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My Red Light in Amsterdam is almost entirely run by former or current sex workers. And it's designed to ensure that those who rent rooms there aren't being trafficked or exploited. But some maintain that the work itself is inherently exploitative.

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My Red Light in Amsterdam is almost entirely run by former or current sex workers. And it's designed to ensure that those who rent rooms there aren't being trafficked or exploited. But some maintain that the work itself is inherently exploitative.

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