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Julie Bindel on Why Fully Decriminalized Prostitution Hurts Women

The full “decriminalization” model for prostitution only exists today in New Zealand. According to British abolitionist, journalist, and author Julie Bindel, “It is the Wild West. If you remove police intervention from pimping, brothel owning, and trafficking, of course that’s what you get.” Bindel joined NCOSE Vice President Lisa Thompson this week to discuss why […]

Julie Bindel Discusses the Harms of Decriminalization

Issue: Prostitution – Bright Light on the Red Light

If Motels Can Be Held Liable for Facilitating Sex Trafficking, Why Can’t Websites?

As reported by the Star Tribune, a motel in California has settled a case brought by Los Angeles City for its alleged role as a hub for sex trafficking activity. Motel 6 has agreed to pay $250,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by Los Angeles that alleged one of the chain’s locations was a base […]

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2017 Dirty Dozen: Backpage.com

Sign the Petition: Tell HBO to Stop Producing The Deuce

Our nation is awash in pornography addictions and sexual violence. Yet, HBO is continuing to promote these themes in exchange for profits. This new show, The Deuce, chronicles the growth of the pornography industry and of prostitution in New York City during the 1970s and ‘80s.  This shift gave rise to a multi-million dollar sexually […]

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2017 Dirty Dozen: HBO

The Deuce Pilot: A Premiere Rife with Graphic Sexual Exploitation

Trigger warning: this article contains descriptions of graphic sexualized exploitation depicted in HBO’s The Deuce pilot episode   HBO’s The Deuce premieres in September, however subscribers were given a pass to watch the pilot early. As suspected, The Deuce, which is set in New York around the boom of the pornography industry in America, is […]

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2017 Dirty Dozen: HBO

STATEMENT: HBO Continues Normalization of Sexual Violence with New Show, The Deuce

Washington, DC – HBO’s forthcoming television series The Deuce continues the premium cable television network’s onslaught of programs that glorify and normalize harmful sexual behaviors, particularly acts of sexual violence. The show’s main themes—the pornography industry and prostitution—tee up its performers for gratuitous pornographic scenes and disturbing, graphic sexual content. Based on the pilot show HBO made available […]

HBO’s The Deuce

Progress Report: Meeting with the U.S. Department of Education, New Campaigns, and More

I have a sign in my office that says simply: “Communicate results.” It’s meant to remind me to tell our supporters the good things we are accomplishing. Yet, things have been happening so fast this year that I find it difficult to honor that command. So, here is a quick update on this last week: […]

2017 Dirty Dozen List – MASTER

Video: Prostitution, Sexual Coercion, and Violence: Why Sexploitation is Nobody’s Job

Video: Prostitution, Sexual Coercion, and Violence: Why Sexploitation is Nobody’s Job   In the age of Game of Thrones and The Girlfriend Experience, everyday Americans are regularly confronted with normalized depictions of prostituted women and men. From Amnesty International and TED Talks calling for full decriminalization of sex trade, there is a concerted effort underway […]

prostitution job poverty

Issue: Prostitution – Bright Light on the Red Light

Summer Seminar: Prostitution, Sexual Coercion, and Violence: Why Sexploitation is Nobody’s Job

In the age of Game of Thrones and The Girlfriend Experience, everyday Americans are regularly confronted with normalized depictions of prostituted women and men. From Amnesty International and TED Talks calling for full decriminalization of sex trade, there is a concerted effort underway to convince the public that prostitution is just another job. However, the […]

prostitution and violence

Events

At the Gym, One Young Woman Is Impacting People’s Views of Prostitution

A young woman’s apparel is impacting people’s views of prostitution. Savanah Lawrence first publicaly wore her T-shirt which reads, “Slavery still exists. . . and its name is prostitution,” while sightseeing in Washington D.C. with her sister. The message on the T-shirt is a quote from the French author and poet Victor Hugo, perhaps best […]

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Issue: Prostitution – Bright Light on the Red Light

Backpage Lied: Sex Trafficking and Prostitution Continue in Full Force on this Website

On January 9, 2017, Backpage.com “blocked” its prostitution advertising in America. Its prostitution advertising pages now greet visitors with the message: “The government has unconstitutionally censored this content.” This change occurred the night before Backpage CEO Carl Ferrer and founders, Michael Lacey and James Larkin, were scheduled to testify to the U.S. Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee […]

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2017 Dirty Dozen: Backpage.com

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