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Wide open prostitution is coming to an end in Zurich after the city council approved measures to ban minors under the age of 18 from plying the sex trade.

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Re: Zurich bans minors from the sex trade

And they stopped it only now?????
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No mate. 9 months ago.
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This has been discussed before, but as a Swiss, I was very ashamed that prostitution in Switzerland was legal from 16

About time!
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Only in Zurich.

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Shamefully and sadly true - let's hope humanity will prevail and this will soon be the case all over Switzerland. How anybody can condone prostitution being valid at 16, beggars belief.

How anybody who has teenage daughters can - is uttlerly beyond comprehension.
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Apparently 9 voted against it!!

Pretty sick
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Re: Zurich bans minors from the sex trade

Lawyers gotta be happy about this!
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Shamefully and sadly true - let's hope humanity will prevail and this will soon be the case all over Switzerland. How anybody can condone prostitution being valid at 16, beggars belief.

How anybody who has teenage daughters can - is uttlerly beyond comprehension.
My thoughts exactly.

One really has to ask what the social cost of open prostitution amounts to.

I've never had a single prostitute as a client who didn't suffer serious psychological damage from the act. Not a single one. This is a dehumanizing practice.
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Re: Zurich bans minors from the sex trade

Just another titbit: I just learned (I think) that as per local law a 14-year old girl could star in a porno if the male star is up to 17-years old. I haven't done much research but a Swiss colleague told me this is true. Strange!
Like I said I haven't done much research maybe I'm getting something wrong.
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My thoughts exactly.

One really has to ask what the social cost of open prostitution amounts to.

I've never had a single prostitute as a client who didn't suffer serious psychological damage from the act. Not a single one. This is a dehumanizing practice.
So you can well imagine the effect on a 16 year old
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My thoughts exactly.

One really has to ask what the social cost of open prostitution amounts to.

I've never had a single prostitute as a client who didn't suffer serious psychological damage from the act. Not a single one. This is a dehumanizing practice.
The question is really, what is the social cost of keeping prostitution illegal? Underground brothels run by gangs where women are beaten and forced to work as slaves, where the law works against them and not for them and where the women become human shields for the men in the background.

Whether you agree or disagree with prostitution, it has been shown in New Zealand that since it was legalised there the women working in the industry are, on the whole, better off than they were when it was illegal.

Now, under-age prostitution should never have been legal in the first place, and the fact that it was is shameful, since there is no way to benefit the girl or boy.

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Re: Zurich bans minors from the sex trade

Check you last sentence, please - is that what you meant to write?

'Under-aged' means different things in different countries, and here in CH, prostitution is legal at 16 (well, bravo Zurich for putting a stop to this locally).
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Check you last sentence, please - is that what you meant to write?

'Under-aged' means different things in different countries, and here in CH, prostitution is legal at 16 (well, bravo Zurich for putting a stop to this locally).

Corrected, thanks! Yes, I meant to say it never should have been legal.

True that under age sex means different things. Am I to understand, though, that the age of consent here is higher? Or can 16 year olds generally consent to have sex?
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16 for both. I have no problem with sex at 16 (I did, no pressure, no regrets)- but I do have a big problem with prostitution at 16.
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Re: Zurich bans minors from the sex trade

The law is simple, really.

It is legal for 16 year olds to have sex.

It is legal to accept money for sex.

Therefore, it is legal for 16 year olds to accept money for sex.

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This has been discussed before, but as a Swiss, I was very ashamed of the local
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Wide open prostitution is coming to an end in Zurich after the city council approved measures to ban minors under the age of 18 from plying the sex trade.
So the Local is implying that minors over the age of 18 will still be permitted?

What exactly does The Local think "minors" are?

People who work down a coal mine?

Maybe the Local could divert some of its advertising revenue to buy a dictionary.

And use it as well.

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“The fact that they (prostitutes) need legal papers and documents, I think it’s an important step,” Rasha Hammad, spokeswoman for the group, told The Local.
I hope Rasha Hammad hangs her head in shame when she realises what a bunch of time wasters she's been talking to rather than doing her job.

Somebody also please explain to the The Local about the square brackets on its keyboard.

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“The fact that [prostitutes] need legal papers and documents, I think [is] an important step,” Rasha Hammad, spokeswoman for the group, told The Local.
Is that too difficult?
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Re: Zurich bans minors from the sex trade

why above 18 is acceptable and between 16-18 is not good?
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Re: Zurich bans minors from the sex trade

Because at 18 you are an adult it does not make it 'good' but at least it is better than 16!
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