A recent spate of Craigslist ads offering room and board, or rent-free living in exchange for sex is a disturbing trend according to local women's health and welfare organizations. Rentals have become expensive and scarce, and people are looking for roommates to offset the cost. The ads have also appeared on classified sites in other cities with hot housing markets, such as San Francisco, New York and Auckland, N.
The fact that the ads have left the personals section of sites such as Craigslist and are appearing alongside legitimate appeals for roommates adds to the concern.
Allard School of Law. Benedet classified the ads as soliciting prostitution and said that under current law — specifically Sec. Not only does she consider the ads illegal, she said they could also run afoul of provincial human rights laws and constitute sexual harassment.
She said the tactic of trading housing for sexual services is a relatively new way to exploit women, but not out of the ordinary. While most people see the underlying message in the ads, Const. A Province reporter contacted a few of the men who placed ads, and posed as a woman looking for a room.
Honestly, we both stay independent, but have fun as friends. Bottom line, a roomie with benefits. Montague said that if police received a complaint about a possible crime that involved an ad, they would look into it, but proactively investigating the ads is not a priority for police.
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