The moral position is an amalgam of traditional religious values and radical feminist philosophy. It is most clearly articulated by the Swedes who describe the rational for their system of regulation as follows…. ”The Sex Purchase Act was introduced by feminist policymakers who argued that prostitution is a form of male violence against women; that it is physically and psychologically damaging to sell sex, and that there are no women who sell sex voluntarily.” Furthermore, it was claimed that if one wants to achieve a gender equal society, than prostitution must cease to exist, not only for the above mentioned reasons, but also because all women in society are harmed as long as men think they can “buy women’s bodies”. If the ban would have adverse effects for individual women who sell sex, or if it violates their right to self-determination would not matter. The gender-equal symbolic value of the Sex Purchase Act is more important.