Nearly two decades after prostitution legalization

The legalization in question is in New Zealand where the author of the article lives, but there are a number of countries where it is legal and that gives Julie Bindel, author of The Pimping of Prostitution plenty of case studies to see if the hoped for decrease in prostitution and increase in prostitute safety has actually occurred.

Compiling both statistics and the stories of men and women who are in the sex trade Bindel pulls no punches in showing the long-term outcomes of the policy known as "harm minimization".

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