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02/23/2005 12:05 PM ID: 46299 Permalink   

Unemployed German Women Forced to Work in Sex Industry

 

Following the legalization of prostitution in Germany brothels have started paying taxes - now they are beginning to feel they should also have access to official job-seekers too. Germans who turn down jobs have their unemployment benefits cut.

"There is now nothing in the law to stop women from being sent into the sex industry. The new regulations say that working in the sex industry is not immoral any more, and so jobs cannot be turned down without a risk to benefits," experts says.

Germany has 4.5 million unemployed people - the highest number since reunification in 1990. Women who have worked in call centers have been offered jobs on telephone sex lines. Now job centers refusing to hire prostitutes are threatened with suits.

 
  Source: www.telegraph.co.uk  
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  att: TheReporter  
 
Thank you for the 20 points. But HOW is this ENTERTAINING!?!?!?
 
  by: Bingohanz     02/23/2005 05:36 PM     
  errrr...... Sexist?  
 
What about men?
 
  by: theironboard     02/23/2005 05:40 PM     
  Regulatory crockery  
 
Spreading immorality, depending on perspective...

Pointedly, it is forcing people to preform tricks for money they paid in of their own earnings...

And by tricks, I think I can safely say I mean it literally.


End socialism. This is disgusting.
 
  by: verboten   02/23/2005 06:14 PM     
  wait... how are they forced to work?  
 
i just dont get it
 
  by: M.I.A.Elite     02/23/2005 06:33 PM     
  spelled out for MIAElite  
 
pay tax -> right to welfare when unemployed on the condition you accept any job
legalized prostitution -> brothels can offer jobs -> women who don't want that kind of work can't have their welfare benefits
 
  by: BingohanZ     02/23/2005 07:11 PM     
  We all sell our bodies....  
 
Some people just sell muscle and dig ditches others sell the mind and split the atom.
It's only morals that make it any different for this. If nookie was not so badly thought of it wouldn't be seen as any different.

Got to laugh... It's a step out of the false morality we create with our sexual rules.
 
  by: bag     02/23/2005 08:44 PM     
  commoditization  
 
Some things aren't for sale.

You should know better. This isn't about religious morals, this is about human dignity.

Know the distinction and realize it dosen't allow for this.
 
  by: verboten   02/23/2005 09:22 PM     
  FALSE NEWS - according to other sites - LINK  
 
here is the link

http://www.snopes.com/...

Claim: Women in Germany face the loss of unemployment benefits if they decline to accept work in brothels.

Status: False.


Admins, please do something about this, or not. Its your site after all.
 
  by: ericcode   02/24/2005 05:20 AM     
  i remember  
 
seeing this a few months ago, i was sure it was here on SN, but this is old news already.
 
  by: ganjaman22     02/24/2005 06:04 AM     
  Even so it could happen  
 
Even though the article is false we see how easy it would be for something like this to happen once prostitution is legalised. And if it did happen then god help the human race.
 
  by: The Lightning Stalke   02/24/2005 07:34 AM     
  @The Lightning Stalke  
 
"Even though the article is false we see how easy it would be for something like this to happen once prostitution is legalised"

It has been, for awhile. Germany isn't a banana republic.
 
  by: Beryl   02/24/2005 11:51 AM     
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I never thought about it in this way but the same goes for the Netherlands.

In our country Brothels were legalized a long time ago and seeing as we are in a resesion all unemployed people need to take any job they can or get cut's on their money. Thatt mean jobs in the sex industry are also part of this apperantly:-)

It's a weird f^&*(ing world.

Martin
 
  by: Flutje   02/24/2005 12:45 PM     
  I think its snopes  
 
thats wrong here.

I've heard it mentioned in quite a few places, a the torygraph isnt comparable to fox news.
 
  by: domo1   02/24/2005 04:58 PM     
  ??  
 
If you accept the fact that state licensed prostitution is legitimate employment, then it follows that those seeking unemployment benefits must accept any job they are qualified for, or lose their benefits.

It gets interesting if male prostitution was also legalized.

 
  by: firstsgtmike   02/25/2005 09:51 AM     
  just read the snopes link  
 
Its all explained there.
 
  by: kells   02/26/2005 09:08 PM     
 
 
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