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BLOG CALENDAR – THE NOVEMBER PAGE – AND PROPOSED NEW REGULATIONS FOR SEX WORKERS IN BELGIUM

The Blog Calendar For November

In the Northern Hemisphere, the cold autumn winds are bringing the chill with them. What better source of heat, to warm your hands by, could there be than a pair of boy butts, glowing from their recent harsh caning. And so we have that for the coming month’s calendar

Proposed New Regulations For Sex Workers In Belgium

Why do I care about this?

Because professional Disciplinarians and Dommes, even if they do not offer sexual services, are generally regarded in this category of employment. Also, although I personally do not take advantage of sexual services, some professionals, whose attentions I employ, do also offer extra services that put them firmly in this category of this type of employment

The situation at the moment

At this time it is legal, for both a sex worker and a client to enter into a financial exchange for services. But this regulation also includes laws aimed at discouraging people trafficking and pimping, but these laws are too vague and can be applied to any third party “profiting” from the income of a sex worker. For example, a baker who sells bread to someone who made the money to buy the bread from offering sexual services. The situation with the pandemic also lead to many sex workers being unable to earn a living and without the right to support from the government that other categories of workers enjoyed. This has led to protests

The new proposals

It is planned to have legislation based on the New Zealand laws concerning this issue. With clearer definitions of bad third parties (people traffickers and pimps), who should be prosecuted for their practices. This should leave innocent third parties, like bakers, car sales agents, property owners who rent out property and a whole host of other people free from the fear of prosecution under the law, for excepting money from a sex worker for their goods or services

You can read about this in more detail through the following link

PROPOSED NEW REGULATIONS FOR SEX WORKERS IN BELGIUM

Prefectdt

11 responses »

  1. That’s interesting about the law reform there Prefectdt, and how businesses can potentially wittingly commit a crime by transacting in any way with a sex worker.

    Sex work here in New Zealand was de-criminalised quite a number of years ago now, I remember it being a huge thing at the time. Sex workers now as a result have a collective looking after their interests and access to support.

    Hugs
    Roz

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  2. I think the new laws for sex workers is excellent – I never realized the difference between decriminalizing and legal ……. it made sense to me when I read it. Will this make your life a little easier ???

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  3. Interesting development. It seems like a step in the right direction, although the complexity of it all seems like a very gooey morass to traverse, and I’m not sure any piece of legislation, no matter how cleverly crafted, can navigate it all. For example, what if a woman enters a very beneficial and non-exploitive relationship with what could be considered a pimp? How does a law distinguish between a “good pimp” (one who is more a manager/bodyguard/partner) and a “bad pimp” (who is profiting from exploitation and abuse)? It seems like the law needs to target actions taken rather than roles in the business. And maybe that’s what they are trying to do?

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    • As things go on KD, I hope that further issues are addressed, but this looks like a good point to start from. One thing that I had hoped to see, that is not there, is a multilingual platform (website) where sex workers of various national origins can find out about their rights and obligations, if their first language is not French, Dutch or English. This would leave them less reliant on third parties, who might not be looking after their best interests, for information

      Prefectdt

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  4. A good start in changing what was in many ways a terrible law. Anything a sex worker bought would make the seller a criminal. Idiotic. This is better, BUT, still has the difficulties KDPierre mentions. Hopefully the change will improve things a little bit.
    love the his and her calendar, where the married couple are both experiencing the same discipline.
    bottoms up
    red

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    • The existing law relied on local authorities to enforce it. Some did and some did not and some partially enforced it. Which lead to a lot of different situations across the country, depending on the town that you are in. This should hopefully create a national standard, for the whole of Belgium.

      The image would make a great scenario for group, couples therapy Red 🙂

      Prefectdt

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  5. frédéric Albisetti

    J’apprécie beaucoup la qualité de votre travail d’information, J’imagine le temps et la force de votre motivation à nous en offrir le fruit. Belles preuves d’un sentiment de solidarité que je partage, et dont je vous remercie. Shame on me, too lazy to do the same from France.

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