A nationwide protest against gender violence in Spain revealed a deep division among feminists over whether sex work constitutes violence against women.
Prostitution is neither regulated nor criminalized in Spain, which has allowed a sex market to blossom to the tune of $26.5 billion per year.
So, while businesses line their pockets, the workers themselves can’t claim basic worker rights.
But some Spanish feminists believe legalizing sex work would increase trafficking.
A nationwide protest against gender violence in Spain on Sunday revealed a deep division among feminists over whether sex work constitutes violence against women.
Tens of thousands of people dressed in purple — the color traditionally associated with the women’s liberation movement — marched through the streets of major cities from Barcelona and Madrid to Seville and Toledo to mark the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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