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Should Buying Sex Be Illegal?

Should Buying Sex Be Illegal?

The so-called “Swedish model” banning the purchase but not the sale of sex is catching on in Europe. But does it work? And for whom?

by Michelle Goldberg

The law, passed in 1993 with near-unanimous support, has become an excuse for bigotry, superstition and sectarianism.
Posted Jul 30 2014 - 1:20pm
The court’s decision to invalidate the abortion clinic buffer zone limits the privacy women require as participants in a democracy.
Posted Jul 2 2014 - 12:01pm
As the online behemoth strengthens its monopoly over the marketplace, publishers, like bookstores, are in a fight for survival.
Posted Jul 16 2014 - 1:41pm


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