Thursday, January 5, 2012

Red light fight

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Massive debts pushed her into prostitution. Now, after several false starts, she's pocketing $3,000 in a good month, turning tricks as a self-employed Taipei street-walker. The money's good, she says, but there's just one problem: the cops. Prostitution is illegal in Taiwan, and the cops have several times hauled her in for three days in jail, or a fine up to $1,000. If sex work is legalized in a year's time as now planned, though, she says her working conditions will improve. FULL STORY.

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