Friday 20 April 2018

Cannot find nice brothel keepers

Madam -- The analysis of the current sex trade by Jim Cusack (Sunday Independent, June 3, 2012) contained some claims by Garda 'sources' and those supporting the trade which do not stand up to any scrutiny.

The sweeping assertion that 'Catholic and feminist' groups are the only ones claiming the trade has links to human trafficking is wrong. More than 50 organisations are campaigning for a change in the law under the banner 'Turn off the Red Light'.

The allegation that Garda raids on brothels are indiscriminate begs the question: where are the nice brothel keepers who are being allegedly discriminated against? Certainly, as a frontline organisation working with women trapped in lives of threats, violence and abuse, we have never come across them.

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