Moral crusade against prostitution

@article{Weitzer2006MoralCA,
  title={Moral crusade against prostitution},
  author={Ronald Weitzer},
  journal={Society},
  year={2006},
  volume={43},
  pages={33-38}
}
Arobust, new moral crusade against prostitution and sex trafficking has arisen in the past few years, targeting these issues with a vengeance and making a host of outlandish claims. This crusade has scored a series of major victories in getting its ideology incorporated in law and government policy, resulting in a growing crackdown on the sex industry in both the United States and abroad. Moral crusades arise in reaction to a perceived social problem, which they define as an unqualified evil… 
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