Copenhagen prostitutes offer freebies to climate change delegates

Der Spiegel reports that Copenhagen’s mayor has sent postcards to local hotels asking delegates to the upcoming climate conference not to patronize prostitues during their stay in the city. But the city’s sex workers are not taking this…er…lying down, and have made it known that they will offer free sex to any conference delegate who ...

By , a former associate editor at Foreign Policy.

Der Spiegel reports that Copenhagen's mayor has sent postcards to local hotels asking delegates to the upcoming climate conference not to patronize prostitues during their stay in the city. But the city's sex workers are not taking this...er...lying down, and have made it known that they will offer free sex to any conference delegate who can produce one of the postcards:

According to the report, the move has been organized by the Sex Workers Interest Group (SIO).

"This is sheer discrimination. Ritt Bjerregaard is abusing her position as Lord Mayor in using her power to prevent us carrying out our perfectly legal job. I don't understand how she can be allowed to contact people in this way," SIO Spokeswoman Susanne Møller tells avisen.dk.

Der Spiegel reports that Copenhagen’s mayor has sent postcards to local hotels asking delegates to the upcoming climate conference not to patronize prostitues during their stay in the city. But the city’s sex workers are not taking this…er…lying down, and have made it known that they will offer free sex to any conference delegate who can produce one of the postcards:

According to the report, the move has been organized by the Sex Workers Interest Group (SIO).

"This is sheer discrimination. Ritt Bjerregaard is abusing her position as Lord Mayor in using her power to prevent us carrying out our perfectly legal job. I don’t understand how she can be allowed to contact people in this way," SIO Spokeswoman Susanne Møller tells avisen.dk.

Oh, Scandanavia.

Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @joshuakeating

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