Men’s March Against Demand 2014

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Seattle Against Slavery’s Event:

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Come and be part of a real solution for reducing sex trafficking – stopping the men whose demand for commercial sex drive the violence. Seattle Against Slavery, service providers, and members of the law enforcement community are organizing a march for Saturday, August 9, 2014. It will begin in Seattle Center at 10:00 am and proceed down Fourth Ave. to end at Westlake Center. The March will start with statements by community leaders about the importance of men taking responsibility for the violence of sex trafficking. Law enforcement can’t end this problem, but reducing demand could be the key to greatly reducing the harm.

Sign up now and get ready to let men in Seattle know that they can reduce the violence of trafficking by not buying sex!

DATE | SATURDAY, AUGUST 9TH, 2014

TIME | 10 AM

LOCATION | SEATTLE CENTER’S NEXT 50 PLAZA

ADDRESS | 305 HARRISON ST., SEATTLE WA 98109

RSVP HERE | FREE EVENT

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ORGANIZERSEATTLE AGAINST SLAVERY

MORE INFO | info(at)seattleagainstslavery(dot)org

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ABOUT SEATTLE AGAINST SLAVERY | Seattle Against Slavery (SAS) is a grassroots coalition working to make a slave-free world, starting with Seattle. Uniting community-based abolition activists with local and national non-government organizations, government agencies, and service providers, SAS seeks to raise human trafficking awareness and mobilize the public to better advocate for victims, promote legislation to combat human trafficking, and help service providers build capacity. For info on SAS, go to their website: www.seattleagainstslavery.org.

Dear Johns: Actually, You Should Be Ashamed to Buy Sex

By Charlotte Alter for Time.com on August 8, 2014—
“Jim Norton isn’t entitled to sex, but women are entitled to human dignity

Don’t get me wrong, Norton is a funny guy. And I’m all for comedians pushing our social limits in stand-up, because that’s what comedy is all about. But why can’t a famous comic like him find someone who wants to have sex with him for his good looks and sparkling personality?

Norton’s essay wasn’t a joke — it was an actual argument defending the right to pay for sex. “But really, perhaps the most shameful thing I can admit is this: I’m not really ashamed,” he wrote. “And neither should any of these other (unmarried) johns who have been arrested.”

Actually, Jim, you should be ashamed to pay for sex. And so should all the other men who purchase women and girls, many of whom have been trafficked, enslaved and repeatedly raped. No amount of rationalization can get around the basic principle of market economics: if people like you didn’t buy girls, they wouldn’t be sold, and if they couldn’t be sold, they wouldn’t be trafficked and abused.”

For the rest of the original article, please click here.

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