May 20, 2014

For Sex Workers, Nordic Model Still Falls Short

A. Campbell, Globe and Mail

The Associated Press

Ultimately, the Nordic model overlooks evidence about the risks that criminalization forces sex workers to absorb. It is difficult to see, then, how such a regime coheres with the goals of protecting “the vulnerable” or supporting “victims” (potentially damaging labels often ascribed, flippantly or strategically, to sex workers in political conversations about them). Instead, the Nordic model is entirely consistent with a moralistic agenda and tough-on-crime ethos. It fails outright to support sex workers’ security interests.

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TAGGED: Prostitution, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Nordic Countries, Canada

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