Matt Baume On The Raid Of Rentboy.com

Matt Baume On The Raid Of Rentboy.com

Matt Baume looks at the recent raid and shutting down of Rentboy.com.

It’s a good day for Craigslist! The Department of Homeland Security just raided Rentboy.com, putting an end to one of the best ways for escorts and clients to find each other online.

And good for DHS! Because prostitution is bad, right? Well, not so fast. If sex work is so harmful, why is it that so many major medical and human rights groups actually support decriminalization?

Personally, since everyone knew about Rentboy for over a decade, I wonder why shut the site down now?