Wednesday, November 8, 2000

Michael Kesterton
Social Studies


World o' bureaucracy

For the past month, Dutch brothels have been legal — and subject to a 15-page list of regulations, reports The Sunday Telegraph. "This is a document that has been written by people who have no understanding of what a brothel is," says Mariska Major, a former prostitute who runs the Amsterdam Prostitution Information Centre. "They insist on daylight in the girls' rooms, which will never work for clients. Carpets are banned. They want a special no-smoking zone, separate showers and separate changing rooms for men and women … in a brothel?"

Sources: news services.

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