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Housing in exchange for sex acts is Prostitution

“I 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’s economic desperation,” Grey said. “We’re in a housing crisis, women are in poverty.”

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No Amnesty for Women

In August 2015, Amnesty International voted to support pimps and sex buyers rather than people in prostitution – 90% of whom are not “voluntary sex workers” but people who ended up in prostitution as a last-ditch survival alternative and who urgently want to escape it. Please support groups that provide for and advocate for what […]

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Mr. Obama, Tear Down This Liability Shield

Online trolls have launched another barrage of attacks in the strange, petty little war over “ethics in journalism” we call GamerGate. Perennial troll targets Anita Sarkeesian and Zoe Quinn caused the latest escalation by testifying to the UN about the toxic effects of online harassment and the need for something to be done about it. As a result, […]

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CMU Grad Builds Cybersleuthing Tool to Snare Sex Traffickers

Emily Kennedy, founder of software startup “Marinus Analytics,” has developed a new software product entitled “Traffic Jam.”  Traffic Jam mines the “deep Web” for information on sex trafficking rings.  The software has uncovered information that has saved 100+ victims of sex trafficking.  The article details its process.

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The Making of Sexual Violence

How does a boy grow up to commit rape? The International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) analyzes data from 5 countries on their perceptions of various types of rape and sexual violence. The article further recommends action in education that should be taken to eliminate sexual violence.

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Decriminalizing Prostitution

Amnesty International does not realize their mistake by decriminalizing prostitution.  Author Mariam Mahmud details countries that have either decriminalized or legalized prostitution, and why Amnesty should learn from their mistakes.

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Men who buy sex have much in common with sexually coercive men, new study shows

The question, “is prostitution a job or is it sexual abuse?” has long been debated. A team of researchers compared men who buy sex to those who don’t buy sex in a study in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Sex buyers saw women in prostitution as intrinsically different from other women and had less empathy […]

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