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 […]
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“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.
A defensive sex buyer wrote this and TIME ran it. Where are survivors’ voices in response to sex buyers’ and pimps’ promotion of the business of sexual exploitation? Below are some women’s opinions about prostitution – How about publishing survivors’ words, TIME? Rachel Moran Jacqueline Lynne Charlotte Alter
Read more here.
Murphy’s critique of the way that sex buyers are defended by some sex industry advocates is truly instructive. The testimony came in the course of debate on Canada’s prostitution laws July 2014. Cherry Smiley, First Nations leader of protests against Canadian laws protecting pimps and johns. Photo credit Krystle Alarcon at Vancouver Observer 2013.
Norwegian law effective in reducing demand for prostitution and reducing trafficking.
Elliot Rodger wrote that he was motivated to kill because of his anger that women were not available to him for sex. This attitude is pervasive in pornography, in rape cultures, among men who buy women in prostitution, and is paradigmatic of misogynists’ attitudes toward women. Watch Laci Greens’s video. Kudoes to Arthur Chu who […]
Taina Bien-Aime, CATW, Huffington Post June 2, 2014 For those of us who know and have worked with Somaly Mam throughout the years, the Newsweek cover story about her alleged fabrications shocked and saddened us. If the accusations are true, we don’t know why Somaly, who commanded love and affection, would have stretched the truth so far. Some have […]
After reviewing approaches to prostitution, Jimmy Carter concluded that ” the most important policy change will be to increase penalties for pimps and consumers and to decriminalize victims and survivors.” Carter’s letter to Amnesty International What’s up with Amnesty International, a once-reputable human rights organization? While the European Union is moving in the direction […]
“There’s a lot of people that go through tremendous pain, and just because you’re not chained up and you’re not locked in the basement doesn’t mean you ain’t trapped. I know exactly what it feels like to be trapped in your own mind, in your emotional mind and told “‘You can’t do anything about it, […]