Amsterdam is literally place that where
everything under the moon is sold,with wholeheartness and in broader
This is story of “Window”
Where thousands of women are bought
and sold every day.Till now I have seen them in movies but now its happening
near me; and here it’s legal.
Prostitution in Amsterdam is nearly as old as the city itself. As early as the 15th century and possibly earlier, the first prostitutes arrived to earn a living in the harbor of Amsterdam. The Red Light District is still located in the oldest part of the city. The women initially plied their trade in the streets. In the sixties, the police made it illegal to solicit from doorways. Sitting behind the window was tolerated if the curtains were almost closed. By burning a red light behind the chink, it was clear to men that they could come here for a prostitute.
Today it is allowed to keep the curtains open but the red lights are still used. As a result the evening hours are the best time to visit. The Red Light District then comes to life and clearly shows where its name originated.
Clearly this is both “freedom and slavery”.
Slavery because this facilitates Prostitution we came to know there is charge for standing on this window somewhere between 140 euro ,which lady has to pay to brothel owner and in this process she needs to get minimum four clients and then above this would be her income .
Modern day slavery, they are just a product what all agony and torment they had to suffer during that process is different story.
Freedom beacuse this is oldest profession which is making them maverick(they are free from outside control;not subject to another’s authority) This give them independence to earn the way they are capable of
So In 1988, the Dutch government began to recognize prostitution as a legal profession, meaning that sex workers were granted the same rights as any other professional and were expected to declare their income and pay taxes. In 2000, brothels were legalized and began operating as legitimate businesses.
Although sex work is now regulated in the Red Light District, human trafficking, pimping and gang activity have remained serious issues, and recent research suggests that despite operating legally, many sex workers were coerced into prostitution. Amsterdam’s municipality has attempted to combat these problems via various means during the past decade, including closing around one-third of the area’s sex windows and then leasing the properties to cultural enterprises in an effort to redevelop the area. Currently, there are approximately 300 sex windows in de Wallen, as well as many sex stores, sex theatres and several brothels.