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Prostitution "Experts" Versus Prostitutes: Why Don't All Sex Workers Deserve a Voice?

Monica Shores | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Monica Shores

Why would these women be so threatened by sex workers organizing for themselves, gaining national attention, and working to influence public perception?

Professor Behind Thai Sex Tourism Site Digs Himself Deeper

Angus Johnston | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Angus Johnston

Let's say you were a professor at a public university, and let's say you were a fan of Thai sex tourism.

Jason Linkins

Blackwater And Private Security Firms Just Can't Be Disqualified From Winning Lucrative Government Contracts, No Matter What They Do | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Spencer Ackerman has been doing some stellar reporting on the who's who among the private security contractors that have gotten a share of the State Department's $10 billion Worldwide Protective Services contract.

EMERGING ARTIST SHOWCASE: Megan Van Groll Paints The Dark, Obsessive Side Of The Female Psyche

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHO: Hawaiian born painter Megan Van Groll. Has been part of exhibitions in Italy and throughout the state of Texas. Of her repertoire and style, Va...

A Victory for Survivors of Trafficking in New York State

Sienna Baskin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Sienna Baskin

August 13 marked a victory for survivors of commercial sex trafficking, when New York's Governor David Paterson signed a bill allowing them to clear their records of prostitution-related crimes

Vitter Wins GOP Nomination Despite Sex Scandal, Violent Staffer

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Incumbent Sen. David Vitter has easily won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Louisiana. Vitter easily defeated two les...

Holding Men Accountable for Sex Trafficking

Abby L. Ferber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Abby L. Ferber

Too often when we think about human trafficking, we think of it as a problem "out there." But this year, for the first time, the U.S. State Department included the U.S. in its annual report on trafficking.

A Lost Girl, a Fake Diary, and a Forgotten Author

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Thomas Gladysz

Today, few have heard of The Diary of a Lost Girl, the now-forgotten Margarete Böhme, or the controversy which once swirled around the book's authorship.

Citizens, Unite!

Frank Dwyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Dwyer

La Familia runs Mexico. Wonder how? Think corporation....

Duo Arrested, Accused Of Prostituting 15-Year-Old Mentally Disabled Girl

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Two people were arrested this weekend after allegedly prostituting a 15-year-old mentally disabled girl on the West Side. Around midnight on Frida...

Sex, Violence and Identity: Mad Men Season 4 Premiere

Janet Turley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Janet Turley

Don Draper doesn't need to pay for sex. He's the dashing and distant man that brown-haired women can't resist. But last night, a prostitute strode into his apartment and smacked him around.

Hidden in Plain Sight: The News Media's Role in Exposing Human Trafficking (VIDEO)

Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism

Take a look as some leading media-makers debate coverage of human trafficking. What hinders good reporting on human trafficking? What do journalists fear when they report on slaves and slavery?

The Client List: Hewitt Parties With More Than Five

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

So whether or not you will enjoy the movie depends on how much you enjoy Jennifer Love Hewitt. Chances are you are going to leave this movie a bigger fan than you were before.

Protest on Craiglist Doorsteps in San Francisco to End "Adult Services" Section

Conchita Sarnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Conchita Sarnoff

Protesters are asking Craigslist to close the euphemistically named "Adult Services" section of their website and set a sex industry-free standard that would help to eliminate human trafficking worldwide and prostitution.

South Africa World Cup: A Billion Condoms And 40,000 Sex Workers.

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

By Iva Skoch, GlobalPost CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- The taxi drivers hustling around the bars on Long Street in Cape Town say they are ready for all...

Is Craigslist a Pimp?

Peter Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Peter Schwartz

Craigslist has tripled - to $36 million - revenue it receives annually from advertising for "adult" or "erotic" services. Advertising for sexual services now accounts for one-third of Craigslist's revenue.

Pakistan's Sex Trade: Part II PHOTOS

Kate Orne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kate Orne

Roaming the streets while their mothers earn their meager income, the children of prostitutes are easy targets for abuse, drugs, and crime.


Jack Schimmelman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jack Schimmelman

A young 33-year-old woman stands before a Florida judge to whom she has been summoned because she peed on someone's lawn. She is sentenced to a year ...

Child Sex Traffickers Deserve Stiff TVPA Penalties in Every U.S. Court

Conchita Sarnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Conchita Sarnoff

After numerous conversations with law enforcement officials I realized that most are under the false assumption that some form of movement is required for a predator to be guilty of child sex trafficking.

Girl Slavery in America

Malika Saada Saar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Malika Saada Saar

An estimated 100,000-300,000 American children are at risk for becoming victims of commercial sexual exploitation. The average age of a prostituted girl in the U.S. is 12-14 years.

U.S. Report: More Than 12 Million Are 'Modern Slaves' Worldwide

Yahoo! News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A sobering new report from the State Department finds that more than 12 million people worldwide are victims of "trafficking in persons" -- trapped in...

Pakistan's Sex Trade: May You Never Be Uncovered (PHOTOS)

Kate Orne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kate Orne

The streets have no sign of the sex trade -- unless one knows where to look. Late one night, Pino, a madam, wags her finger to follow her. I cover my head in my hijab and conceal my camera underneath.

Sex and Incarnation: Part Two

Elizabeth Cunningham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Elizabeth Cunningham

For better or worse, the word goddess automatically connotes gender, as does the word priestess, and it seems that whenever femaleness is not defined/confined by marriage and motherhood, people start asking "what about the orgies?"

Sex Trafficking In Chicago: 'Victimless' Crimes And Their Victims

Gapers Block | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Maria is lying on the bed. She's been trying to get up, lifting her head, maybe rolling over onto an elbow, but she's gotten nowhere. Another half att...

What 'Pimpin' Means And Why It Caused A Celebrity Twitter Feud

Rachel Lloyd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Rachel Lloyd

In the media coverage of the Twitter feud between Demi Moore and Kim Kardashian over the term 'pimpin', the media has left out any real analysis of Demi's point that pimps are modern-day slave-owners.