Washington Post Rejects Massage Prostitution Advertising

As of September 29, 2010 the Washington Post newspaper, following a national trend to stop advertising prostitution – is now rejecting advertising that previously ran in the Post as “massage.”

In a blog last year, the Polaris Project, which combats international trafficking in women, wrote:

“Ever wonder where traffickers advertise their victims? Turns out it’s in one of the nation’s most prestigious newspapers — The Washington Post. Advertisements for massage parlors that are often front for brothels selling trafficked women are run in The Post every day, despite the fact that the publication has reported on human trafficking in massage parlors.”

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