13. Prostitution and Trafficking. Grooming

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13.  Prostitution and Trafficking. Grooming

Asian Women for Equality
“... to change societal attitudes towards women, especially women of Asian descent; to advance equality for Asian women; and to create opportunities for Asian women to have meaningful participation and to take leadership roles in civil society. Asian Women for Equality sees prostitution as a form of male violence against women that can be eradicated."
https://www.asianwomenequality.org

Arienh Autumn
"Anarcha-Feminist, sex trafficking survivor"
https://arienh.com
https://twitter.com/ArienhOfficial

Enough Is Enough
"Making the Internet safer for children and families"
(Has extensive material on trafficking, pornography, etc.)
https://www.enough.org

Make Her Story
“Taking action however we can, whenever we can, to end the abuse, enslavement and trafficking of women and girls in the UK and beyond...”
https://twitter.com/MakeHerstory 

Nordic Model Now!
“Movement for the Abolition of Prostitution”
https://nordicmodelnow.org

 Prostitution Research & Education 
“…research on prostitution, pornography and trafficking … PRE’s goal is to abolish the institution of prostitution while … advocating for alternatives to trafficking and prostitution – including emotional and physical healthcare for women in  prostitution. The roots of prostitution are in the assumption  that men are entitled to buy women for sex, in racism, and in women’s poverty.”

https://prostitutionresearch.com 

Reaching Out Romania
"Over the years we have assisted 750 victims, mostly Romanian women and girls who have been enslaved and abused in many European countries. We offered them home as well as psychological, medical and legal assistance and we made them part of our family."
http://www.reachingout.ro

Resist Exploitation Embrace Dignity [REED]  “Currently paused”
“Standing with and for women who have been sexually exploited & challenging the demand for their bodies”
https://embracedignity.org

SPACE International [Survivors of Prostitution-Abuse Calling for Enlightenment]
“SPACE was first formed in Ireland, in 2012, for the purpose  of changing social attitudes towards prostitution and pressing for its recognition as a sexually exploitative human rights violation.”
https://www.spaceintl.org

Stop the Sex Industry [Sweden]
https://www.facebook.com/Stopthesexindustry/?ref=page_internal

Decades from now, people will look back and wonder how societies could have acquiesced in a sex slave trade in the twenty-first century that is... bigger than the transatlantic slave trade was in the nineteenth. They will be perplexed that we shrugged as a lack of investment in maternal health caused half a million women to perish in childbirth each year. 
― Sheryl WuDunn, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

 

Julia Beck. “International study puts new face on prostitution: Men.”  [2022]
https://4w.pub/prostitution-study/

Julie Bindel.  "How Leeds enables ‘paid rape’: The local authorities' approach to prostitution facilitates trafficking, assault — and even murder." [2022]
https://archive.ph/KLIhD#selection-453.0-460.0

_____. “Prostitutes are slaves, not workers: Brenda Myers-Powell 'kicked ass' to make it from the ho house to the White House.” [2021]
https://archive.ph/wip/9Sd86

_____. "There’s nothing woke about the sex trade: Where is the outrage about the sexual exploitation of women of colour?" [2019]
https://archive.ph/kFpxc

Kaysa Ekis Ekman. “Trade unions that never fight the sex industry bosses.”  [2013]
https://archive.ph/wip/LM0qZ

Melissa Farley, Ph.D. “Prostitution is sexual violence. [2004]
https://archive.ph/wip/zPHjK

_____. “The real harms of prostitution.” [2010]
https://archive.ph/wip/p6xRu

Melissa Farley, Ph.D., Martha E. Banks, Rosalie J. Ackerman and Jacqueline M. Golding. “Screening for traumatic brain injury in prostituted women.”  [2018]
https://archive.ph/wip/OebCS

Melissa Farley, Ph.D., Inge Kleine, Kerstin Neuhaus, Yoanna McDowell, Silas Schultz, Saskia Nischmann.  “Men who pay for legal sex in Germany and what they teach us about the failure of legal prostitution: A 6-country study of the sex trade from the perspective of the socially invisible ‘freiers.’”  [2022]
https://archive.ph/hhhwc

Chelsea Geddes.  “No, decriminalization of johns and pimps has not improved our safety or lives.”  [2018]
https://archive.ph/wip/KRtBS

Zachary George.  "Misogyny is revisionism. Part 2: The masque of the 'Red' Pimp." [2017]
https://medium.com/@zacharygeorgenn/misogyny-is-revisionism-part-2-the-…

Georgia Green Party. “Georgia Party officers welcome Governor’s focus on sex-trafficking, urge support for Nordic model.” [2020]

https://georgiagreenparty.org/georgia-party-officers-welcome-governors-focus-on-sex-trafficking-urge-support-for-nordic-model/

Luke Gibbons.  "'The porn industry is modern-day slavery': How pornography and sex trafficking are linked." [2019]
https://archive.ph/QdLYa

Tala Hartsough. "Asylum for Trafficked Women: Escape Strategies Beyond the T Visa." [2002]  
https://repository.uchastings.edu/hwlj/vol13/iss1/7/
(To access this document, please copy the link and download into your browser.)

While he who strikes the blow forgets, [s]he who bears the scar remembers.
― Haitian proverb



Amanda Hess. “Most of what you think you know about sex trafficking isn’t true.” [2014]
https://archive.ph/QjyWs 

Morgan Horn. “Why do Marxist feminists oppose liberal feminists’ claims that porn and prostitution are liberating for women?” [2018]
https://archive.ph/JGRb4 

Paul Hunter.  “Andrew Tate was open about his crimes, many of which were caught on camera.” [2023]
https://archive.ph/wip/pflnu

Gwyn Kirk, Rachel Cornwell, and Margo Okazawa-Rey.  “Women and the U.S. military in South Asia.” [2000]
https://archive.ph/wip/VDgj1

Richard Luscombe and agencies.   “Appeal raises $150,000 for girl ordered to pay family of accused rapist she killed: Judge had ‘no other option’ but to impose restitution on human trafficking victim given probation with risk of 20 years’ prison.” [2022]
https://archive.ph/LBblu


Kathleen H. S. Moon.  “Military prostitution and the U.S. military in Asia.” [2009]
https://archive.ph/wip/mBYOq

Nordic Model Now.  “‘Decriminalisation of the sex trade vs. the Nordic Model: What you need to know’ booklet.”  [2022]
https://archive.ph/JXTTc

_____.   “Nordic Model Now:  Handbook for universities.”  [2022]
https://archive.ph/wip/XEYPQ

_____.   “Students for sale: Tools for resistance.” [2022]
https://archive.ph/qMyhP

Christopher Rufo.  “The real story behind Drag Queen Story Hour.” [2022]
https://archive.ph/0hS4e

Melinda Sampson.  "Native American women & girls: victimization and resiliency." [2020]
https://archive.ph/wip/kMQll


Kalyn Womack. “Black teenage girl who killed her rapist ordered to pay $150k to his estate: The bill created to protect trafficking victims in cases like this did not get passed in the state.” [2022]
https://archive.ph/LLxzv#selection-799.0-799.93
 

All you have to do, I tell myself, is keep your mouth shut and look stupid. It shouldn't be that hard.
― Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale

 

Georgia Green Party.  “Ending men’s violence against women with this generation [in 13 short episodes].” With Denise Traina, Vednita Carter, Robert Jensen and Hilla Kerner.  [2020/2022]  VIDEO
     Episode 1.  “Why is sexual exploitation being cast as female empowerment?”
https://archive.ph/wip/lW5f5

Woman’s Place UK. “A woman’s place takes nerves of steel [with Michael Moore]." (Sheffield, 20th September 2018)  VIDEO
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATNRbJW_JI8

 

No woman deserves to be disrespected; to be beaten up, to be called bitches or sluts. Assaulted or insulted. Even if she's a hooker. 
― Imam Shah

 

Mia Döring.  Any girl: a memoir of sexual exploitation and recovery.  [2022]      BOOK
https://nordicmodelnow.org/2022/03/03/any-girl-by-mia-doring-getting-paid-to-please-to-endure-to-put-up-with-not-to-enjoy/

Kaysa Ekis Ekman.  Being and being bought: Prostitution, surrogacy and the split self. [2014]  BOOK
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/being-and-being-bought-kajsa-ekis-ekman/1117334437?ean=9781742198767

Melissa Farley, Ph.D.  Prostitution, trafficking and traumatic stress. [2004]  BOOK
          (Review)
          https://www.routledge.com/Prostitution-Trafficking-and-Traumatic-Stress/Farley-PhD/p/book/9780789023797

_____.   Prostitution and trafficking in Nevada:  Making the connections. [2007]  BOOK
https://archive.ph/wip/MnZ4y

Saundrea Pollack Sturdevant, Brenda Stoltzfux.  Let the good times roll: prostitution and the US military in Asia. (1993)  BOOK                         
http://link.sfpl.org/portal/Let-the-good-times-roll--prostitution-and-the/JAUi1cWYc9o/

Julie Bindel.  The pimping of prostitution: Abolishing the sex work myth.  [2017]  ONLINE BOOK
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/gwao.12250?cookieSet=1
          (Review) https://digitalcommons.uri.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1100&context=dignity

Rachel Moran.  Paid for: My journey through prostitution. [2015]  ONLINE BOOK
https://archive.org/details/paidformyjourney0000mora

Why do we legislate hard against practices like fraud and not against exploitation of women's bodies? How have we got to a point as a community where we value money over people's dignity? My guess would be because where fraud is taking place, institutions are losing money, whereas where exploitation of images of women's bodies is taking place, institutions are directly or indirectly, making money or, at the very least, not losing any... So where's the economic incentive to defend against the human cost? It is women who pay and culture that suffers. 
― Scarlett Curtis, Feminists Don't Wear Pink (And Other Lies): Amazing Women on What the F-Word Means to Them 

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