Updated: November 11, am. Among many things, Ms. Rhode Island legislators failed to correct the statute and simply removed it from the books. Inan attorney noticed the loophole and between indoor sex work was in fact decriminalized. Researchers have looked into this unintended experiment and, contrary to what Ms.
Grace would have you believe, found some startlingly positive. Around the world human rights advocates, researchers, and even the World Health Organization have pointed to the Rhode Island experiment in their advocacy for the full decriminalization of sex work. Right now there is a bill in Rhode Island proposing a closer study of the data, and research from around the world, to see which legal framework for prostitution best promotes health and safety.
New Zealand fully decriminalized adult consensual prostitution inand studies consistently show a dramatic reduction in human trafficking, violence and exploitation within the sex industry. Grace, and many like her, were exploited in an obviously abusive relationship.
We do not need to police adults who engage in consensual prostitution. Contrary to what Ms. Grace believes, all kinds of people do sex work. Some feel exploited and unhappy. We know what black markets do to economies. Pimps, like bootleggers and dangerous cartels, thrive in the black market. In order to empower sex workers and put coercive pimps out of business we need the full decriminalization of adult consensual prostitution. The people advocating for the full decriminalization of sex work are human rights advocates and sex workers themselves.
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