Taken from an original write-up by Sabina Becker on September 25, 2014—
“Even as German politicians are coming under heavy pressure from the local pimp
lobby to do away with all laws around prostitution, another group of voices is rising
up to join the opposition to that very wealthy and powerful force. They are trauma
therapists who have worked extensively with women and girls in the trade, and what
they have seen in the course of their careers is enough to convince them that
prostitution is not, and never will be, a normal job for the vast majority of those who
“Prostitution is in no way a job like any other. It is degrading, torturous, and exploitive.”
Michaela Huber, psychologist and head of the German Society for Trauma and Dissociation
“Prostitution is violence, not a profession.”
Wolfgang U. Eckart, director of the Institute for History and Ethics in Medicine at Heidelberg
“We are in danger of sliding into an Ice Age of ethics,” where the normalization of prostitution is concerned.
Lutz Besser, Director of the Centre for Psychotraumatology and Trauma Therapy of Niedersachsen.”
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