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Teen Allegedly Held Captive, Abused And Forced To Prostitute

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 07.12.2012 | Los Angeles

It's hard to believe that slavery still exists, but it does, all around us. In late June, a 27-year-old Los Angeles pimp was arrested for allegedly...

Cop Pressures Woman Into Sex: 'You Don't Want To Go To Jail, Do You?'

AP | MARIA SUDEKUM | Posted 07.04.2012 | Crime

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Kansas City police officer has been charged with corruption after prosecutors accused him of having sex with two women in exchan...

Officer Copped A Deal For Sex, Prosecutors Say

Posted 07.03.2012 | Crime

A Missouri policeman is accused of having sex with two women in exchange for not arresting them. Officer Jeffrey Holmes, 47, allegedly visited a mo...

What Could a Former Prostitute Teach You About Relationships?

Bethany St. James | Posted 09.01.2012 | Style
Bethany St. James

The lessons I learned regarding interpersonal relationships during my lifelong tenure in the adult entertainment industry have proven to help many suffering with miscommunication, misunderstandings or even infidelity within their relationships.

Why Shutting Down Backpage Won't Eliminate Sex Trafficking or Underage Prostitution

Alison Bass | Posted 08.29.2012 | New York
Alison Bass

If we truly wanted to prevent the sex trafficking of children, we would legalize adult consensual prostitution and take the millions spent arresting women who sell sex by choice and rescue minors who are truly being coerced into sex against their will.

Julia Stiles On The Real Problem With Roles For Women In Hollywood

BuzzFeed | Posted 06.20.2012 | Women

Julia Stiles is the star of Blue, one of the series on the new Wigs channel, a new project led by renowned directors Jon Avnet and Rodrigo Garcia, tha...

'The Client List' Cliffhanger Season Finale

Posted 06.18.2012 | TV

"The Client List" (Sundays, 10 p.m. ET on Lifetime) wrapped up Season 1 with a cliffhanger Sunday night. Having been left in charge of The Rub whil...

Millions Of Dollars Go Into Child Sex Trafficking In LA

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 06.12.2012 | Los Angeles

"I was raped. I was beat. I was hit by a car. I've had guns pulled out on me. I was forced to do all kinds of unimaginable things." These are the w...

Spain Lifts Ban on Hooker Advertising

Tony Phillips | Posted 08.12.2012 | Weird News
Tony Phillips

Those seem like sound ideas to me, but they might be beyond the reach of the various governments in those countries where, much to the chagrin of the European Central Bank, citizens do still have the right to vote.

Teacher's Aide Charged With Paying Students For Sex

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 06.13.2012 | Education

Curtis Jiles, a 30-year-old teacher's aide at Tenoroc High School in Lakeland, Fla., is accused of paying or trying to pay students for sex both on an...

Hedge Fund Managers: Sex Talk and Prostitutes

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 08.12.2012 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

Some hedge fund managers feel they are above appearances, if not the law. Some investors believe prostitution isn't a big deal, too. But there's a large cohort of investors that won't go near a hedge fund manager with a reputation for using prostitutes.

Brotherly Love On 'The Client List'

Posted 06.11.2012 | TV

It was a drama-filled penultimate episode of "The Client List" (Sun., 10 p.m. ET on Lifetime) Sunday night. Family matters became even more complicate...

Colombian Escort To Open Foundation For Prostitutes

Posted 06.07.2012 | Latino Voices

Dania Londoño Suarez, the escort at the center of the U.S. Secret Service sex scandal in Colombia is planning on opening a non-profit organization to...

Sex Trafficking, Mexico's Other War

Posted 06.05.2012 | Latino Voices

The Mexican city of Tenancingo in the state of Tlaxcala, is thought to be one of the safest areas in the country. Unlike much of Mexico, the city of T...

Why the Women's Rights Movement Must Listen to Sex Workers

Chi Mgbako | Posted 08.01.2012 | Impact
Chi Mgbako

The characterization of sex workers fighting for their human rights as "prostituted women" engaged in futile attempts to "organize the enslaved" is perplexing.

Mad Men: Controversy as Joan Lowers Herself to Rise and Peggy Exits Anticlimactically (as SCDP Gets Its Halo Client)

William Bradley | Posted 05.30.2012 | Entertainment
William Bradley

As soon as I saw what happened, I figured there would be a lot of controversy about the latest episode of Mad Men, "The Other Woman." And sure enough, there is.

D.C. Police Once Tried To March Prostitutes To Virginia

Posted 05.31.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Associated Press has asked the Metropolitan Police Department to designate the 1100 block of 13th Street NW a "prostitution-free zon...

A Brief Reflection on Sex Work

Erika L. Sánchez | Posted 07.26.2012 | Latino Voices
Erika L. Sánchez

I never intended to look at sex workers as an othering voyeur, but rather as a woman who is both genuinely curious, empathetic, and outraged at the conditions that force them into this kind of work.

Pimps Tattoo Bar Code on Victim's Neck

Conchita Sarnoff | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics
Conchita Sarnoff

Pimps brand their victims the way Nike brands its shoes. A 16 year-old girl identified as "Taz" in an op-ed was "branded" on her neck with a safety pin when she refused a tattoo.

4 Secret Service Agents Plan To Fight Their Dismissals

The Washington Post | Carol D. Leonnig and David Nakamura | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics

Four Secret Service employees have decided to fight their dismissals for engaging in inappropriate conduct in Colombia last month, a development that ...

Transgender Ladies Of The Night

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.22.2012 | Arts

At first glance, Christer Strömholm's black-and-white photos appear to be tributes to the glamorous altar of Parisian nightlife in the sixties. Brigi...

Sending Sex Traffickers and Johns a Message Before NATO

Rachel Durchslag | Posted 07.17.2012 | Chicago
Rachel Durchslag

In preparation for NATO, both local law enforcement and the military are sending a message to pimps, traffickers and potential customers: If you buy sex in Chicago, there will be consequences for your crimes.

Don't Fall for Lies About Prostitution

Rob McKenna | Posted 07.17.2012 | TV
Rob McKenna

In Lifetime's Client List, the portrayal of prostitution as rewarding and honorable is a stark departure from a reality in which prostitutes overwhelmingly don't find their work glamorous.

Why Beggars Must Be Choosers

Becca Stevens | Posted 07.17.2012 | Impact
Becca Stevens

As the founding volunteer director for Thistle Farms I have long ago bought into the myth that beggars can't be choosers. As a professional beggar and priest for more than 20 years, I now understand beggars have to be choosy.

How To Spot A Prostitute, The Cab Driver Edition

Posted 05.16.2012 | New York

A new bill in city council, seemingly modeled after the plotline of Taxi Driver, aims to give hookers a fare chance at escaping exploitation. The ...