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Indian Sect Members Vow To Marry Sex Workers 21

More than 1,000 followers of a multi-religious sect in northern India have decided to buck traditional wisdom and turn whores into housewives in an attempt to help them escape exploitation. The group (DSS) claims their pledge will also help stop the spread of AIDS. It is estimated that 40%-50% of women working in red light districts in large cities are HIV carriers. Dr Aditya Insan, a senior DSS functionary, said, "This will have to be a slow and delicately handled process. Many women are HIV-positive. Some have young children and are understandably concerned about their future. We need to ensure these women are protected legally once they are married."


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Indian Sect Members Vow To Marry Sex Workers

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  • by jameskojiro ( 705701 ) on Thursday December 17, 2009 @04:05PM (#30478088) Journal

    Hirajs or I think that is how it is spelled, basically the Indian version of the Thai Ladyboy.....

  • This might turn out, if true, to be a real world execution of ideas proposed in Steven E. Landsburg's article (and subsequent book) "More Sex Is Safer Sex". The arguement goes that getting sexually conservative segments of the population to socially engage the sexually prolific segment of the population dampens the amount of partner swapping that goes on and can thus slow the rate of infection. There is a research paper in here somewhere that would make a good candidate for the Ig Nobel prize.

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