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.
Declaration_on_Womens_Sex_Based_Rights_2019 Womens Human Rights Campaign 2019
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 […]
Nickels: A Tale of Dissociation follows a biracial girl named Little Miss So And So, from age 4 into adulthood. Told in a series of prose poems by Christine Stark, Nickels’ lyrical and inventive language conveys the dissociative states born of a world formed by persistent and brutal incest and homophobia. The dissociative states enable […]
Herbert describes US culture, like Jackson, as extremely immature, grotesquely irresponsible, and as refusing to know the truth of things. Herbert sees a misogynist, pedophiliac U.S. of the 1970’s through the 1990s as hidden behind a “spasm of the culture opting for fantasy over reality.” “We don’t want to look under the rock that was […]
This story was all over the U.S. press in late June. No one seems to be noting what is obvious. MAYBE SHE WAS HUNGRY. Why was her name and photo released but her john stays invisible? Why was she fined but the john was not fined? Has anyone noticed that she is one of the […]
Two excerpts: One need not argue that boys and men who listen to Eminem will become rapist-murderers in order to maintain that misogynous music and lyrics play an important role in legitimating men’s mistreatment of women by making it culturally acceptable and even “cool” for men to express sexist rage against women and then hide […]
A Japanese software industry body has decided to ban computer games in which players simulate sexual violence against females, a spokesman said. The industry move came after a Japanese computer game maker attracted furious protests from US rights campaigners against the game “RapeLay,” which lets players simulate stalking and raping young girls. In the game […]
I was listening to San Francisco talk radio on July 28, 2008 and heard both a legal Nevada pimp and a caller refer to women in street prostitution as “scrub girls.” A few years ago, I heard a similar prejudice expressed. A proponent of decriminalized prostitution referred contemptuously to “junkie street whores.” This prejudice of […]
A post about a woman who’d been brutally assaulted as part of a production at kink.com in San Francisco appeared on Luke Ford’s blog http://www.lukeisback.com on January 10, 2008. There were 18 responses, including my own. After 5 days, the thread was removed from his site. I have reason to believe that this account is […]
WARNING If you open the red torture photo link directly below this paragraph, you will see two photographs of people being tortured. One is the widely-circulated photograph of a hooded figure with electrical wires of man being tortured at Abu Ghraib. At the same link, you will also see a photograph of a woman being […]
Maggie Hays in Glasgow has put up a new website. Check it out! Go to http://www.againstpornography.org It’s great to have this new site up, especially considering that Myspace just kicked 29,000 registered sex offenders off their site. Go to http://www.foxnews.com Don’t you wonder how many UNregistered sex predators are still hanging out at Myspace?
Go to click here This site is a sweet firecrackerish 4th of July present. Here’s to freedom from pornography and prostitution. This site really DOES have 101 great, creative, fun, subversive action plans. Here are the first 10 out of 101: 1. Don’t buy or use pornography or have any form of it in your […]
Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation https://www.caase.org/ 1. Work to help women gain supportive housing and jobs that pay a living wage 2. Advocate for shelters and clinics equipped and staffed to offer medical and psychological treatment for women 3. Educate young girls and boys on the harms of prostitution and how to avoid becoming a […]
There’s a lot to be said for looking at prostitution and trafficking through the eyes of a 5th grader. Here is comedian Betsy Salkind talking about gentlemen’s clubs. Go to click here Then scroll down to the May7 entry, underneath “Bush calls Queen a Mother” and you’ll see Ethel’s comments about gentlemen’s clubs. Here’s her […]
It is not possible to separate prostitution from trafficking, or prostitution from other kinds of violence against women. Incest usually precedes prostitution, pornography teaches men how to treat women, and johns try out on prostituted women what they later subject their wives to. Since johns like “something new,” they buy trafficked women. This article by […]
Response to Duke lacrosse team sexual assaults We are outraged by the commercial sexual exploitation and brutal gang rape of a young African-American woman student by white European-American members of Duke University’s lacrosse team, who had hired her as an “exotic dancer” on March 13, 2006. We deplore the ignorance or bigotry of those who […]
Jon Stewart’s comment at the Oscars was accurate: a song valorizing pimps’ lives mainstreams them as culturally hip. But few are saying anything at all about the lives of the women and kids they beat, rape, and exploit-to-death. Today, the Black Pimp has replaced the Black Panther as role model. “Gangsta pimpology” in the USA […]