The card networks’ response, or lack of one, often generates its own controversy.
If they take action, those in the industry and civil libertarians cry foul, saying that selectively pruning payments by type violates all manner of personal and commercial freedoms.
This week, American Express, Master Card and Visa reportedly cut off all debit and credit card payments for the sexual services advertised on in America, where sexual solicitation is illegal, as well as Australia, where it’s been decriminalized in most states.
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Being divorced for several years, I have tried my hand at online dating, experimenting with a number of different sites, and I know from experience that for someone new to the process, it can be rather intimidating and confusing.
Aussie sex worker Fleur insists she and her colleagues are not the problem; they’re the victims.
“The biggest issue is not whether I can post an ad; it’s that in Australia, sex work is legal,” she says. It’s a very clear case of discrimination.” We encourage an active and insightful conversation among our users.
They could not sit on a jury or refuse to have sex with their husbands. Until the Equal Credit Opportunity Act in 1974, women were not able to apply for credit.
We learned all this in Irish Central’s charming post, “How things have changed – ten things that Irish women could not do in 1970s.” And that made us wonder, what were things like for women in America before the ’70s? Until the Pregnancy Discrimination Act in 1978, women could be fired from their workplace for being pregnant. Report cases of sexual harassment in the workplace. Women could not don their running shoes until 1972! The journalists in the editorial department are separate from the company's business operations.The comments posted below are not provided, reviewed or approved by any company mentioned in our editorial content.Keep in mind that anything you post may be disclosed, published, transmitted or reused.The editorial content on Credit is not sponsored by any bank or credit card issuer.If they take no action, those looking to shut down credit card access to illegal or controversial industries say card company inaction makes the social problems worse.