Posts tagged "sex trafficking"

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 a…

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

Why Are Women Hiding Spoons In Their Underwear?

Women’s rights charities in the UK are warning women and girls who are being trafficked into forced marriages to hide spoons inside their underwear at airports to set off metal…

Jessica Wakeman | August 16, 2013 - 5:30 pm

Sex Trafficking Ring Busted In New Jersey

It is easy to think of sex trafficking as something that only happens far off in Asia or in the movie Taken. But human trafficking happens in America as well.

Mary Odell | July 21, 2013 - 2:00 pm

RIP Society: 23-Year-Old Model Met Man Over Instagram, Forced Into Prostitution

The Internet can be a dangerous place and it seems that adults are now in need of the same Internet safety classes as children these days. Take one Floridian model…

Daley Quinn | July 18, 2013 - 10:20 am

Could Turkey Get A Brothel Filled With Men?!

A brothel filled with men for female customers? We’re listening … It turns out the call comes from an anti-poverty group in Turkey demanding that legal, state-run brothels practice gender…

Jessica Wakeman | May 14, 2013 - 9:30 am

President Demands Gov’t Contractors Beef Up Prevention Of Human Trafficking

President Obama issued an executive order today which will compel government contractors to assure they are not contributing to human trafficking, including sex trafficking, in the course of their…

Jessica Wakeman | September 25, 2012 - 5:45 pm

Pimp’s List Of 10 Rules Is The Most Depressing Thing Ever

Not that I was under any illusions that pimps were good people as a general demographic, but this just makes me want to take a bath after reading it. On…

Jessica Wakeman | August 16, 2012 - 9:40 am

Teen Girls Sue Over Sexual Exploitation

Three teen girls in Washington state are suing sex website for profitting off underage sexual exploitation. One 15-year-old girl and two 13-year-old girls filed a lawsuit on Friday,…

Jessica Wakeman | July 30, 2012 - 5:20 pm

15-Year-Old Girls Charged With Running A Prostitution Ring

Well, this is sad/infuriating: Two 15-year-old girls in Ottawa, Canada, have been charged with human trafficking after they forced several other underage girls into prostitution. The victims were between the…

Julie Gerstein | June 12, 2012 - 1:20 pm

A Sex Video That Will Surprise You

Human trafficking is the number two most lucrative illegal industry — behind drug trafficking — in the world. Because of its clandestine nature it’s difficult to gauge the extent of…

Julie Gerstein | May 16, 2012 - 5:00 pm

Yet Another Radio Station Is Giving Away A Mail Order Bride As A Prize

Watch out, the stupidity is spreading from Down Under: Just like a New Zealand radio station did earlier this year, Canada’s 100.3 FM is hosting a “win a wife” contest.

Jessica Wakeman | September 7, 2011 - 3:40 pm