Sex Work

Prostitutes in Ghent Told They're Too Prostitute-y

Killjoys want them to rein it in or face fines


Prostitutes in the Belgian city of Ghent have been told to cover up and stop suggestive gyrating in their windows as of next month.

As of October 1, the "working girls" will have to abide by the rules or else face a 120-euro (£95) fine.

A new local police order will force prostitutes working day and night behind Amsterdam-style, neon-flashing windows, a feature of the trade across north-eastern mainland Europe, to cover up and quit sexually-charged posing before passers-by.