red-light district


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red-light district

An area in a city containing brothels and other businesses related to activities that are typically illegal elsewhere. If you patronize the red-light district, you're essentially subsidizing the sex trade.
See also: district

red-light district

an area of a city or town containing many brothels, strip clubs, and other sex businesses.
See also: district

the red-ˈlight district

the part of a city where prostitutes work and sex shops are found: I got lost and found myself in the red-light district all alone!
See also: district
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Economic allusions permeated anti-vice rhetoric, but three metaphors in particular anchored reformers' representation of social relations in urban red-light districts. The first metaphor depicted the business of vice as a trust composed of allied interests.
'We have never suggested a red-light district. Nothing will happen in Birmingham which resembles the red-light districts of Amsterdam or Hamburg.'
Past efforts to control the red-light district have been opposed by sex workers and businesses involved in the trade.
Ms Rushworth, 43, disappeared on June 22 last year and Ms Blamires was last seen on Friday May 21 Dewsbury man Griffiths, a psychology graduate who did postgraduate research in criminology at Bradford University, was arrested last Monday at his home on the edge of Bradford's red-light district.
THAI police are investigating into a bizarre incident in which an Irish Good Samaritan was stabbed, beaten and robbed in a notorious red-light district.
Prerana's principal office is in the heart of Kamathipura, Asia's largest red-light district.
I now declare this hotel as Dubai's official red-light district.
Jurors in the trial of 49-year-old Steve Wright also visited a red-light district and the remote locations where the naked bodies of the women were found 13 months ago.
St Pauli, the club from Hamburg's red-light district, renowned for their large following of punks, anarchists and other radicals, clinched a long-awaited return to the big-time after gaining promotion to Bundesliga 2 from the amateur regional leagues.
Give the children in Calcutta's red-light district their own cameras and let them take pictures of their lives.
Re-creation of infamous red-light district is on its way to Tyneside for the latest Baltic exhibition
Detectives will flood the red-light district and Drumpellier Park tonight in a bid to trace people who may have been in these areas last week.
Freud, in a much-cited passage from The Uncanny (1919), describes getting lost in a maze of unfamiliar city streets and returning time and again to the same place--the red-light district. The Coral Reef repeats on visitors in like fashion.
But on Friday she was forced to leave after being arrested for soliciting in a red-light district.
To show how the femininity of addiction connected the older medical addicts to the nascent urban drug culture of the early twentieth century, this article will focus on drug use among the sporting class in the urban red-light district. I have two reasons for analyzing drugs in the vice district.