Prostitution Legislation Must Include Women in the Porn Industry

Featured image: From left to right: Cherie Jiminez, Per-Anders Sunesson, Gail Dines, Julie Bindel, Clara Berglund. By Gail Dines/Facebook)      by Susan Cox / Feminist Current I remember when I was first struck by the question: If prostitution is against the law in the US, why isn’t porn? A friend of mine was telling me … Continue reading Prostitution Legislation Must Include Women in the Porn Industry

Women cannot be afforded human status in a world where prostitution exists

I’m not telling my story in search of pity; none of us want your pity. I tell it as testimony to the bare truth of what prostitution is, the truth that every day is drenched in lies. I’m telling this truth not for myself but for all the women who are still suffering and all … Continue reading Women cannot be afforded human status in a world where prostitution exists

Amnesty International and Emily Bazelon whitewash prostitution, leaving Indigenous women and girls to deal with the consequences

By Cherry Smiley / Feminist Current The full decriminalization of prostitution has received considerable mainstream media attention of late: On May 5, the New York Times published an article by Emily Bazelon called, “Should Prostitution be a Crime?” and on May 26, Amnesty International formally adopted a position in favour of the total decriminalization of prostitution. Neither … Continue reading Amnesty International and Emily Bazelon whitewash prostitution, leaving Indigenous women and girls to deal with the consequences

Men’s Rights Activists Gather in Support of Prostitution

Featured image: Men’s rights activists, known for their strong defense of women’s autonomy and freedom, at a pro-prostitution rally. By Jonah Mix / Gender Detective As the discussion grows around prostitution law in Canada, New Zealand, Germany, and other nations, a common defense of the sex industry keeps coming up – the idea that laws against … Continue reading Men’s Rights Activists Gather in Support of Prostitution

Chris Hedges interviews Rachel Moran about prostitution, violence, & men who buy sex

By Meghan Murphy / Feminist Current On Tuesday’s episode of teleSUR’s Days of Revolt, host, Chris Hedges, speaks with author and activist, Rachel Moran, about her book, Paid For: My Journey Through Prostitution, and the myths perpetuated about sex industry. Early in the interview, Hedges brings up the issue of violence, calling it an “endemic … Continue reading Chris Hedges interviews Rachel Moran about prostitution, violence, & men who buy sex

Jonah Mix: On Prostitution, the Left has Taken a Right-Wing Turn

Last week, Amnesty International moved from being a human rights organization to a men’s rights organization. Delegates from around the world met in Dublin over the weekend at the biennial International Council Meeting to vote on a policy of what they called “decriminalizing sex work.” This terminology is deceitful; what Amnesty International actually voted on … Continue reading Jonah Mix: On Prostitution, the Left has Taken a Right-Wing Turn

Sex Trafficking and Prostitution – Deep Green Resistance Seattle

Seattle is a hub of the sex trade. Authorities estimate 300 to 500 people are victims of human trafficking in the Northwest every year — mostly women forced to work as prostitutes. This video shows some progressive efforts being taken to criminalize the buying of sex (which we believe is economically-coercive rape). Deep Green Resistance … Continue reading Sex Trafficking and Prostitution – Deep Green Resistance Seattle

Robert Jensen on Millennial Men, Climate Change, and the Increasing Need for Radical Politics

Zoë Goodall interviews Robert Jensen about his most-recent book, “The End of Patriarchy: Radical Feminism for Men.” by Zoë Goodall / Feminist Current This month, I had the fantastic opportunity to speak to Robert Jensen while he was in Australia to launch his new book, The End of Patriarchy: Radical Feminism for Men (2017, Spinifex Press). As a … Continue reading Robert Jensen on Millennial Men, Climate Change, and the Increasing Need for Radical Politics

Advocating for the Nordic Model

Advocating for the Nordic Model is important work to change the culture of violence and exploitation of women. Here is a quote from Sabrinna Valisce, sex trade survivor and former volunteer activist for the NZPC (New Zealand Prostitutes’ Collective), who eloquently explains why she is now a Nordic Model advocate: I worked pre- and post-law … Continue reading Advocating for the Nordic Model

Liberation or liberalism? Women, it’s time to choose!

by Renée Gerlich A New Zealand Prostitutes Collective (NZPC) spokesperson has instigated an online pact against yours truly. That might flatter me, if it weren’t so effective. It’s titled “Against Human Rights” – appropriately, since it exists specifically to help negate an individual woman’s rights to further education, a voice, and a livelihood. The pact (below) misrepresents my concerns about women‘s safety and the … Continue reading Liberation or liberalism? Women, it’s time to choose!