Brit leader asks Arnie to "terminate" prostitute-rating website

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London, Oct 1 (ANI): Labour Deputy Leader Harriet Harman has called upon actor-turned-politician Arnold Schwarzenneger to "terminate PunterNet", a California-based website where prostitutes are rated by men who have had sex with them.

The Daily Star quoted her as saying: "There is now a website ... where pimps put women on sale for sex and then men who've had sex with them put their comments on line.

"It is PunterNet and fuels the demand for prostitutes. It is the ultimate commodification of women and puts women at risk. It is truly degrading."

It was "a sinister development which we are determined to stop".

Harman added: "PunterNet has pages and pages of women for sale in London. But PunterNet is based in California so I've raised it with the US Ambassador to London and I've called on California's governor Arnie Schwarzenegger to close it down.

"Surely it can't be too difficult for The Terminator to terminate PunterNet and that's what I'm demanding he does. And if he doesn't, I've got a message for Arnie: I'll be back."

She said that authorities were determined to ensure that flesh trade did not flourish in London especially as the London Olympics were near.

"We're determined to ensure that, especially in the run-up to the Olympics, international criminal gangs don't trick and abduct women from abroad and sell them for sex," Herman said. (ANI)

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