Has Amsterdam had enough of its breezy reputation? It may be famous for its in-your-face window prostitution , but the city has just voted to place tighter controls on its brothels.
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Holland legalized prostitution in as a way of stopping exploitation, but evidence suggests that more women than ever are being forced into brothels against their will. A study from the London School of Economics published this winter found that in countries where selling sex was decriminalized, human trafficking has increased. His writing focuses on housing, gentrification and social change, infrastructure, urban policy, and national cultures. Skip to content. But women are still being forced into prostitution, and the argument that keeping the sex industry in the open will curb its excesses is increasingly losing currency.
The left-of-center Dutch Labor Party has been considering criminalizing visits to prostitutes , while the Project launched last year has started thinning out brothel windows and "coffee shops" that sell pot from central Amsterdam. Kriston Capps May 10,