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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.

18 Reasons Why Australia Is Travel Heaven

minube | Posted 07.27.2014 | Travel

With it's vast and varied landscapes, unique wildlife, and white-sand beaches, Australia is one of the most interesting continents around.

Freedom Of Speech Just Took A Blow In Australia

Posted 03.13.2014 | World

Freedom of speech appears to have taken a hit in Australia, as the Victoria state parliament passed a law on Tuesday night that opponents warn could s...

Worth the Drive: 3 Quick Trips From Melbourne, Australia

Elspeth Velten | Posted 03.04.2014 | Travel
Elspeth Velten

Even as a skeptical traveller eager to avoid crowds, I can say that each destination from Melbourne is more fulfilling than the next. In just one month, I visited all of the top three day trips, some of them, twice.

Message In A Bottle From China Found By Aussie Father And Son (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

An Australian father and son have found a mysterious message in a bottle, apparently sent all the way from a Chinese village. Why would anyone send a...