Tracy Clark-Flory comments on the closing of Craigslist's "adult services" section:
It seems that the sex workers and pimps who were pushed out of the virtual red light district are now spreading throughout the site. ... Stopping the sale of sex on the Internet is like trying to keep frogs in a bucket. You can shutter the most popular online venue for prostitution, but that doesn't eliminate the demand. Independent sex workers will find other ways to do business, and so will pimps and traffickers. The question here is whether sex workers, and trafficking victims, will be safer without Craigslist's "adult services" section, or whether they'll just be less visible.
Ian Paul tries to understand the other side of the debate.
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