Prostitution Abolition News from Australia

     by Joanna Pinkiewicz / Deep Green Resistance Australia Australia has different legislations in regards to prostitution in each state. For example New South Wales has almost full decriminalisation and definitely in favour of brothel owners, less so for individual, who can be charged for “living on the earnings of prostitute” or soliciting for … Continue reading Prostitution Abolition News from Australia

Legal prostitution in Nevada: “It’s like you sign a contract to be raped”

Julie Bindel / The Guardian There is only one place in the US where brothels are legal, and that’s Nevada – a state in which prostitution has been considered a necessary service industry since the days when the place was populated solely by prospecters. There are at least 20 legal brothels in business now. Not … Continue reading Legal prostitution in Nevada: “It’s like you sign a contract to be raped”

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

London, Nov. 30th: By Any Means Necessary

Location: Conway Hall (25 Red Lion Square, WC1R 4RL London, UK) Date: Saturday November 30th Time: 7pm-10pm (doors @ 6:30) Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/27033824321 At this pivotal moment in history, is nonviolent direct action the most effective tactic for bringing about urgent change? Should we continue to expect governments and corporations to listen and act, or has … Continue reading London, Nov. 30th: By Any Means Necessary