R. Kelly’s Arrest Barely Scratches Surface of a Much-needed #MeToo Reckoning for Black Girls

Analysis: What would it take for America to confront its ugliest and most complicated attitudes toward race, gender and sex?

For Kenyette Barnes, last week was, in a word, strange. After years of rumors and allegations, police in Chicago arrested the singer and producer R. Kelly on charges that he sexually abused four women, three of whom were teenagers at the time.

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The Racial Roots of Human Trafficking

This Article explores the role of race in the prostitution and sex trafficking of people of color, particularly minority youth, and the evolving legal and social responses in the United States.

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Indecent: How I Make It and Fake It as a Girl for Hire (Film)

This 20 minute film of a performance based on Sarah Katherine Lewis’s 2006 book Indecent: How I Make It and Fake It as a Girl for Hire was directed by documentary filmmaker Miguel Picker. It’s an educational film that speaks the truth about massage prostitution. Not to be missed! If you want to understand how […]

Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Canada, Northern Ireland and now: VIVE LA FRANCE!!!

On April 6, 2016, France passed an abolitionist law against prostitution that criminalizes sex buyers but decriminalizes women in prostitution. A major element of the French law is the provision of support and exit services for those in prostitution. “The most important aspect of this law is to accompany prostitutes, give them identity papers because […]