An August 2018 U.S. court decision permitted a civil claim of sex trafficking to proceed against Harvey Weinstein. Previously, the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) has been used against pimps who have used extreme force against girls and women to coerce them into formal systems of prostitution. A number of rape charges have been filed […]
An attempt to repeal the Greens’ support for the Nordic Model and replace it with language decriminalizing pimps and sex buyers failed on July 1, 2018. In its Platform on Social Justice and Civil Rights, the Green Party US states “The Green Party calls for new U.S. legislation relating to prostitution modeled on the Swedish […]
Jonah Mix notes the similarity of the pro-prostitution Amnesty International with men’s rights groups and the political right generally.
Girls’ education prevents prostitution in communities of poverty.
Florida increases penalty for buyers of sex.
Amnesty International does not realize their mistake.
“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 […]
Norwegian law effective in reducing demand for prostitution and reducing trafficking.
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 […]
In hundreds of research interviews, sex buyers tell us that they can always find minor girls in strip clubs. A 15-year-old girl who had gone missing from Boston was found at Cheaters, a strip club in Providence, RI. Police arrested her trafficker/pimp. Nonetheless a Cheaters spokesman – probably a pimp – lied: “At Cheaters they […]
Cruel U.S. budget cuts (sequester) will result in increased homelessness, devastating lack of educational opportunities and jobs, and increased prostitution of Native American young women. Byron Dorgan’s eloquent appeal for holding “a series of investigative hearings on our unfulfilled treaties with American Indians. Add up the broken promises, make an accounting of the underfunding, all […]
“I was a good pimp” says James Lipton. Read more here. Don’t buy into racist stereotypes about pimps. There is a class and race hierarchy among pimps just as there is a class and race hierarchy among prostituted women. Poor men of color are at the bottom of the hierarchy. Richer white men are at the top. Are […]
The Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW) in partnership with Prostitution Research and Education (PRE) and other co-sponsors will hold our second protest in front of the Village Voice building at the New York City office of Village Voice Media Holdings, LLC (VVM), owner of Backpage.com. This protest will bring attention to Backpage’s ongoing facilitation […]
‘Crime After Crime’: Documentary on Debbie Peagler Debbie Peagler was serving a life sentence for her involvement in her boyfriend’s murder – a boyfriend who was abusive and had forced her into prostitution. Her case was picked up pro bono by two San Francisco area lawyers, Joshua Safran and Nadia Costa, after a law was […]