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Demand from: The Left for a World without Prostitution

Immediate help for prostituted women (and others)! In the course of the Corona crisis, prohibition was introduced in Germany unnoticed by many: Anyone who sells sex is now liable to prosecution and is fined up to 5,000 Euros. At the same time, many of those affected have no alternative but to continue, because otherwise there is a threat of hunger and existential need

Survivors of prostitution from 8 countries lead demonstration against legal prostitution in Mainz, Germany

  Germany, Australia, Canada, France, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, Spain, USA See Also:  A Survivor’s Notes on a Brothel Tour in Frankfurt’s Legal Prostitution Zone Report on the Impact of the Explosive Growth of German Legal Prostitution since 2002 Murders/Attempted Murders of Women in German Prostitution since Legalization in 2002 Bettina Flitner photographs of […]

Kadian Noble charges Harvey Weinstein with sex trafficking

An August 2018 U.S. court decision permitted a civil claim of sex trafficking to proceed against Harvey Weinstein. Previously, the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) has been used against pimps who have used extreme force against girls and women to coerce them into formal systems of prostitution. A number of rape charges have been filed […]

#MeToo: what prostitution survivors say about the links between prostitution and sexual harassment and rape

The #MeToo groundswell of women’s voices challenging everyday sexual predation by men like Donald Trump, Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby, Woody Allen and some of our employers and friends – this is consciousness-raising and courageous activism. But does this big-as-the-sky sized basket of women’s voices include women in prostitution? Is their “me too” welcomed? Is the […]

Prostitution Robots or Sex Dolls?

A sex buyer in a research study explained that the woman in prostitution is “just a biological object…that charges for services” Sex buyers define women as things. He tells us that the woman in prostitution is not human. But for some dissatisfied sex buyers, women in prostitution are not sufficiently compliant or object-like. David Levy says that what […]

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 […]