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January 12, 2015 at 9:17 PM

It’s ‘sexual exploitation,’ not ‘patronizing a prostitute,’ in Seattle

The Seattle City Council unanimously voted Monday to change the name of the crime “patronizing a prostitute” to “sexual exploitation.” “Words matter,” City Attorney Pete Homes said in explaining why his office asked the City Council to change the name, according to a news release. “Using prostitute as a noun is demeaning and this change also reflects our…

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