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The Myth of Super Bowl Sex Trafficking Obscures Real Issues #sexwork

The Myth of Super Bowl Sex Trafficking Obscures Real Issues #sexwork | Sex Work | Scoop.it
With no evidence of a Big Game-related spike, the crackdown on trafficked humans more often than not targets sex workers and consenting adults.
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Anti-trafficking campaigns, sex workers and the roots of damage

Anti-trafficking campaigns, sex workers and the roots of damage | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Anti-trafficking campaigns have their roots in 19th-century efforts to ‘save’ white women from ‘white slavery.’ Contemporary strategies broaden the stigmatisation and criminalisation, impacting a range of vulnerable communities.
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Senate Attorney General Confirmation Deal Jeopardizes Free Speech Online | Center for Democracy & Technology

Senate Attorney General Confirmation Deal Jeopardizes Free Speech Online | Center for Democracy & Technology | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Today, the Senate is set to vote on the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act (JVTA), the bill that last month turned into a partisan battleground over federal funding for abortion and a roadblock to the confirmation of Loretta Lynch as Attorney General. There’s been extensive media coverage of the Congressional logjam, and yesterday there was news that an agreement has been reached to move both issues forward.

Unfortunately, part of the deal to move the bill forward appears to include a version of the SAVE Act which will amend existing federal anti-trafficking law in vague ways that will be used to prosecute online content hosts for third-party content.  This bill, Amendment 273 to the JVTA, closely parallels a version of the SAVE Act that passed the House in January. Almost a year ago, we wrote about the threat that

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This Tech Startup Is Helping the Cops Track Sex Workers Online

This Tech Startup Is Helping the Cops Track Sex Workers Online | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Rescue Forensics claims it can scrape "massive quantities of data" from online escort ads and give that information to law enforcement, but advocates for sex workers say that such a service doesn't help anyone.
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More people jumping in to profit by "saving" ~ this time with tech that is dangerous to sex workers and others.

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The American Rescue Industry: Toward an Anti-Trafficking Paramilitary

The American Rescue Industry: Toward an Anti-Trafficking Paramilitary | Sex Work | Scoop.it
An investigation into US anti-trafficking organizations shows they are focused on intervening in women's lives without regard to their needs.
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Sex Workers WANT to Stop Trafficking - YouTube

Sex workers and advocates for sex workers say why it's important to include them, and their clients, in the fight against sex trafficking. They ARE part of t...
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The GOP’s Sex Trafficking Shell Game: How Laws Against ‘Sex Trafficking’ End Up Hurting Women

The GOP’s Sex Trafficking Shell Game: How Laws Against ‘Sex Trafficking’ End Up Hurting Women | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Republicans are insisting on tacking anti-abortion language onto an anti-sex-trafficking bill—and it’s just their latest effort to exploit the issue to fight “sexual immorality.”
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Gaynor Johansen's comment, March 29, 2015 5:56 PM
I think that the article brings up some good points. The sex trafficking victims, voluntary or not, should be protected and helped. Government funding is probably the only way they would be able to get any programs for that so not allowing government funding would hurt the people that were victimized.
Gaynor Johansen's comment, March 29, 2015 5:56 PM
I think that the article brings up some good points. The sex trafficking victims, voluntary or not, should be protected and helped. Government funding is probably the only way they would be able to get any programs for that so not allowing government funding would hurt the people that were victimized.
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Support Tara Burns creating Public Records On Sex Work and Sex Trafficking

Support Tara Burns creating Public Records On Sex Work and Sex Trafficking | Sex Work | Scoop.it

I'm Tara Burns, a writer, researcher, and former sex worker.  I just finished a huge research project on the human rights impacts of Alaska's prostitution and sex trafficking policy as part of my MA in Social Justice at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.  ...I want to do all the rest of the states

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The Sex Trafficking White Slave Trade Stories Never End (Or, The Same Approach After All These Years)

The Sex Trafficking White Slave Trade Stories Never End (Or, The Same Approach After All These Years) | Sex Work | Scoop.it
In January, National Trafficking Awareness Month prompted me to hunt for one of the many books in my sex work history collection which would illustrate that it's the same old story ~ and worse, the...
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Otherwise known as The Sex Trafficking White Slave Trade Stories Never End (Or, The Same Approach After All These Years); history, repeating itself, culture, news...

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Comparing a 70's pulp to today...

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Prostitution: Fact & Fiction

Prostitution: Fact & Fiction | Sex Work | Scoop.it

The following is taken from a press release received today from the English Collective of Prostitutes. Increasingly, sex workers are being presented as victims who have no control over their lives, and thus the state is urged to step in and “rescue” them – which in practise, means arresting them and preventing them working, publishing their photos in the press to shame them, and deporting them if they are illegal immigrants.

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An Overview of U.S. Efforts to Combat Demand For Prostitution and Trafficking Sex

An Overview of U.S. Efforts to Combat Demand For Prostitution and Trafficking Sex | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Tue, Feb 24, 2015


Most law enforcement operations enforcing prostitution laws are driven by community complaints, and by the role of commercial sex in generating numerous felonies such as aggravated assault, sex and drug trafficking, and negatively impacting neighborhood quality of life. Police in over 1,100 U.S. cities and counties have conducted either street-level or web-based sting operations targeting men buying sex, and courts apply a wide range of criminal and civil penalties to those arrested – including auto seizure, community service, john schools, “dear john” letters, SOAP orders, and driver’s license suspension.

This webinar provides an overview of the 12 major tactics used to combat demand for commercial sex, and an introduction to a website containing resources offering operational information and pragmatic guidance about implementing these tactics.

Attendance is strictly limited to the first 500 who register.

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WH IS PROSTITUTION NOT PROSTITUTION WNEN ITS GIFTED TO CERTAIN POLITICAL OFFICIALS! 

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GAATW’s Annual Publication Explores the Ultimate Costs of the Anti-trafficking Industry | Global Network of Sex Work Projects

GAATW’s Annual Publication Explores the Ultimate Costs of the Anti-trafficking Industry | Global Network of Sex Work Projects | Sex Work | Scoop.it
The Global Alliance Against Trafficking in Women (GAATW) recently released its annual peer reviewed publication, the Anti-Trafficking Review, at Bangkok, Thailand’s Foreign Correspondent’s Club. The theme of the 2014 Anti-Trafficking Review is “Following the Money: Spending on Anti-Trafficking”.
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Eden Was a Scary Movie About Sex-Trafficking Based on a True Story—Or Was It?

Eden Was a Scary Movie About Sex-Trafficking Based on a True Story—Or Was It? | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Eden Was a Scary Movie About Sex-Trafficking Based on a True Story—Or Was It? - What does art that claims to be "based on a true story" owe its audience? When the "true" part gets called into question, and the art-makers go silent, what are we supposed to think? - Feature stories on Seattle News, Politics, Arts and Culture. The Stranger covers Seattle and National News with a voice you can't find anywhere else.
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Knowing the difference between sex-trafficking & sex-work – A survivor speaks

Knowing the difference between sex-trafficking & sex-work – A survivor speaks | Sex Work | Scoop.it

(WNN) London, UK, WESTERN EUROPE: When Ruth Jacobs had a chance to sit and interview Ms. Jes Richardson, a former sex worker, sex-trafficking survivor and sex worker rights activist, what Jacobs came away with was a unique unforgettable inside look at an industry where the definition of ‘exploitation’ needs to be carefully considered and defined, especially by those abolitionists working to stop human trafficking worldwide.

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People should know the facts before they open their mouths to speak,

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Only a minority of UK sex workers have been trafficked

Only a minority of UK sex workers have been trafficked | Sex Work | Scoop.it
The moral panic on the supposed prevalence of trafficking in the global sex industry rests on a lie: that the majority of sex workers are trafficked. In fact, the opposite is true.
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Cambodian sex slave story revealed as a lie | Vancouver Sun

Cambodian sex slave story revealed as a lie | Vancouver Sun | Sex Work | Scoop.it
The Cambodia Daily's Simon Mark and Phorn Bopha have done some very good reporting on Somaly Mam and her foundation.

Via Morgane Merteuil
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Another fake uncovered. People are milking and bilking the horrors of trafficking for money.

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