PSOE and PP Show Goodwill to End Prostitution Together Before a Divided United We Can

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Congress approves a socialist bill that imposes fines on customers and increases penalties for brokers

Adriana Lastra (PSOE) intervenes in the debate in Congress.
Adriana Lastra (PSOE) intervenes in the debate in Congress.Zippy AragonEFE
  • Congress PSOE introduces prostitution abolitionist law and challenges United We Can to support it

The PSOE law makes its way through Congress, in addition to supporting the Popular Party to end prostitution. This circumstance has made it clear that the socialist and popular They have reached a reconciliation in recent months regarding the issue which paves the way for an agreement between the two during a process that is now beginning.

Together the PSOE and the PP reach an absolute majority in the House and that would be enough to dispel the majority rejection that the bill creates among the parliamentary partners of the government, as well as to remove the doubts and divisions that the issue has with the United States. is generated within the space of we can.

Actually, there is a purple split in the votes for the admission process. General of there is colau Voted against, while the rest of the parliamentary group expressed itself in favour. Aware of this fracture and to avoid opening up to internal conflict, they agreed on the freedom to vote for the first deputy.

However, and after several heated debates, Congress has given the green light to process a resolution that proposes changing the Penal Code to impose fines on customers and prison sentences for those who Benefit from the prostitution of others (not their own). , these also include those who rent space in the premises or flats.

These measures are read differently by defenders and opponents. PSOE assures that it only intends to harass the brokers and middlemen who currently profit from prostitution. However, criticism from the other side is that it is a “punitiveness” of “all life”, a “prohibitionism” that would not “disappear” prostitution but would only generate more “vulnerabilities” and “insecurities” for those performing. . sexual act and it will make those who do so voluntarily “criminal”.

“Last Slave Remnant”

“Sexual exploitation is the last remnant of the slave system. Something absolutely incompatible with democracy,” declared PSOE’s deputy secretary general, Adriana Lastra. Thus, he asserted that in prostitution “what is bought is domination, the subjugation of women, inequality and masculinity perpetuated”, in addition to deeming one of the worst forms of “violence” against women. “There is no freedom in brothels,” he has settled.

Lastra has contacted all groups to build a consensus. “This initiative has the body of law, but it has the spirit of an agreement and we are ready to work with all groups that share the goal of impunity in our country,” he said. A few words that open an unusual relationship between PSOE and PP to agree.

Because popular They have stayed close and are too concerned to do so. “We want to cooperate in the change of this situation”, indicated Marta Gonzalejo, “We believe that this criminal response, which focuses on third party benefit, can make a big difference by condemning those who benefit from the prostitution of others, when there is no benefit to a third party. is tolerant.”

Similarly, González calls for giving himself an “opportunity” because we are facing “one of those moments in which society can change”, as he did with the abolition of slavery or the death penalty. “Let us take a decisive step towards the quality and maturity of democracy,” he said.

United We Can, which was divided in voting, approved the process but maintained reservations regarding various aspects of the PSOE proposal. His rejection of the fine is most important to clients, as he feels it is something that harms women.

Having agreed, the Catalan sector of the United We Can, Generalhas not voted because she believes the proposal would be “a serious blow to women’s rights”. Catalunya en Com sources say, “Such important issues should be addressed with the courage to listen to all women, not from a punitive point of view. We don’t want to criminalize or stigmatize any women, we want to listen to them.” want.” “Prohibition is not abolition. The law is not accompanied by social measures to end prostitution.”

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The law has been harshly criticized for seeking only criminal proceedings among government partners and for not proposing social alternatives or measures such as repeal of the Aliens Law. The ERC voted with a very belligerent speech in which it called socialist feminists “hypocrites”, in addition to accusing them of introducing the law as a reaction to “insult” when they debated prostitution into law. were lost. Only s is s. “Don’t read Clara Campomore so much and go on the streets,” she said. Pilar Vallugera In Lastra.

Similarly, EH Buildau has insisted that the proposal “only restricts” and leaves women “more helpless and vulnerable” in order to “pacify the partisan interests” of the PSOE. He did, however, participate to facilitate the debate.

Ciudadanos has also been very belligerent and his deputy sara gimnezzo He has a close encounter with Lastra in which he accuses the Socialist of “criminalizing prostitution” and proposing a “ethical-filled legislative patch” that gave women “worse conditions”, greater vulnerability and a lack of rights. Punishment will be given. , In addition, he has defended the freedom for those who practice prostitution voluntarily and with consent.

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