The street of Red lanterns want to reform.
Amsterdam authorities don’t want to “prostitutes” was a tourist attraction, decided to reform the Red light district.
The mayor of Amsterdam Femke Halsema called for a change in the popular Red light district. In her opinion, the transformation of prostitution into a tourist attraction is “humiliating” and “unacceptable”.
In an interview with local media, the mayor stated that it would consider all options for reform of the district to in any case to change the current status quo.
According to her, the circumstances in which workers in the sex industry need to do their work, has deteriorated. A growing number of tourists visiting the “quarter of love”, not only prevents the “ladies of the night” to offer their services, but also endangers their safety.
As stressed by Femke Halsema, the Amsterdam tradition of open prostitution “is increasingly connected with the humiliation of women by large groups of tourists.”
According to activists, the exploitation of sex workers in Amsterdam went too far, and regardless of the point of view on sex work, “the current situation cannot be justified.” Now Dutch politicians openly called on the authorities of the city rotting public prostitution. “This circus, this social “meat market” humiliating” – said the all-party group.