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Why I Support Canada's Proposed Prostitution Laws

Georgialee Lang | Posted 09.07.2014 | Canada Politics
Georgialee Lang

The view that prostitution subordinates and victimizes women and girls is not particularly popular, but I have seen it first-hand when I lived on Granville Street in the early 1970's and in Vancouver's west end in the 80's. The image of a "happy hooker" is a Madison Avenue gimmick that has no basis in reality. When my husband, Doug, ran the Vancouver Vice Squad, I saw again the squalor and exploitation of young, addicted woman, both tragic and poignant.

Legalize It? Seriously?

Chris Baughman | Posted 02.12.2014 | Impact
Chris Baughman

Legalization does not benefit the people selling sex; nor does legalization produce female empowerment. What it does is serve the owners of brothels, pimps and the johns who frequent them.

The Recession Victim You Missed: Brothels

CNBC | Chris Morris | Posted 08.28.2013 | Small Business

CNBC: Dennis Hof is on a buying spree. The owner of the Moonlite Bunny Ranch had just two brothels a few years ago. Today, he owns seven and a s...

Half the Sky Movement Diary

Robert Hanna | Posted 07.31.2013 | Impact
Robert Hanna

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgThe story began with an image. Somaly Mam had snuck into the brothel and took a snapshot of a 12-year-old Vietnamese girl.

WATCH: A Tour Of Heidi Fleiss' Swanky New Brothel

OWN | Posted 08.28.2013 | OWN

In 1993, "Hollywood Madam" Heidi Fleiss was busted for running a high-class prostitution ring that catered to an elite but undisclosed clientele. Near...

Ft. Greene Dad Indicted For Running High-End Brothels

| Posted 02.13.2013 | New York

By Murray Weiss, DNAinfo Columnist / Criminal Justice Editor NEW YORK CITY — A Brooklyn father accused of running several high-end Manhattan brot...

Employment Office Sends Teen To Work At Brothel

Reuters | Posted 02.06.2013 | Business

BERLIN (Reuters) - A German teenager looking for a job was told to report for duty in a brothel by the local labor office, the Augsburger Allgemeine Z...

Brothels Rescue Cash-Strapped Team

AP | DEREK GATOPOULOS | Posted 12.17.2012 | Sports

LARISSA, Greece -- The world's oldest profession is giving a whole new meaning to love of the game. Players on a cash-strapped Greek soccer team now ...

German Teen Sells Mom's Jewels For Brothel Visit

Reuters | Posted 12.10.2012 | Weird News

BERLIN (Reuters) - A 14-year-old German teenager took his mother's jewellery worth between 2,000 and 3,000 euros ($2,500-$3,800) and pawned it for 300...

How I Escaped the Brothel in Cambodia: One Young Vietnamese Woman's Story

Andrew Lam | Posted 10.03.2012 | Impact
Andrew Lam

ADAPT leads the counter-trafficking efforts at the frontiers of Vietnam. They provide shelter for victims of human trafficking. Below is an interview I conducted with one of those victims who managed to return from a brothel in Cambodia.

Police Raid Brothels And Pimps' Homes

AP | Posted 05.30.2012 | World

DUBLIN -- Police say several hundred officers in both parts of Ireland are mounting a crackdown on prostitution, raiding 140 suspected brothels and pi...

Spain's Brothel Tourism Boom

New York Times | Posted 04.08.2012 | World

LA JONQUERA, Spain — She had expected a job in a hotel. But when Valentina arrived here two months ago from Romania, the man who helped her get here...

Meet The Bizarre, And Growing, Cast Of The 'Madam Millionaire' Case

Posted 03.22.2012 | New York

Accused madam Anna Gristina might have hoped her sexy tabloid-friendly case was going to go away, but this whole Millionaire Madam circus is showing n...

Husband-Shooting, Tax-Evading Madam Dies

AP | Posted 03.21.2012 | Business

BUTTE, Mont. -- Ruby Garrett ran the last brothel standing in this mining town's once-lively red-light district with a reputation for kindness toward ...

Flawed Inspiration

Bethany St. James | Posted 04.20.2012 | Style
Bethany St. James

The fact is that we are, more often than not, much harder on ourselves than anyone else is. In my experience, men and women often believe that being attractive on the outside has something to do with being attractive on the inside.

Marcel Proust: In Search of Lost Vase-ectomies

Frank Browning | Posted 04.07.2012 | Arts
Frank Browning

Masturbation is seldom far from the chatter that bubbles up among devotees and scholars of Marcel Proust. This week in Paris another conclave of hyper-Proustians is gathering sponsored by the very crusty INHA, or the French National Institute on the History of Art and their German analogues based in Berlin.

The Week In Art: Brothels, Naked Poets And Crochets Gone Wild!

Posted 01.27.2012 | Arts

Things got a little hot and heavy at HuffPost Arts this week. There were some photos of some brothels and some women throwing themselves at men ... we...

Brothels, Beaches and Blood

Posted 03.27.2012 | Arts

Faceless bodies, dingy spaces and ambiguous dark marks pervade Hirosuke Kitamura's photographs. The Japanese-Brazilian artist captures anonymous image...

David Moye

WATCH: Mustang Ranch Brothel Seeks To Become 'Ritz-Carlton Of Whorehouses' | David Moye | Posted 01.20.2012 | Weird News

If you build it, they will come. We're not talking about a baseball diamond in the middle of an Iowa cornfield, we're talking about a legal brothel...

PHOTOS: The Five Artiest Brothels In France

Tony Perrottet | Posted 03.06.2012 | Travel
Tony Perrottet

By the early 1900s, the so-called "fantasy brothels," which offered Disney-style themed rooms along the lines of Versailles, Venice and the Orient, had opened themselves up to tourists by day.

Eleanor Goldberg

Sex Trafficking Survivor Risks Life To Fight Slavery, Spread Of HIV/AIDS | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.30.2011 | Impact

This story is part of a series celebrating HIV/AIDS activists in honor of Thursday's World AIDS Day. Her house has been burned down. She's had her ...

Sex Spa Cover-Up Is a Joke

Bethany St. James | Posted 01.07.2012 | Crime
Bethany St. James

Legalize regulated brothels and focus on shutting down these illegal operations. Combating illegal prostitution is futile unless a viable alternative is available.

Australia's Largest Brothel Set To Open

AOL Travel News | Posted 07.17.2011 | Travel

Sydney is expecting to soon be the home of Australia's largest brothel, a three-story complex featuring an entire floor of double king suites each wit...

Prostitution in Perspective

Vicky Collins | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics
Vicky Collins

The ladies we met in the brothels were attractive, smart, friendly, savvy, confident and defied stereotypes. Most were not fallen women without other options. Many were educated and had goals.

Jason Linkins

Ensign Breaks With Reid On Call To End Legal Prostitution | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Earlier this week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said that it was time to have an "adult conversation about Nevada's legal sex trade," wh...