Prostitution is OK, Discount Prostitution is Degrading to Women

From the Sun:

Brothels in Germany have been hit hard by the global recession.  Many have turned to advertising discounts.  One chain is offering an “any-number-of-girls all-day-romp” for £60.  So what is the problem?

The club defends its bargain offer by saying it brings in more customers.

But the scheme has triggered a wave of protests, especially in the southwestern state of Baden-Wuerttemberg.

Authorities there are trying to shut down the brothels, arguing the new pricing plan “violates the human dignity” of the women.

Ulrich Goll, the state’s justice minister, said: “If you look at the way these brothels advertise, then there’s a violation of the human dignity of the prostitutes who work there.”

One must wonder where exactly is the line of human dignity. Is $100 dignified? $1000? Selling women is dignified but discounting them is not?