Talk:Prostitution

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January 26, 2004Refreshing brilliant proseNot kept
April 10, 2004Featured article candidatePromoted
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Current status: Former featured article

Semi-protected edit request on 23 January 2019[edit]

Category:Slavery Oziomoluabi (talk) 18:29, 23 January 2019 (UTC)

 Not done: For the Human trafficking article, absolutely. However, this article is about prostitution, which is defined as accepting payment, so I don't see Slavery as a defining characteristic for categorization. I'm not absolutely opposed to it, so if a consensus emerges that disagrees, I'm not opposed - just not ripe for an edit request at this time. ‑‑ElHef (Meep?) 18:45, 23 January 2019 (UTC)
See also the White Slavery section in Sexual slavery. Not really appropriate here.--Auric talk 18:57, 23 January 2019 (UTC)

Renaming the page to "Sex work"[edit]

Is there a case for changing the title of this page to "Sex work" in line with the now-accepted norm? Clearly there are arguments against this (e.g. https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/jun/06/prostitution-sex-work-pimp-state-kat-banyard-decriminalisation ). However, notwithstanding the ongoing debate, it seems that "sex work" is the term most often preferred / recognised as the least pejorative. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 110.145.176.38 (talk) 06:52, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

Not really, see Sex worker. They are not the same, as sex work includes prostitition, plus a fairly broad range of other jobs (stripper, porn actor, barman in a strip club...) as well. A prostitue is a sex worker, but not all sex workers are prostiutes. IdreamofJeanie (talk) 12:42, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
And we already have a Sex work article. I have talked about merging the Sex work and Sex worker articles, though. After all, we don't have a Prostitution article and Prostitute article; we cover that in one article. Flyer22 Reborn (talk) 10:16, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

Nomination of Portal:Prostitution for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether Portal:Prostitution is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The page will be discussed at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Prostitution until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the page during the discussion, including to improve the page to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the deletion notice from the top of the page. North America1000 07:19, 23 April 2019 (UTC)