Pornography: prostitution’s identical twin
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Amnesty International began as an organization aligned with vulnerable people who had few rights. Those in prostitution often describe it as paid rape – a last ditch survival effort in the context of homelessness, poverty, societal neglect, racism and sexism. Amnesty fails to understand that for 80% of those in it, prostitution is NOT a […]
Over 400 women’s groups & advocates sign letter protesting Amnesty International’s position on prostitution.
Fact Sheet on Decriminalization Demand Abolition
Advertising is essential to keeping the sex industry running smoothly. Pimps and traffickers post dozens of ads a day on websites like Backpage. Since most prostitution is advertised online, credit cards are necessary for sex buyers to pay pimps. Ads for prostitution have generated about $9 million a month for Backpage, a major site for […]
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 […]
Meagher: Take a stand against sex trafficking.
Under the misleading title “Seduction – Japan Floating World”, the San Francisco Asian Art Museum presents (February-May 2015) an exhibition about prostitution in Tokyo from 1600 to 1900. Two dimly-lit galleries display artworks ranging from woodblock prints and kimonos to erotic booklets advertising prostitution to men who paid for sex in those days – much […]
“Prostitution isn’t the world’s oldest profession. It’s the world’s oldest oppression.” Marian Hatcher, survivor of prostitution, reveals the ugly truth about prostitution which Hollywood fails to portray.
It’s been 16 years since Sweden has decriminalized prostitution. See what’s happening now.
Facebook now bans “revenge porn” (where an angry ex makes public what she thought were private photos). But FB keeps silent about the use of porn (photos of prostitution). FB ignores the fact that porn is now used to traffic women into prostitution. Porn teaches men how to be johns, or act like johns.
Lee Lakeman, pioneering abolitionist in Canada, points out that ending prostitution is integral to struggles against racism, sexism, and toxic capitalism.
Sarkeesian’s video blog shows viewers the connection between violent abuse of women in prostitution and violent abuse of all women. WARNING: EXTREME VIOLENT CONTENT Sarkeesian’s analysis of the misogynist culture of gamers has enlightened many but enraged some male gamers who have threatened her life, and flooded the web with hate and lies. Please donate […]
Canada takes a stand and recognizes in legislation that prostituted women are not criminals! Here is an exciting article on Bill C-36.
Here is a simple and effective alternative to prostitution proposed in India: JOBS
Although this article has a nasty bias against women in prostitution, it shows that prostitution skyrocketed in NSW Australia since decriminalization, with no improvement in “safety,” or any other positive effect.
Q & A with Brenda Myers-Powell, Co-Founder and the Executive Director of the Dreamcatcher Foundation.
“Prostitution is in no way a job like any other. It is degrading, torturous, and exploitive.” Michaela Huber, psychologist and head of the German Society for Trauma and Dissociation “Prostitution is violence, not a profession.” Wolfgang U. Eckart, director of the Institute for History and Ethics in Medicine at Heidelberg “We are in danger of […]
The original version of Pretty Woman was depressing and more true to life. Richard Gere’s character is nasty and he has a girlfriend, Julia Roberts is a crack addict, and they don’t get together at the end of the movie. Read more.