Sunday, January 30, 2005

Enforced prostitution in Germany

Given the country´s continued unemployment problems, it shouldn´t be too much of a surprise to see this report, claiming that German job centres will cut the benefits of women who refuse to work as prositutes:

Telegraph News 'If you don't take a job as a prostitute, we can stop your benefits'

Exciting as this initative is, I can´t see it as a vote-winner for Chancellor Schroeder´s government.

And the red-light milieu, for its part, will be in no hurry to replace hard-working ladies from former East-bloc countries with pampered, work-shy German Frauleins.

So on balance, and against this blog´s natural inclinations, we think this report should be filed under "hypothetical".

Update: It seems that the Telegraph's report was indeed hypothetical, in that nobody could be found to corroborate that it actually happened.

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