Decriminalization of Sex Work Would Only Expand Abuse

Originally published by Peter Holmes on August 6, 2015 for The Seattle Times— “Amnesty International is considering supporting the global decriminalization of crimes related to commercial sexual exploitation. This would be a travesty. The sex trade is rapidly growing here and across the world. Decriminalization would only expand the abuse and deepen the inequality inherent in … More Decriminalization of Sex Work Would Only Expand Abuse

Former Temple Star Matt Brown Charged with Human Trafficking

By Jerry Hinnen for CBSSPorts.com on March 20, 2015— “Former Temple standout Matt Brown was arrested Tuesday and charged with human trafficking, according to multiple reports. Per the Baltimore Sun, Baltimore area detectives responded to an advertisement using language they believed to be used by prostitutes and arranged a meeting at a Baltimore County hotel. … More Former Temple Star Matt Brown Charged with Human Trafficking

Sweden’s Prostitution Solution: Why Hasn’t Anyone Tried This Before?

By Marie De Santis, for Women’s Justice Center, http://www.justicewomen.com— “In a centuries deep sea of clichés despairing that ‘prostitution will always be with us’, one country’s success stands out as a solitary beacon lighting the way. In just five years Sweden has dramatically reduced the number of its women in prostitution. In the capital city of Stockholm … More Sweden’s Prostitution Solution: Why Hasn’t Anyone Tried This Before?

PROS + CONS OF LEGALIZING PROSTITUTION FORUM IN SEATTLE

FEATURED EVENT PROS + CONS OF LEGALIZING PROSTITUTION To learn both views and more from local Seattle experts on the positions of legalizing prostitution, decriminalization, and the human rights issues in this provocative topic. DATE: 11/18/14 TIME: 5:15 PM (DOORS OPEN @ 5 PM) LOCATION: RONALD GEBALLE AUDITORIUM @ UW PHYSICS-ASTRONOMY BUILDING A102 MAP COST: FREE … More PROS + CONS OF LEGALIZING PROSTITUTION FORUM IN SEATTLE

Tougher Police Tactics Stinging Sex Buyers to Get Rid of Demand

Originally published on The Seattle Times by Sara Jean Green on October 15, 2014— “In a trio of musty-smelling motel rooms on Pacific Highway South, a group of cops made four arrests in quick succession — two businessmen in button-down shirts, a college student who swung by after class and a man in his 50s … More Tougher Police Tactics Stinging Sex Buyers to Get Rid of Demand

90 German Trauma Therapists Oppose Legal Prostitution

Taken from an original write-up by Sabina Becker on September 25, 2014— “Even as German politicians are coming under heavy pressure from the local pimp lobby to do away with all laws around prostitution, another group of voices is rising up to join the opposition to that very wealthy and powerful force. They are trauma … More 90 German Trauma Therapists Oppose Legal Prostitution

‘One in 10 Girls Raped or Sexually Assaulted,’ U.N. Report Says

Originally published on Yahoo News Digest on September 5, 2014— “About 120 million girls worldwide—slightly more than one in 10—have been forced to have sex by the age of 20. Further, one-fifth of all homicide victims globally are under 20 years old, resulting in 95,000 deaths in 2012, according to a new United Nations report. … More ‘One in 10 Girls Raped or Sexually Assaulted,’ U.N. Report Says

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 After a nationwide crackdown on men who buy sex in the 8th National Day of Johns Arrests earlier this week, comedian Jim Norton wrote an essay asserting his right to pay prostitutes for … More Dear Johns: Actually, You Should Be Ashamed to Buy Sex