Thursday, June 13, 2013

Ich find Schlager toll...



With skin-tight clothes and bum bags strapped around their waists, sexworkers wait by the roadside close to Hackescher Markt, one of Berlin's busiest shopping and entertainment districts. This is a familiar sight just before dark in the capital of a country that has been dubbed "Europe's biggest brothel".
The sex trade in Germany has increased dramatically since prostitution was liberalised in 2002, with more than one million men paying for sex every day here, according to a documentary, Sex – Made in Germany, aired this week on Germany's public broadcaster, ARD.
Based on two years of research using hidden cameras, the film by Sonia Kennebeck and Tina Soliman exposes the "flat-rate" brothels where men pay €49 (£42) for as much sex as they want, as well as a rise in sex tourism, with men from Asia, the Middle East and North America coming to Germany for sex.
Germany's law governing the sex trade is considered one of the most liberal in the world. It was passed by the former coalition government, made up of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) and the Greens, in a bid to strengthen the rights of sex workers and give them access to health insurance and benefits.
Since then, red light districts have become even more prominent in many major German cities including Berlin, Frankfurt and Hamburg, where the Reeperbahn is, notoriously, the focus for the sex trade. During the 2006 World Cup in Germany, brothels appeared close to football stadiums across the country to cater for fans before and after games.
But more than 10 years after the law was passed, critics are becoming increasingly vocal. They argue that although it may benefit those sex workers who choose to work in the trade, it also makes it easier for women from eastern Europe and countries outside the EU to be forced into prostitution by traffickers. Two-thirds of Germany's estimated 400,000 sex workers come from overseas.
"Migrant women who don't know the language are highly dependent on people to bring them here and to show them around," says Roshan Heiler, head of counselling at the Aachen branch of Solwodi, a women's rights organisation that helps women forced into prostitution.
She is not surprised at the number of men now paying for sex in Germany. "I think it's just a result of the legalisation," she says. "The men are not prosecuted and prices are low."
Meanwhile, Monika Lazar, spokeswoman on women's issues for the Alliance 90/Greens party, has defended the law, saying that making prostitution illegal again is not the way to improve working conditions. "Prostitution is still socially stigmatised, and that has not changed in the few years in which the law has been in effect," she says. "But the law is helping to strengthen the position of prostitutes and ensuring women, and men, are much better protected."


BoBA 2013 ISML Predictions: Ruby Match Day 3

ARENA 01: [Mikazuki Yozora] Nyarlathotep by >=800
Over/Under: 7500
Over

ARENA 02: Momo Belia Deviluke [Yuzuriha Inori] by >=800
Over/Under: 7500
Over

ARENA 03: Nibutani Shinka [Takanashi Rikka] by >=1200
Over/Under: 7500
Over

ARENA 04: [Tōwa Erio] Kotegawa Yui by <=800
Over/Under: 7500
Over

ARENA 05: [Kirigaya Suguha] Shirakiin Ririchiyo by <=800
Over/Under: 7500
Over

ARENA 06: [Yūki Mikan] Sanka Rea by >=800
Over/Under: 7500
Over

ARENA 07: [Kuroyukihime] Nōmi Kudryavka by >=1500
Over/Under: 7500
Over

ARENA 08: [Oshino Shinobu] Akemi Homura by >=800
Over/Under: 7500
Over

ARENA 09: [Chitanda Eru] Araragi Karen by >=1300
Over/Under: 7500
Over

ARENA 10: Araragi Tsukihi [Yui] by >=1000
Over/Under: 7500
Over

ARENA 11: Takanashi Tōka [Hasegawa Kobato] by >=1400
Over/Under: 7500
Over

ARENA 12: Kurasaki Fūko (Sky Raker) [Natsume Rin] by <=800
Over/Under: 7500
Over

ARENA 13: [Shiina Mashiro] Ayano Keiko (Silica) by >=1500
Over/Under: 7500
Over

ARENA 14: [Kanzaki H. Aria] Kirishima Shōko by >=800
Over/Under: 7500
Over

ARENA 15: Aoyama Nanami [Yūki Asuna] by >=1500
Over/Under: 7500
Over

ARENA 16: Misaki Mei [Kashiwazaki Sena] by >=1500
Over/Under: 7500
Over

ARENA 17: Konoe Subaru [Makise Kurisu] by >=1000
Over/Under: 7500
Over

ARENA 18: Honma Meiko [Roromiya Karuta] by <=600
Over/Under: 7500
Over

ARENA 19: [Asaba Naoyuki, Iriya Kana] Shūji, Chise by >=800
Over/Under: 7500
Under

ARENA 20: [Nakamura Yuri] Iwasawa Masami by >=1000
Over/Under: 7500
Over

ARENA 21: Louise Vallière [Kōsaka Kirino] by >=800
Over/Under: 7500
Over

ARENA 22: Saber [Eucliwood Hellscythe] by >=800
Over/Under: 7500
Over

ARENA 23: Sakagami Tomoyo [Aragaki Ayase] by >=1000
Over/Under: 7500
Over

ARENA 24: [Shana] Charlotte Dunois by >=1000
Over/Under: 7500
Over

ARENA 25: [Katsura Hinagiku] Nymph by >=800
Over/Under: 7500
Over

ARENA 26: [Gokō Ruri (Kuroneko)] Sengoku Nadeko by >=1400
Over/Under: 7500
Over

ARENA 27: [Kuroi Mato] Izumi Konata by >=800
Over/Under: 7500
Over

ARENA 28: [Misaka Mikoto] Victorique de Blois by >=1200
Over/Under: 7500
Over

ARENA 29: Fujibayashi Kyō [Yui-nyan] by >=1000
Over/Under: 7500
Over

ARENA 30: Konjiki no Yami [Nakano Azusa] by >=800
Over/Under: 7500
Over

ARENA 31: Holo [Nagato Yuki] by >=800
Over/Under: 7500
Over

ARENA 32: [Aisaka Taiga] Hirasawa Yui by >=800
Over/Under: 7500
Over

ARENA 33: [C.C.] Illyasviel von Einzbern by <=800
Over/Under: 7500
Over

ARENA 34: Suzumiya Haruhi [Tachibana Kanade] by >=1600
Over/Under: 7500
Over

ARENA 35: Tōsaka Rin [Akiyama Mio] by >=800
Over/Under: 7500
Over

ARENA 36: Hirasawa Ui [Senjōgahara Hitagi] by >=800
Over/Under: 7500
Over

ARENA 37: [Last Order] Furukawa Nagisa by <=800
Over/Under: 7500
Over