Last updated on: 3/2/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Ine Vanwesenbeeck, PhD Biography

Title:
Manager of Research at Rutgers Nisso Group, Dutch Expert Centre on Sexuality
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“A process toward better work relations, worker protection, and an improved status of sex workers, once facilitated by a legislative system as now available in the Netherlands, certainly needs further government support.

…Legal rights for sex workers as a professional group are a precondition for adequate government intervention, but does not yet guarantee societal acceptance of sex workers. The struggle against social stigma of sex workers and the reduction or prevention of negative social reactions toward them should be an additional aim of any policyworking toward improvement of sex workers’ social status and well-being.”

Archives of Sexual Behavior, Dec. 2005

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Manager of Research at Rutgers Nisso Group, Dutch Expert Centre on Sexuality
  • Former Professor, Department of Women’s Studies, Tilburg University
  • President, International Academy of Sex Research, 2007-2008
  • President, Dutch Society for Sexology, 2002-2005
Education:
  • PhD, University of Amsterdam
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is Prostitution Psychologically Harmful to Prostitutes?