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Melinda Tankard Reist is a Canberra author, speaker, commentator, blogger, and advocate for women and girls.

Abusive Men Make the Choice for Prostituted Women

Excerpt from Prostitution Narratives pages 82 to 83: I was a prostitute for three years. No one actually forced me physically into prostitution, but I also didn’t choose to grow up in a family with a drunken and violent stepfather. I didn’t choose to be sexually molested when I was 10 years old by a … Continue reading Abusive Men Make the Choice for Prostituted Women

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