A red-light district is a part of an urban area where a concentration of prostitution and sex-oriented businesses, such as sex shops, strip clubs, and adult theaters are found. Areas in many big cities around the world have acquired an international reputation as red-light districts. The term red-light district originates from the red lights that were used as signs of brothels.
1 Origins of term 2 Legal issues 3 Image gallery 4 See also 5 References 6 External links
Origins of term
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the earliest known
appearance of the term "red light district" in print is in an 1894
article from the Sandusky Register, a newspaper in Sandusky, Ohio.
Author Paul Wellman suggests that this and other terms associated with
American Old West
Countries or areas where prostitution is
Legal and regulated Legal but unregulated (brothels are illegal)
Half legal: illegal to buy sex, but legal to sell Illegal
Soi Cowboy, Thailand
List of red-light districts
^ a b "History of the Red light District « What you should know
about Amsterdam". Whatyoushouldknowaboutamsterdam.WordPress .com.
^ a b "Red light (2.)". Oxford English Dictionary. June 2010.
Retrieved October 6, 2010.
^ Wellman, Paul Iselin (1988). The Trampling Herd: The Story of the
Cattle Range in America. University of Nebraska Press. p. 195.
^ Barra, Allen (2009). Inventing Wyatt Earp: His Life and Many
Legends. University of Nebraska Press. ISBN 0803220588.
^ Barbara Mikkelson (July 9, 2007). "Red Light District". snopes.com.
Retrieved October 3, 2010.
^ Woolston, Howard Brown (1921).
External links Media related to Red-light districts at Wikimedia Commons
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