Britain to delete term “prostitute” from law books
‘Britain is proposing to remove the term “prostitute” from the criminal statutes because it carries too much stigma.
Instead, a new bill that the Justice Ministry has drafted refers simply to persons who sell sex persistently — defined as twice or more in three months.
“We just wanted to remove the stigma of the label ‘common prostitute’,” said a spokeswoman for the Justice Ministry.
“It’s been around since 1824, so it was a bit outdated. It just wasn’t really helpful to label people.”‘