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Issue: Prostitution – Bright Light on the Red Light

PODCAST: What is the Global Supply Chain of Sexploitation?

Ep. 35 Lisa Thompson analyzes the supply chain of commercial sexual exploitation Entities such as strip clubs, massage parlors, brothels, and pornography production companies exist around the world and are commonly referred to using innocuous terms such as “sex trade,” “sex sector,” and “commercial sex industry.” However, what these entities really constitute is a global […]

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Pimp Files Legal Argument Against Sex Trafficking Survivor

A Lawsuit By a Sex Trafficking Survivor Against Legal Brothels Draws Pimp’s Ire Lance Gilman, a legal brothel owner and pimp in Nevada, has filed a “Motion to Intervene as Defendants” in the lawsuit which seeks to end legal brothels in the state of Nevada. This lawsuit was initiated by Rebekah Charleston, a survivor of […]

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Sexual Exploitation Survivors, Advocates Call on NFL to Banish Robert Kraft from Team Ownership

Survivors of sexual exploitation are appealing to the National Football League (NFL), following the arrest of Patriot’s owner, Robert Kraft, for allegedly purchasing women at an illicit massage parlor/spa in Florida last month. In advance of the NFLs Annual League Meeting taking place March 24-27 in Phoenix, Arizona, 19 survivors and/or survivor-led organizations, along with […]

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Don’t pass this ‘pimp protection act’

The following is an excerpt of an article written by Laila Mickelwait and published by the New York Post State Sens. Jessica Ramos, Julia Salazar and Brad Hoylman, along with ­Assemblyman Richard Gottfried, announced last week that they are crafting a bill to “fully decriminalize” what they call “sex work” in the Empire State. Their agenda […]

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Will Nevada’s Female-Led Legislature Choose to Reform Its Legal System of Sexual Exploitation?

The following is an op-ed originally published by CarsonNow.org It’s big news: female lawmakers now hold 32 of the Nevada state legislature’s 63 seats. Thus, Nevada has the distinction of being the first state in the country to seat a female majority to its legislative assembly. But, that this momentous occasion has transpired first in […]

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The Robert Kraft story the news is ignoring…

Men like Robert Kraft are the reason prostitution and sex trafficking exist. The owner of New England Patriots, and recent Super Bowl champion, is being charged with two counts of soliciting prostitution. The charge, which only classifies as a misdemeanor, will likely amount to nothing more than a slap on the wrist for Kraft. But […]

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How Snapchat Was Used to Groom and Sell a 17-Year-Old Sex Trafficking Victim

Devin Ashford was charged in Lincoln, Nebraska for sex trafficking of a minor and possession of child pornography. Devin Ashford was arrested for sex trafficking a 17-year-old girl, after the young woman he exploited was able to call her mother for help. This launched a police investigation, and one month later police got search warrants for […]

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An Inside Look at Men Who Buy People for Sex

Most of the research conducted about prostitution and sex trafficking has been done on the supply side (i.e., the prostituted persons), while relatively little has been done to examine the demand side, (i.e., the individuals who have previously or who currently purchase people for sex). Recently, however, Demand Abolition conducted extensive research and analysis on […]

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Podcast: How Do Strip Clubs and the Military Relate to Sex Trafficking?

Ep. 31 Dan O’Bryant addresses the way strip clubs feed sexual exploitation Strip clubs are often seen as a harmless form of entertainment for men. While they are certainly everywhere from the sides of interstates to the heart of our nation’s capital, and pull patrons from all walks of life, some of strip club’s most […]

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