sex trafficking

Teenage Girls Keep Disappearing In The Bronx As They’re Written Off As Runaways

It’s easy to shrug off underserved teenage girls who disappear.

Karen Fratti | July 1, 2016 - 4:23 pm

This Anti-Sex Trafficking App Needs Your Hotel Photos To Fight The Problem

It’d almost be a crime not to download this.

Karen Fratti | June 27, 2016 - 11:01 am

Amnesty International Votes In Favor Of Decriminalizing Sex Work

Today, Amnesty International voted in favor of decriminalizing sex work, recommending that the group adopt a policy to protect the human rights of sex workers.
The resolution recommends that Amnesty International develop…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 11, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Queer Up Your Comic Con Experience!

San Diego Comic Con has some fabulous queer events; girls in juvenile prisons have tremendous rates of past sexual abuse; a man drugged his girlfriend so he could keep playing…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | July 9, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Vermont Lawmaker/Farm Pimp Charged With Sexual Assault

Well this is not something you see everyday! Vermont State Senator Norman McAllister (R-The Sex Farm), one of the most outspoken conservatives in Vermont’s legislature, pleaded not guilty on Friday…

Robyn Pennacchia | May 8, 2015 - 3:30 pm

The Soapbox: What TIME Gets All Wrong About “Pretty Woman,” Prostitution & Sex Trafficking

A journalist from contacted me yesterday for a quote that ultimately appeared in an article that irresponsibly conflates sex work and sex trafficking. In recognition of the 25th anniversary…

Melissa Petro | March 25, 2015 - 3:00 pm

Mike Brown’s Family Will File A Civil Suit Against The City Of Ferguson

Ferguson shooting victim Mike Brown’s family will be filing a civil suit against the City of Ferguson and Officer Darren Wilson.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 5, 2015 - 6:03 pm

Pat Robertson: Women’s “Fifty Shades” Boiling-Oil Fantasies Are Promoting Sex Trafficking

Over the weekend, “The 700 Club” played a clip of an interview with Christian anti-sex trafficking activist Benjamin Nolot, speaking at Pat Robertson’s Regent University, who claimed that “Fifty Shades…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 23, 2015 - 5:30 pm

PurrVerse: Adult Sex Workers Are Arrested When We “Think Of The Children”

I woke up one morning last week to my Twitter in an uproar. That’s reasonably common in my world, as many of the people I follow are marginalized and there’s…

Kitty Stryker | July 14, 2014 - 2:00 pm

PurrVerse: The NYPD Now Limits Using Condoms As Evidence Of Sex Work — But This Issue Is Far From Over

The NYPD has finally agreed to ban the confiscation condoms as evidence from people they suspect of being sex workers. With similar measures having been fought for and won in…

Kitty Stryker | May 15, 2014 - 12:00 pm

How One Suburban Woman Almost Became The Victim Of Sex Trafficking

When most of us think about the victims of sex trafficking, rarely does an image of a suburban professional woman come to mind. Many imagine that it’s a crime mainly affecting…

The Stir | March 1, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Super Bowl Sunday Means A Whole Lot Of Human Trafficking, And It’s Our Job To Stay Aware

Super Bowl Sunday is famous for more than just football. This time of year sees a spike in human trafficking, and a spike in awareness to go with it. Trafficking…

Claire Hannum | January 31, 2014 - 10:30 am
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