Authors: Melissa Farley, Sarah Deer, Jacqueline M. Golding, Nicole Matthews, Guadalupe Lopez, Christine Stark, and Eileen Hudon Date: 2016
Support for decriminalized prostitution is ideological, not empirical
“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.”
Men don’t ‘need’ hookers, they want them. Let’s follow the enlightened Nordic countries and curb this vile sex trade.
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 […]
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, […]
Authors: Nicky Stanley, Christine Barter, Marsha Wood, Nadia Aghtaie, Cath Larkins, Alba Lanau, Carolina Överlien
Prostitution comforted Japanese solders but tortured women in the military brothels.
Pimps consult with Amnesty, UNAIDS and, predictably, recommend decriminalization of pimping.
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.
The lie that legal or decriminalized prostitution is “safer” is widely believed. Nothing could be farther from the truth, as these data showing a horrific number of murders and attempted murders of women from 2002, when prostitution was legalized in Germany, to 2015.
A former woman in prostitution tries to rescue Iraq’s most vulnerable women.
Literature review and key informant interviews from the Native Women’s Association of Canada.
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.
Japanese ‘comfort women’ remain unrecognized as trafficking victims
A former Playboy Bunny, a documentary on the amateur pornography industry, and a former pornography star share the horrors of the porn industry and the abuses they experienced.
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.
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 […]
The Sheriff of Cook County, Illinois, asked Visa and MasterCard to cut ties with the site, alleging its service contributes to “increasing the enslavement of prostituted individuals, including children.”
In a May 2015 address to an Atlanta Summit on Ending Sexual Exploitation, Former President Jimmy Carter said, “I would like to see each city and state in the United States adopt the Nordic model law.” – Former President Jimmy Carter May 2015 Former President Jimmy Carter and Breaking Free’s Vednita Carter are connected by […]
Brenda Myers-Powell was just a child when she became a prostitute in the early 1970s. Here she describes how she was pulled into working on the streets and why, three decades later, she devoted her life to making sure other girls don’t fall into the same trap.
The state of New York has comprehensive anti-trafficking laws, prosecuting buyers of prostituted women. Melissa Farley and Norma Ramos outline why New York Governor Eliot Spitzer should be held legally responsible for buying sex.
All women in prostitution should have criminal record expunged once they are out. Otherwise, they can’t find housing and jobs.