French intellectuals pour scorn on Government's goal of 'eradicating prostitution'

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Writing in 'Le Nouvel Observateur', a group of artists, academics and writers in France have suggested that the French Government's plan to eradicate prostitution is bound to fail. 

Responding to French Minister for Women, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem's recent outbursts the group say that talk of "abolishing" prostitution was based on "two debatable assumptions: that charging for sex is an affront to women's dignity and that all prostitutes are all victims of their bastard clients."

Furthermore they argues that 'criminalising clients will only force prostitution even more underground, making the women involved more vulnerable to exploitation.'

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