Citation St Denny E (2020) Coronavirus: why French sex workers seeking support from government are unlikely to receive funding. The Conversation. 17.04.2020. https://theconversation.com/coronavirus-why-french-sex-workers-seeking-support-from-government-are-unlikely-to-receive-funding-136589
Abstract First paragraph: In France, where prostitution is partly criminalised, it is illegal to buy sexual services but legal for a woman or a man to sell sex. And anyone selling sex must pay taxes like everyone else. But many people in prostitution – some of whom consider themselves “sex workers” and therefore believe they should be entitled to workers’ rights and protection – are not currently eligible for state income support, despite seeing their income disappear as a result of the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown.