This Friday all eyes of the footballing world will be on Euro 2012, the flagship showpiece for European nations. A football spectacle that on quality of competition rivals even that of the FIFA World Cup, this tournament has not been without its controversy leading up to kickoff. As we all know the sex industry is a big deal in eastern Europe, and with this tournament taking place in the Ukraine and Poland, paid for sexy times are set to boom for beered up football fans from across Europe. Par for the course you may say, well yes and no. See protest group FEMEN have been taking a stand against this, and though a little extreme in places, have a pretty good point.
Loosely translated - Fuck Euro.
They are tired of eastern Europe countries such as the Ukraine being seen as the brothels of Europe, and see events such as the Euro 2012 further forcing local women into prostitution as travelers come over expecting to make the beast with two backs for a few Euros. Job opportunities are low there for women, with male alcoholism being rather high which means domestic violence is common place and the move to prostitution a natural one for survival.
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