Acta Universitatis Danubius. Communicatio, Vol 12, No 2 (2018)

On Prostitution and Prostitutes in the 19th and 20th Centuries Newspapers. A Romanian View

Fanel Teodorascu

Abstract


In this article we will focus on prostitution, as it was presented in some of the Romanian newspapers and magazines which were published either between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, or in the interwar period. Our research is motivated by the fact that, during the last years, the necessity of legalizing the “charged love” (“amorul tarifat”, an expression that was coined by Pamfil Şeicaru) has constantly been under the Romanian public eye. Some political parties even tackled this issue during their electoral campaigns. Mention must be made that, in order to complete our paper, we have resorted to both articles published in newspapers and magazines, and to biblical texts, treatises on social medicine, law textbooks, memoirs of certain journalists, anthologies of proverbs and sayings, etc.

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