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Many times I get asked why Sweden is one of the top countries internationally to live in and why Swedes care so much about human rights and for me the answer is always simple: it is primarily about solidarity and compassion. 780 more words

Personal Identity

The Big Lie of "Partial Decriminalization"

The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one’s real and one’s declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish spurting out ink. 492 more words

Double Whammy Against the Swedish Model

So many proponents of the “Swedish Model” criminalizing clients claim that it’s important to the fight against sex trafficking. Let’s put aside that proponents too often lump consensual sex work in with sex trafficking. 396 more words

Shell Game

I’ve now decided that, when dealing with American prohibitionists, I will no longer acknowledge that they support the Swedish model. Claim to support it, or allegedly support it, but not actually doing so. 532 more words

The Self-Perpetuation of "End-Demand" Fantasies

France has now joined the list of countries who have adopted the so-called “End-Demand” approach in opposing prostitution, by criminalizing the clients of sex workers in the vain hope that the steady drop in demand will lead to the eventual eradication of “white slavery”. 575 more words

Keeping Sex Workers Safe: An Alternative to the Swedish Model

Currently, a parliamentary committee in the United Kingdom is conducting hearings on a proposal to implement the “Swedish model” of prostitution law – one where it is legal to sell sexual services, but illegal to buy them. 532 more words

Don't expect polite debate when it comes to prostitution policy

HOW do you solve a problem like prostitution? Well, first you have to decide if it actually is a problem at all. Next you have to decide what language to use to describe it, and to describe those involved in it. 970 more words

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