Facebook’s new stance on ‘Revenge Porn’

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.

Thank you feminist media critic Anita Sarkeesian

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 […]

The Somaly Mam Story: What We Still Know About Sex 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 […]

Higher rates of prostitution among Native American women expected after U.S. budgets cuts

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 […]

This is what a pimp looks like

“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 […]

SAVE THE DATE: Protest Backpage.com’s Facilitation of Sex Trafficking

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 […]

Link between political corruption and legal prostitution

Candice Trummell is Co-Director of Nevada Coalition Against Sex Trafficking. She was the Chair of the Nye County Commission. Trummell cooperated with the FBI, wearing a wire and despite danger to herself, obtained evidence that resulted in legal pimp Joe Richards’ confession to having bribed her regarding zoning of his brothel. Years later, the county […]