Austerity programs cause brutal cuts in public services and
result in more prostitution
Copyright © 2013. Angelos Tzortzinis. All Rights Reserved
“A prostitute who bears scars on her arm from the time she tried to kill herself in jail sat in her hotel room. Greece’s strict austerity measures mean that programs for health care, treatment, and social assistance have been curbed sharply.” In the United States, women are prostituting for gas money and hamburgers because of the “cut government spending” programs. Other photos here.
Arguments for and against prostitution including
arguments for and against the Swedish prostitution law
This 58 page booklet, translated from Swedish to English by Kvinnofronten/The Women’s Front, Sweden, 2013, can be downloaded here.
Topics include what is prostitution: “buying sex from someone who does not want to have sex,” the necessity of viewing prostitution in context, men’s needs, stigmatization of the victim, prostitution and choice, “sex work,” colonialism, children and adolescents, perpetrators of prostitution, and legislation.
We strongly recommend this pamphlet as a way of familiarizing yourself with common arguments in favor of prostitution and the logical feminist response to those arguments by the Swedish Women’s Front. Contact them at email@example.com.