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.
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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
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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, […]
NY is about to pass a law decriminalizing trafficked girls rather than arresting them. All states now need to stop arresting any woman in prostitution – she is the victim rather than a criminal. More about NY Law.
The vote passed Feb 26, 2014 with a large majority of 343 to 139. Mary Honeyball, the Labour MEP for London who put forward the resolution, said it would target “men who treat women’s bodies as a commodity without criminalising women who are driven into sex work”. Read a letter of support for Honeyball’s resolution signed by […]
Making Waves, Aboriginal Peoples Television Network, February 22, 2014.
On November 29, 2013, French MPs voted in support of a version of the Swedish law on prostitution that criminalizes the purchase of sex with a fine of €1500 ($2040 US). The fine is doubled for a second offense. The French Parliament also repealed criminalization of people selling sex, and proposed setting aside €20 million for programs […]
In Germany, where prostitution and brothels are legal, 90 celebrities (from both the right and the left wing) recently signed a petition asking to change the 2002 law, which defines prostitution as a business like any other. The law is being highly criticized for increasing sex-trafficking in Germany, and failing to improve the lives of […]
A woman inside this Nevada legal brothel said, “No one really enjoys getting sold. It’s like you sign a contract to be raped.” Evidence suggests that all prostitution, regardless of its legal status, is harmful to women. Therefore, it makes no sense to support an institution from which the violence and abuse can’t be eliminated. […]
France is considering criminalizing sex buyers, while decriminalizing women in prostitution, as Sweden does now. The proposed law also provides support for the rehabilitation of survivors of prostitution, and includes the prosecution of pimps including website hosts. According to a recent poll, 73% of French voters think that the most effective way to prevent prostitution […]
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 […]