Italian town bans women from looking like prostitutes

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Italian town passes law restricting how women can look and act in public

One Italian town just passed a new law, banning women from dressing "like a prostitute."

Salerno, Italy has just made it illegal for a woman to dress and/or act like a prostitute. The town, who says they have seen an influx of working women, says they will fine women whom they believe to be a prostitute.

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"The recent rise in prostitution has come just as we are expecting our annual influx of foreign visitors, so it's important that we act to protect the reputation of our town," a town spokesperson said, according to The Sun. "We are encouraging police to fine indiscreet and brazen prostitutes for violating urban decorum."

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Italy's judge of the 'Guinness World Record' Lorenzo Veltri (C) measures the length of the Pizza to be the longest in the world with 1600m long, on June 20, 2015 in Milan at the Expo Milano 2015. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
Italy's judge of the 'Guinness World Record' Lorenzo Veltri (C) measures the length of the Pizza to be the longest in the world with 1600m long, on June 20, 2015 in Milan at the Expo Milano 2015. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
People look at the longest pizza in the world with 1600m long, a new World Guinness Record, on June 20, 2015 in Milan at the Expo Milano 2015. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
People look at the longest pizza in the world with 1600m long, a new World Guinness Record, on June 20, 2015 in Milan at the Expo Milano 2015. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
People look at the longest pizza in the world with 1600m long, a new World Guinness Record, on June 20, 2015 in Milan at the Expo Milano 2015. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
People look at the longest pizza in the world with 1600m long, a new World Guinness Record, on June 20, 2015 in Milan at the Expo Milano 2015. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
Italy's judge of the 'Guinness World Record' Lorenzo Veltri (C) measures the length of the Pizza to be the longest in the world with 1600m long, on June 20, 2015 in Milan at the Expo Milano 2015. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
Italy's judge of the 'Guinness World Record' Lorenzo Veltri (C) measures the length of the Pizza to be the longest in the world with 1600m long, on June 20, 2015 in Milan at the Expo Milano 2015. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
Italy's judge of the 'Guinness World Record' Lorenzo Veltri (C) measures the length of the Pizza to be the longest in the world with 1600m long, on June 20, 2015 in Milan at the Expo Milano 2015. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
MILAN, ITALY - JUNE 19: Pizza makers who try to make the world's longest pizza pose at the Expo 2015 on June 19, 2015 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images)
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A woman who dresses how she pleases could face a fine of about $571.

Prostitution in Italy is not illegal, however pimping and soliciting are.

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