Holland seems to have achieved most of it.
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Prostitutes in Holland
But now Amsterdam wants to reinstate the ban on pimping. Why?
The Mayor of Amsterdam, Job Cohen, says the ban is needed to prevent exploitation and human trafficking, and sees it as the next step in cleaning up the city’s Red Light District. Ten years ago a parliamentary commission established that the district was controlled by around 16 people with “serious criminal histories and/or contacts”. In recent years, an increasing number of stories have been circulating about human trafficking and forced prostitution in the Red Light District. The mayor and city council concluded that the district was no longer a tourist attraction to be proud of.
Mr Cohen believes the legalisation of prostitution in the Netherlands seven years ago hasn’t had the desired effect. Many prostitutes have not become “ordinary employees” or self-employed businesswomen, but are still exploited by pimps. The mayor is therefore calling for a ban on pimping. ~Prostitution in the Netherlands
Closing prostitution windows
It would appear as though they tried the theory the two of you are purporting, and the actual practice of it seems to not have the “desired effects.”
Amsterdam has a red light district that is a major tourist attraction. Sex for sale is very obvious there, but it is not as sleazy as it is here. The shops are well regulated, and for the most part free of criminal influence. It is not perfect, and I said they had achieved only most of those success factors we were discussing earlier.
The need to ban pimping is understandable. Even with a good system there will be those who can earn commission by bringing in customers from the street, and they will annoy the tourists. The ones who exploit the women are parasites who should be eliminated. So banning them is just part of good regulation.
I am not going to be draw into a defense of the Dutch system. You said there was no evidence of a good system working and I said this one was close.
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