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The Buffalo Blizzard That Saved My Life

Jane Wells | Posted 11.21.2014 | Impact
Jane Wells

When I heard about the horrendous lake effect snowstorm in Buffalo this week, I immediately thought about another blizzard there -- one that not only ...

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.

The Somaly Mam Story: What We Still Know About Sex Trafficking

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 08.02.2014 | Impact
Taina Bien-Aime

When trust is breached, those even slightly involved with the targeted fabricator panic and recoil. The fight or flight response kicks in: Does one stay silent and hide; or support and defend?

O Canada! Will You Free Your Glorious Land of Prostitution?

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 06.30.2014 | Impact
Taina Bien-Aime

Canada must acknowledge that gender inequality, race, incest and histories of oppression are the pillars of the sex trade, including prostitution.

Ring Of Pimps In Mexico Allegedly Forced Mothers Into Prostitution

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 03.31.2014 | Crime

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican prosecutors said Tuesday they have freed two children held by pimps who used their hold over the young girls to force the...

France Takes First Steps Towards Abolition of Prostitution

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 04.15.2014 | World
Taina Bien-Aime

The Nordic Model, as this set of laws is known, views the sex trade as irreconcilable with gender equality and refuses to consider prostitution as inevitable.

Risky Life and Dreams of a Tub Thug Pimp

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

Game agents control the tubs game with their hustle. Earlier this year a New Hampshire man lost his entire $2,600 life savings on a tubs game. "O h...

Pimpin' Is Easy -- In the United States

Michael Davis | Posted 10.30.2013 | Crime
Michael Davis

Sex trafficking is like an infestation of roaches or ants in your neighbor's home. If they don't take care of it, then it will spread to yours, and ultimately the entire neighborhood will be infested.

What's Your Definition of a Pimp?

Diane Dimond | Posted 07.22.2013 | Crime
Diane Dimond

On the heels of news about the "House of Horrors" in Cleveland where three young women were held as sex slaves, Danielle is pushing for heightened awareness about how pervasive human sex trafficking is -- nationwide. For Danielle words matter.

Dr. Phil Airs Sara Kruzan Human Trafficking Story - Oct 17

Susan L. Travis | Posted 12.17.2012 | Impact
Susan L. Travis

Little Sara Kruzan killed her trafficker when she was 16 years old. Sara's aunt, Anne Catherine Rogan, speaks eloquently of her niece, now 34 years old.

READ THE PIMP PLAN: 'Rules 2 Da Game Of Hoez' Uncovered

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 08.15.2012 | Crime

Pimpin' ain't easy. The sentiment was made clear Tuesday when New York officers released 10 pimp bylaws they seized while arresting alleged pimp St...

A Girl Like Rachel Lloyd

Jane Wells | Posted 06.05.2011 | Books
Jane Wells

We've all seen scantily clad girls: on the street, on the Internet, in ads for "gentlemen's" clubs. Bodies and faces that conjure a myriad of responses: lust, fear, curiosity, perhaps even contempt, but rarely the most appropriate one: trafficking victim.

Underage Prostitution in New York City

Tasha Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Tasha Mitchell

Very Young Girls (2007) documents the lives of underage prostitutes, as young as 12, residing in NYC. Looking for a "daddy" or someone to "love" them, these very young callgirls turned to pimps.

Sex for Sale: Legalized Prostitution Hurts Human Trafficking Victims

Chelsea-Lyn Rudder | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chelsea-Lyn Rudder

Whether or not anyone would willingly choose to prostitute themselves is a separate debate. To the extent that legitimized prostitution increases the demand for human trafficking, a contemporary form of slavery, it must be condemned.

Child Sex Trafficking and The Politics of Pimping

Phillip Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phillip Martin

244,000. That's the number of young Americans under the age of 16 believed to be at risk of child sexual exploitation that includes prostitution and...

Nail Salons and Human Trafficking

Phillip Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Phillip Martin

In recent years, law enforcement officials nationwide have reported increases in human trafficking. By some estimates there are around 20,000 victims brought into the United States each year.

Good Men & Teen Prostitution

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

The more I try to look closely at what it means to be a good man in America the more I come back to role of sex in our culture.

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.

New U.S. Stamps to Honor America's Pimps

Mark C. Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

Bishop Don "Magic" Juan, excited about being on one of the new stamps. The U.S. Postal Service will be issuing a series of five commemorative stamps...

Pimp Chic

Jill Di Donato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jill Di Donato

Does pimp chic imply that pimping is chic? And if mainstream culture accepts pimp chic, does that mean that it's ready to expand the rights of sex-workers and notions of sexual freedom?

Rangel Deletes "Hard Out Here For a Pimp" Ringtone

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

Aides to the congressman said he would take additional steps in the next several days to rehabilitate his image, including changing his "MACDADY#1" vanity license plate.

Let Me See You Work Them Eggs

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

I told you not to lie to me about your family's history of kidney disease! Why you gotta play me that way? Probably have a history of cardiac incidents at a young age, too, huh?

Falling for the Far Right's ACORN Agenda

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Alterman

In this brave new world of anything goes journalism, many in the media have taken up a recent scandal, and the videos it produced, as incontrovertible evidence of ACORN corruption.