On April 6, 2016, France passed an abolitionist law against prostitution that criminalizes sex buyers but decriminalizes women in prostitution. A major element of the French law is the provision of support and exit services for those in prostitution. “The most important aspect of this law is to accompany prostitutes, give them identity papers because […]
Rothman argues against decriminalized prostitution and in favor of the Nordic Model, based on both the ethical dilemmas of non consent, financial inducement, and vulnerability and the lack of evidence that prostitution is harmless.
Michael Shively, Kristina Kliorys, Kristin Wheeler, Dana Hunt June 2012
Author: Ghada Jabbour Date 2014
Taina Bien-Aime interviews Nomonde Mihlali (“Mickey”) Meji in Cape Town May 25, 2017
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.