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
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
Originally posted by Elizabeth Day on January 18, 2015 for The Guardian— “A few weeks ago, Megan Stephens got on a bus in a bustling city centre in the north of England. A man sat across the aisle from her. He was wearing sunglasses and had a moustache. For a horrible moment, she thought she … More UN: I Was Sold Into Sexual Slavery at 14
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?
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
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
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