Brothel-owning pimp addresses the Oxford Union
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Controversy was sparked at the Oxford Union last Thursday after a brothel owner addressed the House on the subject of prostitution. Nevada pimp Dennis Hof told students, in a debate entitled ‘This House Would Recognise Prostitution as a Legitimate Business’, that the industry exploited “men who don’t get enough variety and quality”, before expressing his wish for “an Olympic 2012 brothel”. He also revealed his plans to meet David Cameron and Boris Johnson to discuss legalising prostitution, saying: “Legal prostitution would bring in a billion pounds to your economy; it would sort out all your problems. It would be a good thing for your country, I’m telling you.” Hof, an American who owns two brothels close to Reno, brought with him prostitute Cami Parker, one of his employees. He later told Oxford independent student paper Cherwell that that if emotions were removed from the debate students would agree with him. He also said that his brothels were “much better than others.” Julie Bindel, co-founder of feminist organisation Justice for Women, was present at the debate. She has attended Hof’s brothels twice and told Cherwell that she saw “the most emotionally damaged women (there)” that she had ever encountered.
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