Prostitutes tell Welfare Minister Karen Jespersen - correct information or provide proof.
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Prostitutes tell Welfare Minister Karen Jespersen - correct information or provide proof.

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Prostitutes open protest home page

A group of prostitutes has started a home page to counter what it claims to be incorrect information from The National Board of Social Services.

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Prostitutes are tired of The National Board of Social Services (NBSS) which exhibits them as poor wretches who have had a difficult childhood.

The SIO organisation (Sex Workers Interest Organisation) has now opened a home page in reaction to the NBSS’ “Who pays the price” (hvembetalerprisen.dk) home page, which according to the SIO is full of mistakes. SIO says it wants to give schoolchildren and others a more nuanced view of prostitution.

For schools
According to the SIO, the ‘Who pays the price’ home page, opened under the auspices of Welfare Minster Karen Jespersen (Lib.), demeans prostitutes as well as containing factual errors.

The SIO has suggested that schools should also look at its own ‘Who pays the price1’ (hvembetalerprisen1.dk).

“The ministerial page says that most sex workers have had a difficult childhood and have been subjected to violence and other forms of neglect. There is no documentation to prove these claims – nor is there documentation for the allegation that they suffer from the same traumas as soldiers who have been to war. It’s just not true,” says Sus, a spokesperson for SIO.

The SIO has previously called on the minister to either correct her information or to provide documentation for her claims.

Edited by Julian Isherwood

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