Ten Reasons to Decriminalize Sex Work

„Sex work is criminalized not only through prohibitions on selling sexual services, but also through laws that prohibit the solicitation of sex, living off the earnings of sex work, brothel-keeping, or the purchase of sexual services.“

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Like other radical developments during the war, Nashville’s experiment with legalized prostitution evolved as a practical solution to a military problem. Nearly one in 10 Union soldiers were reported to have contracted gonorrhea or syphilis during the war; rates were even higher for troops garrisoned in and around cities.

Interessanter Artikel im immer lesenswerter Disunion-Blog der New York Times: Legalisierung der Prostitution in Nashville, Tenn., im Jahr 1863.