UPDATE: Become a prostitute or lose your benefits in Germany

A Reuters article today clarifies Germany’s position on sex work and unemployment benefits.
An article Feministing cited yesterday said that “under Germany’s welfare reforms, any woman under 55 who has been out of work for more than a year can be forced to take an available job – including in the sex industry – or lose her unemployment benefit.”
Today, however, a spokesperson from Germany’s Federal Labor Office said that “job centers would not look for prostitutes on behalf of brothels, nor offer sex industry jobs to people who hadn’t specifically mentioned it as an area of interest.”
That’s a relief, but the legalization issue has certainly sparked some interesting conversation…

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