What does it mean to be a “female-friendly country”? According to the Guardian, banning prostitution and stripping, as Iceland has now done, makes it the clear winner in the global feminist sweepstakes. –KA

“Broadsheet” in Salon:

Just last year, Iceland outlawed prostitution, and now it’s squelching “adult entertainment” entirely. (Apparently the near-bankrupt country isn’t buying the pop wisdom that the sex industry is recession-proof.) The politician behind the bill, Kolbrún Halldórsdóttir, explained: “It is not acceptable that women or people in general are a product to be sold.”

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