Online Sex Ad Crackdown Is Creating Rise In Street Prostitution

Online Sex Ad Crackdown Is Creating Rise In Street Prostitution

Recent crackdowns targeting the sex-for-hire industry have reduced the number of commercial ads on the internet and helped fight online trafficking. But activists and police say the efforts may have had unintended consequences – landing women and girls back on the streets, where dangers also lurk. The impact was almost immediate after the seizure of […]

 

Sex Worker Rights Summit Pens ‘National Sex Worker Anti-Criminalization Principles’

Sex Worker Rights Summit Pens ‘National Sex Worker Anti-Criminalization Principles’

Following unprecedented involvement during the International Whores’ Day actions that took place June 1-2 in numerous cities across the nation, a summit of sex workers, survivors, and advocates met late last month to discuss the next steps for the sex workers rights movement in the United States. The group published an important piece of educational […]

 

Backpage Demands The Appeals Court Block Senate Sex-Trafficking Subpoena

Backpage Demands The Appeals Court Block Senate Sex-Trafficking Subpoena

The battle between the US Senate and Backpage.com heated up again this week. Backpage demanded Wednesday that a federal appeals court continue blocking the online classified ad portal from having to comply with a Senate investigation and subpoena into how Backpage conducts its business, including providing the government with documents about the ins and outs […]

 

Sister to Sister: Why a Group of Nuns are Going Undercover as Sex Workers

Sister to Sister: Why a Group of Nuns are Going Undercover as Sex Workers

For the last five years, more 1,000 nuns have been going undercover as sex workers to help women trafficked into prostitution and sex slavery. And while you’ve probably never heard of them, the sisters of Talitha Kum—a reference to the Gospel of Mark meaning, “Maiden, I say to you, arise” in Aramaic—are worthy of your attention. The sisters run prevention […]

 

Why Can’t the Mainstream Media Get Their Facts Straight When Writing About the Sex Trade?

Why Can’t the Mainstream Media Get Their Facts Straight When Writing About the Sex Trade?

When it comes to the coverage of sex work or trafficking, the mainstream media seems to forget a basic journalistic principle — the need to get their facts straight. Here are two recent examples from supposedly top-notch purveyors of journalism. This week, the New Yorker ran a long piece about long-time feminist Gloria Steinem, which […]

 

Calif. Assemblyman: ‘We Have to Distinguish Between’ Prostitution and Sex Trafficking to Help Victims

Calif. Assemblyman: ‘We Have to Distinguish Between’ Prostitution and Sex Trafficking to Help Victims

by Elizabeth Nolan Brown On Tuesday, California legislators heard from a diverse range of voices about human trafficking and prostitution in America. The proceedings before the Assembly Public Safety Committee provided a rare chance for people with divergent viewpoints on sex work, sex trafficking, and criminal justice to come together and have their say. And […]

 

Prax(us), Colorado’s only harm-reduction trafficking organization, to close

Prax(us), Colorado’s only harm-reduction trafficking organization, to close

Some youth say they choose to be sex-workers. Others are forced into the $32 billion industry against their will.  Prax(us), the only Colorado advocacy organization serving both groups, will shutter its doors this December. The nonprofit set itself apart from the army of Christian anti-sex-trafficking organizations that demand participants be abstinent and sober, by focusing […]

 

The War on Sex Trafficking Is the New War on Drugs

The War on Sex Trafficking Is the New War on Drugs

By Elizabeth Nolan Brown at Reason.com “Sex Trafficking of Americans: The Girls Next Door.” “Sex-trafficking sweep nets arrests near Phoenix truck stops.” “Man becomes 1st jailed under new human trafficking law.” Conduct a Google news search for the word trafficking in 2015 and you’ll find pages of stories about the commercial sex trade, in which hundreds […]

 

Son Of ‘Children’s Advocate’ Desi Foxx Is Now a Convicted Child Abuser

Son Of ‘Children’s Advocate’ Desi Foxx Is Now a Convicted Child Abuser

In a plea deal, James Kirklin, son of anti-porn/anti-sex work activist Desi Foxx, who faced charges of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation (statutory rape of a girl between the ages of 12 and 15) — is convicted of felony child abuse. CLEARWATER, Fla. – Earlier this year, we saw anti-porn / anti-sex-work / anti-trafficking crusader and trailer park resident Desi Foxx (a.k.a. Diana Grandmason / Garren), […]

 
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