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    Britain to delete term "prostitute" from law books

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is proposing to remove the term "prostitute" from the criminal statutes because it carries too much stigma.

    Instead, a new bill that the Justice Ministry has drafted refers simply to persons who sell sex persistently -- defined as twice or more in three months.

    "We just wanted to remove the stigma of the label 'common prostitute'," said a spokeswoman for the Justice Ministry.

    "It's been around since 1824, so it was a bit outdated. It just wasn't really helpful to label people."

    The new bill introduces measures to try to get sex workers out of the industry, and in effect decriminalizes prostitution for those who are not considered persistent.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070628/od_nm/britain_prostitute_dc;_ylt=AqjkVJ8CHFTv4a6vhXZYuKk uQE4F

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    Re: Britain to delete term "prostitute" from law books

    From now on they will be known as 'Ladies of the Evening.'
    Or if you drive rig 'Friends of the Road.'

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    Re: Britain to delete term "prostitute" from law books

    Instead, a new bill that the Justice Ministry has drafted refers simply to persons who sell sex persistently -- defined as twice or more in three months.
    So apparently they can sell it once every three months and be fine?
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    Re: Britain to delete term "prostitute" from law books

    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    Instead, a new bill that the Justice Ministry has drafted refers simply to persons who sell sex persistently -- defined as twice or more in three months.
    So apparently they can sell it once every three months and be fine?
    If you give them the money in a Hallmark card, is it still considered prostitution?
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    Re: Britain to delete term "prostitute" from law books

    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    Instead, a new bill that the Justice Ministry has drafted refers simply to persons who sell sex persistently -- defined as twice or more in three months.
    So apparently they can sell it once every three months and be fine?

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    Re: Britain to delete term "prostitute" from law books

    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    Instead, a new bill that the Justice Ministry has drafted refers simply to persons who sell sex persistently -- defined as twice or more in three months.
    So apparently they can sell it once every three months and be fine?
    If you giver her the money in a Hallmark card, is it still considered prostitution?
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    Re: Britain to delete term "prostitute" from law books

    "singersp" wrote:
    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    Instead, a new bill that the Justice Ministry has drafted refers simply to persons who sell sex persistently -- defined as twice or more in three months.
    So apparently they can sell it once every three months and be fine?
    If you giver her the money in a Hallmark card, is it still considered prostitution?
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    It's not prosititution if it's in the new Happy Prostitutes Day card.

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    Re: Britain to delete term "prostitute" from law books

    "BadlandsViking" wrote:
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is proposing to remove the term "prostitute" from the criminal statutes because it carries too much stigma.

    Instead, a new bill that the Justice Ministry has drafted refers simply to persons who sell sex persistently -- defined as twice or more in three months.

    "We just wanted to remove the stigma of the label 'common prostitute'," said a spokeswoman for the Justice Ministry.

    "It's been around since 1824, so it was a bit outdated. It just wasn't really helpful to label people."

    The new bill introduces measures to try to get sex workers out of the industry, and in effect decriminalizes prostitution for those who are not considered persistent.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070628/od_nm/britain_prostitute_dc;_ylt=AqjkVJ8CHFTv4a6vhXZYuKk uQE4F
    gotta love our law makers - great way to reduce the crime rate, just re-classify it so that it falls outside of the definitions.
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