Top 5 Myths About The Nordic Model
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It reduces human trafficking.
There is no evidence that the Nordic model reduces human trafficking.
It makes women safer in the sex industry.
Female sex workers in countries that have adopted this legislation overwhelmingly report feeling less safe.
It reduces demand for sexual services.
The Nordic model does not reduce demand for sexual services, instead the industry is driven underground.
It is the same thing as decriminalisation.
Clients and sex industry owner/managers are criminalised under Nordic Model laws.
It is widely supported by academics and feminists.
Only a minority of academics and some (radical) feminists support it.
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Last updated: 29 March 2020