The Impact of the Sex Industry in the European Union

Janice G. Raymond January 19, 2004 England Download Attachment

Public Hearing on The Impact of the Sex Industry in the E.U,
Committee on Women's Rights and Equal Opportunities,
European Parliament
January 19, 2004
Janice G. Raymond, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Co-Executive Director, Coalition Against Trafficking in Women

One of the most visible developments in the sex industry during the last 30 years has been its rapid expansion and massive diversification. Globalization of the economy means globalization of the sex industry, whether one is confronted with sex trafficking, prostitution, mail order bride marketers, lap dancing and other sex clubs, sex tourism and/or pornography. There are few countries in which the sex industry is shrinking.