Sex Work

Prostitutes Vote With Their Feet

A lack of stigma and liberal laws mean Switzerland is becoming an increasingly popular destination for sex workers

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Geneva is one of the world's most expensive cities, where a room in the center of town rents for $3,000 a month. Given such a steep price, what's a working person to do?Fed up with the exorbitant rent she pays for her workspace, Geneva resident Angelina became proactive: last month, she formed a trade union for self-employed contractors like herself. The organization, the first of its kind in Switzerland, represents several hundred members of the world's oldest profession: sex workers.