual workers rather than just the government and the sex work prohibitionists.  Those who laud this legislation do so without any regard for what the sex workers say about it or how it endangers workers in prostitution.   Here is a link to the SANS website, which addresses the negative consequences of this legislation:

http://www.sans.nu/engelska/consequences.htm

Also, it has been reported that this legislation drastically decreased prositution in Sweden, but there are sex workers who have disputed this claim, saying that prostitution hasn’t decreased, but rather has gone further underground and become more clandestine.

2 Responses

  1. Thank you for posting this! It’s very good information to have since so many people (usually feminists) think the Swedish model is the answer.

    I think it’s telling that no other country has adopted their policies.

    XX

  2. Even the Swedish police are now saying that prostution has not reduced

    Sb

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