UK Subsidizes Jobs in Porn Industry

February 25, 2014 | No comments | Posted in Children, Family, Sexuality | Tags: , ,

by Kate Boyle

It’s no secret that the United Kingdom is fairly progressive, but they’ve gone to a new level. The British government is offering subsidies to organizations in the adult entertainment industry for hiring unemployed 18-24 year olds. Granted, the subsidies would not apply to jobs with a “sexual nature” (i.e. strippers, escorts, porn stars, etc.) but they would apply to others such as camera operators, receptionists, or maintenance staff – where young people would be exposed to the day-to-day activities of the sex industry.

A guidance document issued by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) states that acceptable jobs may include: “those involved in the sale, manufacture, distribution and display of sex related products . . . auxiliary workers in lap/pole dancing clubs” and as well as bar and door staff, receptionists and cleaners.

The issue was brought to light when Labour MP Fiona Mactaggart discovered that there are no records of how many of the £2,275 subsidies have been handed out. Mactaggart called for the subsidies to be discontinued and asked for a statement from the DWP’s Minister of State.

Strip clubs and other companies within the “sex industry” are notoriously connected to sex-trafficking across the globe. Encouraging businesses to seek out young people in order to fill certain roles within an erotic organization is deplorable.

In the United States, the FBI has stated that “strip clubs … are havens for prostitutes forced into sex trafficking.” According to the Montgomery County Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition, Pennsylvania is considered a “pass through” state as well as a destination for human trafficking.

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