By Meghan Murphy, published March 15, 2016 http://www.feministcurrent.com/2016/03/15/survivors-say-the-nordic-model-is-our-only-hope/ People were turned away from a packed, standing-room only panel, addressing the impacts of various prostitution legislation around the world, on Monday afternoon. Organized by SPACE International, the parallel event, which took place in New York City in connection with the 60th session of the […]
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Chapter on Prostitution and Slavery: a 21st century abolitionist perspective by Melissa Farley
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.
Pornography: prostitution’s identical twin
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.