Strauss-Kahn to sue Belgian pimp over ‘DSK’ brothelFormer International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is suing a Belgium-based pimp for opening a brothel that bears the initials ‘DSK’, his lawyers said Wednesday.
The 51 Percent
Fighting a 'Sugar Daddy' addictionIn this edition, the search for a sugar daddy: how a controversial website allows young women to meet rich, older men. But some here in France argue it's a form of prostitutio...
‘Smart Ass’ peeks at sordid underbelly of French ‘Ivy League’As with food trucks and Converse, filmmaking trends from the US invariably land in France a few years late. But whereas the French can concoct a pretty tasty burger and look chic w...
China's labour camps become 're-education centres'Last November, Beijing announced the closure of its infamous labour camps in which anyone could be detained for up to 4 years without any trial. China has now officially closed all...
Ribéry, Benzema acquitted in underage prostitute caseFrank Ribéry and Karim Benzema, two of France’s biggest football stars, were acquitted by a Paris court Thursday on charges of having sex with an underage prostitute.
THE 51 PERCENT
Egypt’s veiled rapperIn this edition, we discover the Egyptian rapper who wears a hijab and find out how the burqa is making a comeback in Afghanistan. We also examine how an increasing number of count...
Canada’s top court strikes down anti-prostitution lawsCanada’s highest court on Friday struck down all current restrictions on prostitution, ruling that bans on brothels and street soliciting expose sex workers to greater risks.
Prostitution: French National Assembly votes to criminalise the clientsWe take a look at a lot of criticism in the French media for the law aiming to criminalise the clients of prostitution. Also, François Hollande had an operation in 2011 in the mont...
French lower house votes to fine prostitutes’ clientsThe lower house of the French parliament, the National Assembly, has approved a law imposing a €1,500 fine on those caught paying for sexual services. The bill is expected to go be...
The Week In France
THE WEEK IN FRANCE
Prostitution debate: what do sex workers think of new bill?Changing the way France tackles prostitution: lawmakers start debating a bill that would see clients, not sex workers, punished. Next, some good news on the economic front: officia...
French MPs tighten laws on prostitutionIn France, the law currently states that prostitution is legal, although brothels, pimping and soliciting sex are not. But the National Assembly has just voted to introduce legisla...
French lawmakers back ban on paying for sexFrench lawmakers voted on Saturday to back a highly controversial provision in a bill that imposes a €1,500 euro fine on clients of sex workers.
The World This Week
THE WORLD THIS WEEK