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Copenhagen Sex Workers Offer Free Sex to Climate Summit Participants

Spiegel.de, Denmark
December 4th 2009 − The Copenhagen city council tried to use the climate summit to push their anti-sex work agenda. Local sex workers fought back with their own weapons.

The city council sent postcards to 160 Copenhagen hotels urging the COP15 guests and delegates to „Be sustainable − don't buy sex”. The approach also addressed the hotels: "Dear hotel owner, we would like to urge you not to arrange contacts between hotel guests and prostitutes". Copenhagen sex workers are now striking back, saying that the council has no business with their affairs. They offer free sex to anyone who can produce one of the offending postcards and a COP15 badge. After all, as ICRSE commented on their website, what could be more sustainable than two consenting adults exchanging renewable energy? The move has been organized by the Sex Workers Interest Group SIO. says SIO Spokeswoman Susanne Møller. Møller adds that it is reprehensible and unfair that Copenhagen politicians have chosen to use the UN Climate Summit as a platform to campaign against sex workers. "But they've done it and we have to defend ourselves."