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Eddie Mair | 08:40 UK time, Wednesday, 19 November 2008

is the BBC News headline.

But is that the right approach? In August an iPM listener wrote this on the blog:

"What prompts me is the reported double standard between the perceived acceptability of paying for sex and having a female relative who is a sex worker. I'd like to hear that unpicked a little bit. Is there a parallel with the perception of violence against women (in which case, it's a question of respect not sexwork). Surely these women are women, just like any other; do we think that they are not so, and maybe even that sex taints women..."

iPM wants to know about your experience of prostitution. If you can help, please click HERE, where you can read that blog post in full, as well as other information on the story.


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