An Economist editorial recently reprinted in these pages Aug. Despite the magic of the Internet and the appeal of a classic free-market analysis, our work at the Advocates for Human Rights combating sex trafficking has shown that prostitution is not and never will be a normal service industry. She was her own boss. The money was easy, and she did not have to share it with anyone. In , her body was one of four discovered on Gilgo Beach, Long Island, all of them women who had been engaged in online prostitution. Remains of six more bodies were discovered in the area.
Counterpoint: Technology plainly won't make prostitution safer
Sex workers stranded in Germany as coronavirus shuts brothels - Reuters
BERLIN Reuters - Thousands of foreign prostitutes working in Germany have been made homeless after brothels closed due to the coronavirus outbreak and borders snapped shut, making it difficult for them to return home. Authorities in the country, where prostitution has been legal for almost two decades, shut brothels last month along with other non-essential businesses like restaurants and nightclubs to slow the spread of the virus. But since then she has been staying with the brothel manager. Sex workers in Germany are classed as self-employed, pay tax and are in theory entitled to financial assistance from a fund set up by the government to help freelancers through the pandemic. But some prostitutes work illegally and charities supporting the industry say that many who, like Nicole, do pay tax are unaware of their rights.