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France voted in the Nordic model criminalizing demand for prostitution

(16 Posts)
sillage Wed 06-Apr-16 17:53:31

What a glorious day! Congratulations to all the feminists and abolitionists who made this happen.

"After years of citizenship initiatives and civil actions, French law makers took a critical step to establish gender equality in France by adopting The Nordic Model. On April 6th 2016, the French National Assembly recognized prostitution as one of the worst forms of violence against women and voted the criminalization of the purchase of sex.

This vote in favor of criminalization is the fourth and the final draft submitted between 2013 and 2016 (overthrowing three rejections by the Senate), reinforcing the country will to fight sexual exploitation of women in prostitution. Under this law, prostituted women, children and men will not be criminalized. They will receive social support and benefits to exit prostitution while men buying sex will be fined and liable to prosecution."

LassWiTheDelicateAir Wed 06-Apr-16 18:17:56

Very interesting. Well done France.

FloraFox Wed 06-Apr-16 18:32:55

Great news!

PalmerViolet Wed 06-Apr-16 18:44:33

Fabulous news.

UK next please.

TensionWheelsCoolHeels Wed 06-Apr-16 18:46:38

Wonderful to read this. smile

LineyReborn Wed 06-Apr-16 18:51:49

I hope Amnesty has a good look at this. Great news.

FreshwaterSelkie Wed 06-Apr-16 20:52:18

It is fantastic news. I am proud of my adopted country today grin


TheSunnySide Thu 07-Apr-16 14:54:00

Great news smile

msrisotto Thu 07-Apr-16 14:55:15

So happy to hear this, hopefully the logic will spread!

SenecaFalls Thu 07-Apr-16 16:30:12

UK next please.

And US, please.

EDisFunny Thu 07-Apr-16 18:56:28

I hadn't seen that news, thanks for posting.

Curviest Thu 19-May-16 19:02:30


venusinscorpio Thu 19-May-16 19:37:05

Wow, had missed this news! That's brilliant.

LurcioAgain Thu 19-May-16 20:21:21


RaarSaidTheLion Fri 20-May-16 06:54:25


AnyFucker Fri 20-May-16 06:59:42

< fist pump >

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