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Desperate To Escape Poverty, Young Refugees In Athens Are Resorting To Prostitution

Refugees Deeply | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 07.26.2016 | World

In this second part of our investigation into prostitution among child refugees in Athens, we see how lack of shelter and the rising price of people-s...

Decriminalizing Prostitution In South Africa: A Recipe to Extinguish the Legacy of Sara Baartman

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 07.01.2016 | World
Taina Bien-Aime

Prostitution, one of the most brutal forms of male-perpetrated sexual abuse, is illegal in South Africa. While corrupt police are known to arrest and brutalize the women for loitering, buyers of sexual acts are rarely arrested.

Bad Laws Lead To Bad Cops; Just Look At Oakland

Alison Bass | Posted 06.16.2016 | Crime
Alison Bass

Last Friday, the police chief of Oakland, California, resigned amid a growing scandal involving a number of his police officers who had sex with an un...

What Life is Like as a High Priced Escort

Quora | Posted 06.09.2016 | Women

What is life like being a high priced escort? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by ...

How A 14-Year-Old Sex Worker Became One Of Photography's Greatest Muses

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.09.2016 | Arts

"I remember the first time I met Tiny," late photographer Mary Ellen Mark explained in an interview with Leica News. She was visiting Seattle in 1983,...

Why Jimmy Carter is just plain wrong when it comes to sex work

Alison Bass | Posted 06.06.2016 | Crime
Alison Bass

Research shows that sex work is not inherently violent. Indoor sex workers, for instance, are much less likely than streetwalkers to encounter violence. One recent British study of 135 indoor prostitutes found that 78 percent of them never experienced any violence.

Teacher Gives Racist Math Quiz About 'Pimps,' 'Ho's,' And Drug Deals

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 06.01.2016 | Black Voices

Officials at a Mobile, Alabama middle school have disciplined a teacher for giving students a quiz containing highly questionable subject matter that ...

Amnesty International attacks Norway for violating human rights of sex workers

Alison Bass | Posted 05.26.2016 | Crime
Alison Bass

My hat's off to Amnesty for having the guts to stand up and shout the truth. I hope that some day the state and federal governments in this country will listen.

Buying And Selling Sex Should Be Decriminalized, Human Rights Groups Say

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics

Amnesty International, an influential movement of more than 7 million human rights advocates around the world, adopted a new policy on sex work Wednes...

The Long, Complex And Very NSFW Relationship Between Photography And Sex Work

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.31.2016 | Arts

Warning: This article contains nudity and may not be appropriate for work environments. A photographer by the name of E.J. Bellocq was born in New O...

Is the New York Times Endorsing Legalization of Prostitution?

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 05.16.2016 | World
Taina Bien-Aime

Our culture's current lack of understanding of women as full human beings must evolve into a conviction that indivisible rights include freedom from unfettered male sexual access, from female genital mutilation to child marriage; from reproductive health to sexual violence; from sexual harassment to prostitution. Achieving equality depends on it.

Why Laws That Criminalize Buyers of Sex Only Make Sex Work More Dangerous

Alison Bass | Posted 05.02.2016 | Crime
Alison Bass

The End Demand folks who are pushing this agenda are not concerned with the rights and safety of the women and men who sell sex; they are on some kind of high-minded moral crusade to "rescue" people who don't want or need to be rescued.

Guy Allegedly Tips Prostitute With A Primate, And It Gets Weirder

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.26.2016 | Crime

He took his monkey business too far. An Oregon man tipped a sex worker with a small primate that he stole from his own pet store, the Eugene Police De...

Why LGBT and Sex Worker Rights Go Hand-In-Hand

Stephanie Farnsworth | Posted 04.14.2016 | Queer Voices
Stephanie Farnsworth

The heart of the demand for LGBT rights is the idea that all people should be granted autonomy over their lives and bodies. The very same idea is at the core of the fight for sex workers. In terms of ideology, the two movements are not so far apart.

We Only Got 4 Minutes To Save The World: An Interview With David N. Donihue

Kelly Hughes | Posted 04.11.2016 | Impact
Kelly Hughes

2016 marks the 35th anniversary of MTV. And a lot has happened in the world of music videos since then (and not just the absence of music videos on MT...

The Paternalistic Fallacy of the "Nordic Model" of Prostitution

Cas Mudde | Posted 04.11.2016 | World
Cas Mudde

This week France became the fifth European country to make it illegal to buy sex. This so-called "Nordic Model," which is actually only implemented by some Nordic countries, is gaining momentum throughout the continent and its proponents are trying, so far unsuccessfully, to make it a EU-wide reality.

Why France Is Adopting A New Law That Criminalizes The Clients, Not Prostitutes

Yaël Mellul | Posted 04.07.2016 | World
Yaël Mellul

This law stands for nothing less than to say that women are not goods to be sold or rented. In other words, it's all about human dignity.

French Law Bans Buying Prostitutes, Offering Help Instead Of Punishment

Reuters | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.14.2016 | Impact

France passed one of the toughest laws in Europe against buying sex on Wednesday, but supporters say it’s one of the most progressive for prostitute...

Seeing the Innocent Girl in a "Prostitute"

John W. Fountain | Posted 04.05.2016 | Black Voices
John W. Fountain

I wonder why more brothers can't see that using these terms is just another way to justify the inhumane treatment of our sisters, daughters, mothers, girlfriends, wives.

The Evolving Perception of Human Trafficking: Officer 2.0

Robert J. Benz | Posted 03.30.2016 | Crime
Robert J. Benz

Lt. Andre Dawson, Los Angeles Police Department (Retired), Officer in Charge, Human Trafficking Unit, served 33 years in law enforcement including six years supervising the daily operations of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Human Trafficking Task Force and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Child Exploitation Task Force.

Prostitution Is Not Just Another Job

Lauren Hersh | Posted 03.29.2016 | Impact
Lauren Hersh

Prostitution is inevitable. Prostitution is about choice. Prostitution is empowering. These are the myths that those with a vested interest in the sex trade want you to believe. It's time we stopped justifying the exploitation and abuse of those with the fewest options under the guise of choice.

The Evolving Perception of Human Trafficking: Jessie Foster's Mom

Robert J. Benz | Posted 03.14.2016 | Parents
Robert J. Benz

This is the first in a series of interviews with individuals working to address human trafficking. You'll meet students and educators, parents and pro...

Texas Political Hopeful Claims Obama Was A 'Male Prostitute'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.03.2016 | Queer Voices

A Texas Republican who is running for a seat on her state's Board of Education has some very unusual thoughts on President Barack Obama. Mary Lou Bru...

SinBowl 50 in Santa Clara

Jane Wells | Posted 02.02.2016 | Sports
Jane Wells

As America ramps up for the 50th Super Bowl on Sunday in Santa Clara, let's take a moment to consider the ugly underbelly of this mega-sporting event: the big business of supplying sex to the fans.

A Letter To The Good Men Out There

Bronwyn Lea | Posted 01.29.2016 | Impact
Bronwyn Lea

There are men in our communities who are predators and pedophiles. But not all men are like that. You are not like that. So I'm asking you: will you please be our protectors? Would you be a voice of conscience to the men around you?