Janice Raymond, PhD, former Co-Executive Director of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW), in a May 28, 2004 speech "The Consequences of Legal Policy on Prostitution and Trafficking in Women" in Budapest, Hungary, said:

“Tolerance zones are treated as quick fixes to the spread of the sex industry and advocated as protected zones for prostituted women. But the problems with tolerance zones are many. The biggest is the NIMBY (Not in My Back Yard) problem. No neighborhood wants prostitution to be zoned there, so it gets pushed into backwater or industrial areas, areas that dangerous for women to be in, or poorer districts of the city where residents don’t have the financial and political clout of more economically advantaged areas.”

May 28, 2004