Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Editor: Tracy A. Thomas
University of Akron School of Law

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Prostitutes Can Now Receive Victim Compensation For Rape

The news: 

Spurred by emotional testimony from sex workers, California officials voted Thursday to change a 1990s-era anti-crime regulation and allow prostitutes to receive money from a victim compensation fund if they're raped or beaten.

Before the 1990s, prostitutes could not have access to such funds.  Paradoxical and disturbing on so many levels... More here

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