So presumably it involves small & firm peaches then?
Mobile World Congress organiser the GSMA has issued an apology for the use of its logo on a website advertising a Barcelona brothel, but has been unable to do anything about a large poster which sits next to a Samsung advert. Visitors to Mobile World Congress are used to the route from the airport to the city imploring the 90, …
Oh look, a man is in favour of prostitution. Stop the press.
Nobody in their right mind is going to claim that there is no exploitation of women in the sex industry. On the other hand, prostitution is not going to go away just because people don't like it, and it doesn't have to involve exploitation, in the sense of women being forced to do something against their will. There are plenty of examples of women selling sex because they choose to.
The correct attitude, in terms of reducing such exploitation, would appear to be legalisation and regulation of the sex industry. Since prostitution is legal in Barcelona, it seems perfectly reasonable to assume that such businesses should be permitted to advertise.
The flip side, of course, is that if you criminalise prostitution, you push it underground. You end up with what is a growing, and real, problem in the UK and other countries, where women and girls are forced into sex work against their will by organised criminal gangs. They may be beaten or drugged and are often smuggled from one country to another, so they are frightened about their legal status and are unfamiliar with the local language, so cannot seek help. Prudishness does nothing to help such victims.
Maybe, although GSM did originally stand for Groupe Spécial Mobile and was developed by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute based in Sophia-Antipolis, France.
However, the GSMA board is listed at http://www.gsma.com/aboutus/leadership/gsma-board so that's quite a multi-lingual cheeseboard.
And this year they asked directly to Apricots to remove their ads from the billboard ! I don't know what is wrong with them, if the girls from Apricots are working there by fully-assumed choice... And above all, this kind of clubs is legal in Spain! It was the first time I saw ads from an escort agency, and I think they had the "balls" to do it! It's respectable!
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