As subtle as a flying brick.

Red Means Stop. (NSFW)

Red-light districts can be found worldwide. The best known one in De Wallen, Amsterdam has gone through a lot of changes recently. Other red-light districts in Europe are also in decline, with Sweden taking a completely different approach to law enforcement. [NSFW]
Soi Cowboy in Bangkok is also world famous. While Cambodia has some of the worst exploitation anywhere, Wan Chai in Hong Kong is being gentrified. Others in SE Asia include Geylang, Singapore, Angeles City, Philippines, and Chow Kit in Kuala Lumpur.

Over in India, there is Garstin bastion Road in New Delhi, Calcutta’s Sonagachi, and Mumbai‘s Kamathipura. Some of you may remember the movie Born into Brothels, but you may not know that both a bank and a magazine were set up for India’s sex workers. The problem is no better next door in Pakistan.

Moving East, Seoul, Korea has “Hooker Hill”. Just across the Sea Of Japan, there’s Tokyo‘s Kabukichō and Osaka’s historic Tobita-Shinchi.

As an added bonus – Durban renamed a street in the red-light district after Mahatma Gandhi.

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