Sex Workers Move from Craigslist

In an attempt to stamp out sex crimes, the advertising site Craigslist has changed its policy on ads in its Erotic Services section. However, the sex trade goes on – just not on Craigslist.

Craigslist made a splash last month when it announced a set of policy changes aimed at stamping out sex crimes facilitated through the Erotic Services section of its site. But sex workers and legal experts say the measures are likely to have scant impact on the shadowy world of online prostitution.

Following the initial report about the new policies, a reader who identified herself as a “working girl in San Francisco” told InternetNews.com that Craigslist is hardly the only game in town.

“Because of the new procedure on Craigslist, we are turning to other Web sites … to promote our services,” she wrote in an e-mail. “These sites are free and just as effective. I don’t believe that this change in Craigslist will do anything to affect the industry.” Read more

2 Responses

  1. Hi,

    Thought you might enjoy the somewhat more edgy stand we took on this Craiglist news. To us (me) this is more of a crack down on prostitution using reasons that sound good as sound bites but don’t really stand up to closer criticism…

    Check out the full thread in our Censorship and Sexual Repression forum.

    Check out also the prostitution poll while you’re there, the results were surprising…

    Have an awesome day!
    Dan

  2. Thanks, for the heads up, Dan. I’ll check it out.

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