Fighting the whore stigma
Still the idea of "once a whore always a whore" is alive. Still it's seen as more shameful to sell than to buy sex. We want to fight these problems connected with the so called "whore stigma". This is, however, not done by closing our eyes to the problems, or by idealising the sex selling role, but rather by rendering visible the sex buyer and the social structures in which prostitution occurs.
Fighting the victim stigma
Prostitution research states unequivocally that in very many cases there is a connection between previous sexual assaults and prostitution. This is, however, taboo amongst active prostitutes.
To have been subjected to such things can be embarrassing for a person where the ideal is "the happy hooker". We think that there is something radically wrong when it has become more shameful to be a victim than a perpetrator.
Fair depictions of prostitution
We reject the romanticising and glorification of prostitution that often occurs in pop culture and media. The myth of prostitution as something glamorous largely comes from films. "Pretty Woman" is an example that has contributed to many young women getting into prostitution. The reality that they are confronted with, however, has very little in common with the one that Julia Roberts' character experiences with Richard Gere.
More resources to help centers
To come back to the labour market after a long time in prostitution can be difficult. We want the state to give more money to help centers so that they can offer qualified therapy to women outside Stockholm, Göteborg and Malmö and also help to get back to the labour market.
Higher maximum punishments for the buying of sex
Today the buying of sex has the same maximum punishment as shoplifting. We advocate a substantial increase in the punishment.
Abolishment of laws that criminalise prostitutes
On an international level we take a stand against the laws that exist in countries such as the UK, France and largely in the United States that criminalise the women in prostitution. We are not the guilty part in this.
Export of the law against the buying of sex
In comparison with Holland, whose sex commerce politics stands opposite
to the Swedish, our country invests very little in introducing its model
to the rest of Europe. Sweden should therefore increase the effort to
get more countries within the EU to adopt a law against the buying of