Before WYD, Brazil Ends “Happy Hooker” Campaign

Posters from the campaign for the International Day of Prostitutes feature the phrase "I am happy being a prostitute." Photo:  Brazilian Health Ministry

Just in time for next month’s World Youth Day gathering in Rio de Janeiro, the health minister of Brazil has ended the South American nation’s on-line “I am happy being a prostitute” campaign.  Some posters carried that message; others in the series teased, “I cannot be seen without a condom, my love.”In a country where prostitution is legal, the campaign was designed to promote condom use and reduce the stigma against sex workers.Health minister Alexandre Padilha told reporters that he d … [Read more...]


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