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
It is important to talk about how trauma can manifest in different ways, and there is no shame, blame or guilt for being triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are feeling this way, know that you are not alone.
Elizabeth Warren ‘open’ to decriminalizing prostitution, victimizing exploited women again
Embracing ‘sex workers’ seems like a progressive policy. In reality, it treats pimps and exploiters like managers and will worsen sexual exploitation.
Janice G. Raymond
Oct. 23, 2019
Remember the meme that said, “Camping: when rich people spend a fortune to live outdoors like poor people”? That could similarly be extended to pole “sport,” where wealthy women pay to re-enact women’s sexual servitude.
A New Zealand survivor urges Washington DC Council not to decriminalize the sex trade through passage of the Community Safety and Health Amendment Act of 2019.
July 16th , 2019
Washingtonian, Washington DC
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Survivors Say No Full Decriminalization of Prostitution:
An open letter from Survivors of Prostitution and Trafficking
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 […]
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 […]
Melanie Thompson on legalization of prostitution: “Thousands of us, mostly black and brown girls like me, are bought by men with money, like New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft or Wall Street financier Jeffrey Epstein, but also your neighbor. Black women and girls represent about 7% of the U.S. population, yet by some measures are more than half […]
Madison Graham on what it was like being controlled by Dennis Hof, a Nevada legal pimp. “I was Dennis Hof’s personal assistant and publicist for 3 years and I was also prostituted in his brothels. In the beginning, I believed the myths about how the women in Hof’s brothels were there by choice, how the women but not […]
An attempt to repeal the Greens’ support for the Nordic Model and replace it with language decriminalizing pimps and sex buyers failed on July 1, 2018. In its Platform on Social Justice and Civil Rights, the Green Party US states “The Green Party calls for new U.S. legislation relating to prostitution modeled on the Swedish […]
We know that these are especially difficult times in the sex trade. Are you in need of emergency resources? These service providers may be able to help with housing, food, transportation, referrals, and other emergency assistance. If any of them ask if you’re a victim of human trafficking and if you were ever pimped, then answer […]
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 […]
Huschke Mau goes on a Frankfurt brothel tour led by an advocate for legal prostitution and confronts the web of disinformation that is being promoted to the public. She describes what it is like to know the truth about prostitution but to be confronted by lies about its harmlessness. Huschke Mau, Brothel Tour (6 pages)
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 […]
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 […]
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Rae Story, excerpt from Working in a New Zealand brothel was anything but ‘a job like any other’, published on Feminist Current The boss liked us to work most nights and so the constant interference from (often) rabid men left us bruised and sore. This one particular john had a thick penis, which he liked […]