A very short history of prostitution in the Netherlands

A very short history of prostitution in the Netherlands

In Europe the professional and organized prostitution dates from the late Middle Ages. From this area stem the first documents about this phenomenon in the Low Countries. Several authors, (Van de Pol, 1996, Volmuller, 1966, Stemvers, 1985 and Meyer, 1989) mention the...
Sex workers and their trade union in the Netherlands

Sex workers and their trade union in the Netherlands

In the history of the Red Thread the plan to found a trade union of sex workers has popped up every now and then. The Red Thread had a long standing discussion about this with the FNV (Federation of Trade Unions in the Netherlands), the largest national trade union in...
Sekswerkerfgoed Second

Sekswerkerfgoed Second

This is an official message from Sekswerkerfgoed for the president of the United States. You’ll love Sekswerkerfgoed. It is absolutely fantastic. But what the hell is Sekswerkerfgoed? In short it is about the way they organized paid pussy-grabbing in the past. It has...
The legalization of prostitution, a mistake?

The legalization of prostitution, a mistake?

In the Netherlands brothel keeping became legal in the year 2000. Some journalists have interpreted this legal change as the legalization of pimping. But pimping in combination with exploitation, deception and violence was always considered a crime, also after 2000....
The Oldest Profession?

The Oldest Profession?

‘Prostitution is the oldest profession’, is a statement voiced by people who pride themselves on their tolerance of sex work. They utter jokingly this phrase or with a tongue in the cheek. These people also mean to say that prostitution will never disappear. Without...