I see there was a thread on Merb earlier this year regarding a newswire story that went around the world, claiming that a 25 year old woman in Germany had been threatened with loosing her unemployment benefits if she refused to consider taking a job in a brothel as a sex worker. It appears no one here mentioned something important about this story --
IT IS NOT TRUE !
More significantly, it appears the anti-sex trade types (both on the left and right) eagerly believed this silly story without questioning it, and used it as an example of the "evils" of liberalizing prostitution laws.
And in glancing over the website of the Subcommittee on Solicitation Laws, I notice it was brought up and apparently not questioned on consecutive days in March at the meetings in Montréal and Toronto.