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WANT THE TRUTH ABOUT HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION?
Written by Norma Jean Almodovar
Friday, 09 September 2011 11:47
It is our goal to bring you all the important information which disproves the lies told by the government and the prohibitionists regarding human trafficking and child sexual exploitation, and you can start with the links provided in the "Latest News" and also by clicking on the links below: If you know of other sources and want us to add them, please feel free to contact the webmistress at normajeanalmodovar [at] gmail.com
What happens to the women and juveniles who are arrested for prostitution "for their own good"? Because of course we know that it works to traumatize victims by putting them in jail/prison where they are likely to be raped by guards (not to mention the cops who offer to NOT arrest them in exchange for some free samples....)
Here is what actually happens when 'victims' are incarcerated: "Sexual abuse in prison is distressingly common: the Justice Department estimated that more than 217,000 prisoners, including at least 17,000 juveniles, were raped or sexually abused in America in 2008. A total of 12% of juvenile detainees... surveyed between 2008 and 2009 reported being forced into sex. And that is the number of people, not incidents; most victims are abused more than once.More inmates reported being abused by staff than by other inmates. Sex between guards and inmates is illegal in all 50 states." The Economist, May 5, 2011
These days, there are unfortunately many blatantly false and misleading articles, opinions and stories about the GREAT MORAL PANIC: Human Trafficking which conflate sex work with sex slavery, and disallow the voices of sex workers in the discussion of these issues which impact their lives. Although Human trafficking covers a multitude of forced labor, for most people, it means "sex trafficking." As Susan Cohen says in the The Guttmacher Report on Public Policy -February 2005, Volume 8, Number 1 - "Sex trafficking is one component of the broader problem of trafficking in persons—an internationally recognized human rights violation and a crime in the United States. It would appear, however, that from the perspective of many social conservatives both inside and outside the Bush administration, human trafficking is problematic largely to the extent it involves trafficking for sex. And since these advocates view sex trafficking and prostitution as inextricably linked, if not for all intents and purposes identical, the U.S. government's global antitrafficking program in many ways has come to resemble a global campaign against prostitution."
Just as they did a year ago with craigslist, a bunch of politically grandstanding States Attorneys General- cheered on by an overbearing, vociferous gaggle of anti- prostitution zealots and their sycophants from the far left and the far right- got together and wrote a letter to the owners of backpage.com, demanding that the adult ads on their classified website be shut down “to stop sex trafficking.” Despite the fact that they don’t have a constitutional leg to stand on, these blowhards decided they must force the closure of the adult ads section in this and any other online adult ad classified advertising site.
Should Prostitution be Legalized? John Stossel Fox Business News
Written by Norma Jean Almodovar
Friday, 05 March 2010 13:19
"PROHIBITIONS- PROSTITUTION" From the John Stossel Show (Fox Business News March 4, 2010) (Thanks, John, for being so rational and more interested in individual liberty than the government enforcement of other people's moral values on those of us who do not subscribe to those values)
Last Updated on Thursday, 01 April 2010 16:56
SEX WORKERS WEBSITES AND VIDEOS- OUR LIVES FROM OUR PERSPECTIVE
You think sex workers want to be 'rescued' and taught to sew, so that they can become trafficked victims into sweatshops, making clothes for politically correct Americans who think they are doing a good thing by forcing sex workers out of their jobs and into a life of drudgery in a clothing manufacturing factory? Right! No matter how good it makes those politically correct women feel about themselves, they need to realize that prostitution is a job and that women who do this work have a right to remain in their job if that is what they choose. "Women in Newport Beach, Huntington Beach and elsewhere in Orange County now promote IPP's mission by hosting so-called "PUNJAMMY Parties" at their homes — all for a good cause, freeing women from the international sex trade." Why not ask the sex workers from Durbar Mahila Samannwaya Committee (DMSC) and APNSW (Asia Pacific Network of Sex Work projects) how they feel about being 'rescued' and forced to make these "punjammies" so that these American women can feel like they have done something positive?