In no form of gender-based violence other than prostitution do we weigh the veracity of the victimization of a person on whether or not there is a third party. This third party litmus test has traditionally been used to determine my right to services, governmental funding, and even to determine if I deserve justice. Due […]
Letter to sex buyers from a Danish survivor of prostitution
Liberals must face the reality of what prostitution does to women
Last week, the New York Times ran Emily Bazelon’s piece, _Should Prostitution be a Crime__
My modern version of prostitution was fun, easy and body-positive—until it wasn’t.
The first time I was arrested because of prostitution, on Benburb Street in 1991, I had a conversation with the arresting officer that I have never forgotten. I’d heard one of the older women talk about how we prevented rape, and, sadly, I’d latched onto that as some kind of validation, some kind of evidence […]