Pia Adelsteen has a sensible suggestion to combat alleged trafficking of women for the purpose of prostitution. Buy local goods. If trafficking really exists, this would be a good solution. For an anti-immigrant party, this is even more obvious.
A woman lawmaker from an anti-immigrant Danish political party said on Wednesday that men should visit only Danish prostitutes to help combat trafficking of foreign sex workers.
“I think we should try to stop this trafficking and that means it’s best if they don’t go to a foreign girl,” Pia Adelsteen of the Danish People’s Party (DPP) told AFP.
Her remarks came after a poll by the Ministry for Gender Equality showed that one in seven Danish men believe it is acceptable to use a prostitute who has been the victim of trafficking.
“I think we should look into whether there’s anything that can be done so that prostitutes could show that they have chosen this for themselves,” she said.
“I have nothing against men paying for sex, or women for that matter.”
Denmark is the only country in the Nordic region to allow both the sale and purchase of sex.