Queen's University

Prostitution to remain illegal

2010-12-03

Queen’s University professor Jackie Davies is available to discuss today’s Ontario court case that rules that prostitution will remain illegal for now.

Dr. Davies is a feminist philosopher and teaches issues related to sex work. She can talk about both sides of the issue of decriminalizing laws related to prostitution and says feminists are split on whether legalizing prostitution would be good or bad for women. She has also studied the sex industry in Germany (where is prostitution is legal).

“I think there is no good answer here. Not changing the law will be harmful and changing the law will be harmful in new and different ways,” Dr. Davies says.

To arrange an interview, please contact Michael Onesi at 613.533.6000 ext. 77513 or michael.onesi@queensu.ca, or Kristyn Wallace at 613.533.6000 ext. 79173 or kristyn.wallace@queensu.ca at News and Media Services, Queen’s University.

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