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Men on Craigslist offering Vancouver women free rent in exchange for sex

Vancouver The advertisement appeared in the rooms and shares section of an online classified website and offered rent for the right girl. an attractive mid 30s white male, clean, groomed, fit. Let drink tonight and see if we can make this work. ad wasn the only one of its kind.

negotiable or open to alternate payment ideas. rent for a female that is willing to play the roll (sic) of a wife. Vancouver men posting these ads don always say it outright, but their intent is clear: sexual favours instead of rent.

The ads have become common over the past year or so as Vancouver housing prices have skyrocketed, leaving more people in search of rental accommodations. Rentals have become expensive and scarce, and people are looking for roommates to offset the cost.

The fact that the ads have left the personals section of sites such as Craigslist and are appearing alongside legitimate appeals for roommates adds to the concern. Peter A. Allard School of Law.

Benedet classified the ads as soliciting prostitution and said that under current law specifically Sec. 286.1 of the Criminal Code, which deals with the commodification of sexual activity offering to provide accommodation in exchange for sex is illegal.

criminal laws make it illegal to pay for sex. It a way of paying for sex, she said.

Not only does she consider the ads illegal, she said they could also run afoul of provincial human rights laws and constitute sexual harassment.

not simply a mutual sexual relationship where they share accommodation, Benedet said. leaves individuals in a very vulnerable position if they need to submit to sexual acts they otherwise wouldn want to keep a roof over their head. Grey, spokeswoman for Vancouver Rape Relief and Women Shelter, said the organization has long been aware of men using Craigslist for prostitution. She said the tactic of trading housing for sexual services is a relatively new way to exploit women, but not out of the ordinary.

think these ads are appearing on Craigslist as a way for men to use their power, their access to housing, as a way to exploit women economic desperation, Grey said. in a housing crisis, women are in poverty. at risk are young

people and recent immigrants who don have the English skills to decipher the true meaning of the ads.

While most people see the underlying message in the ads, Const. Brian Montague, spokesman for the Vancouver Police Department, said that the ads technically aren illegal because of the way they are worded.

The men most often couch their intention by saying they are looking for companion, a roommate to share their copy Van Cleef & Arpels necklace yellow bed or part time assistant to do massages.

can all imply what they mean, but obviously police can arrest people based on assumptions, Montague said.

Honestly, we both stay independent, but have fun as friends. Bottom line, a roomie with benefits.

A Province reporter contacted a few of the men who placed ads, and posed as a woman looking for a room. When asked to elaborate on the arrangement the men were seeking, they didn shy away from the question.

to the point," said one. "Are you OK with giving erotic massages? responded that he wanted that is willing and loves to have some sexy time with no strings attached. Honestly, we both stay independent, but have fun as friends. Bottom line, a roomie with benefits. said that if police received a complaint about a possible crime that involved an ad, they would look into it, but proactively investigating the ads is not a priority for police.

have to prioritize everything, he said. we put resources into Craigslist ads for people who are looking for free rent for sexual favours, or do we put those resources into sex predators who are online fishing for children and young people? advice is to ignore ads that offer free rent in exchange for questionable activities.

situations can turn very strange or Van Cleef & Arpels alhambra necklace fake very violent or very inappropriate very quickly, because you don know who you dealing with. You don know who these people are, he said.

Benedet said another simple solution is to flag the ads on van cleef jewelry replica whatever site is hosting them.

should not be advertising prostitution and it should not be posting ads for people who are seeking to do things that are against the law, Benedet said.

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