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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.

Federal Court: If You Buy a Girl, You're a Sex Trafficker

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 05.06.2014 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

A U.S. Federal Circuit Court has ruled that customers who arrange for or have sex with children under age 18 are to be considered human traffickers. Wow. That's a big and heavy stick we can use to protect kids who are forced into having sex for someone else's profit.

Can't Buy Me Love

Nina Burleigh | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics
Nina Burleigh

This week, while we pick through our Valentine's Day chocolates looking for the good ones and watch our roses wilt, let's think about buying love. Not with chocolates, lingerie or jewelry, but with cash or credit card.

Millionaire Madam Case Implicates Morgan Stanley Employee

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ and COLLEEN LONG | Posted 05.07.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — A woman accused of being an accomplice to a suburban mother charged in a multimillion-dollar prostitution ring was at large Wednesday...

Cops Pose As Prostitutes In Citywide Sting

Posted 01.17.2012 | New York

The NYPD arrested nearly 200 people in a 4-day prostitution sting across the city, The Daily News reports. Conducted in 27 precincts and completed...

Patriarchal Privilege: Will We Ever Stop Protecting Johns?

Susan Braudy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan Braudy

The fact that rich clients are protected from any publicity only confirms their privileged status--and shows them that they can keep doing what they do.