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Keeping or being found in a bawdy house, being a pimp and living off of prostitution money are also illegal – the sentences for these acts is higher than the communication offensesThe laws are difficult to enforce and proveUsually the sex worker gets a harsher punishmentMore female sex workers are charged – male police officers don’t like to pose as if they’re looking for a male sex worker38% of Canadians think prostitution is morally acceptableMen were more accepting of prostitution41% believed laws were fair, and 41% believed the laws weren’t fair48% believed that prostitution shouldn’t be fined or jailed7 prostitutes are killed per year due to their profession Some believe that sex work should be regulated like other work with benefits, freedom from harassment, proper pay, ect.VenuesCall girl: works out of their own home making their own appointments. They are very expensive (100-200$ per hour) and exclusive. They have a lot of autonomy. Brothel: used to be more popular before WW2. It is a house of prostitution for theprostitute and customer to meet. IllegalIn call service: girls who work here have regular hours and shifts. They are usually controlled by a manager or a madam that will discuss the price and conditions of the work, and also take a portion of the profit. Illegal Massage parlour: a place where massages and sexual services are purchased
Out call service:Also called an escort service. The worker goes to a place specified by the client for sexual services. Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, and Windsor (any place in Windsor, not just specific zoned areas) licence escorting. Street walker:selling sex on the street. Much greater risk for disease, arrest, and violence. ½ of street workers enter the trade when they are 16. The law prohibits anyone under 18 providing sex. Third PartiesPimp: a sex worker’s companion, protector or master. Most prostitutes work without a pimp (74%) although most children sex workers have one.Madam:a female who manages a brothel, or escort service Sex trafficking:the recruitment and control of persons for sexual exploitation. Usually young women, who often end up in Italy, US, and Germany. Overpopulation, poverty, and lack of education contribute to children being trafficked. They are heavily controlled and usually abused by a 3rdparty. Sex Work in the MaritimesSex work is very heavily stigmatized as being women with drug addictions, or who are very poorIn the study they found that the workers weren’t always victims and weren’t extremely passive. Most were in it just for the money. Most just wanted people to stop looking down upon them and stigmatizing themThe Career of Sex WorkIn western countries, economics is the number one reason women enter sex workOnce women enter the trade, they go into an apprenticeship with them to teach them techniques (especially oral), how to negotiate, respect other working girls ect.