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Pornography as Trafficking


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Title: Pornography as Trafficking
Publication: Michigan Journal of International Law
Author: Catharine A. MacKinnon
Date: 03/14/2005

This talk was given at the conference entitled “Pornography: Driving the Demand in International Sex Trafficking,” co-sponsored by Captive Daughters and the International Human Rights Law Institute of DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois. SUMMARY In material reality, pornography is one way women and children are trafficked for sex. … Finally, building on these distinctions, to distinguish […]

Comparing Sex Buyers with Men Who Don’t Buy Sex: “You can have a good time with the servitude” vs. “You’re supporting a system of degradation”


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Title: Comparing Sex Buyers with Men Who Don’t Buy Sex: “You can have a good time with the servitude” vs. “You’re supporting a system of degradation”
Publication: Prostitution Research & Education
Author: Melissa Farley, Emily Schuckman, Jacqueline M. Golding, Kristen Houser, Laura Jarrett, Peter Qualliotine, Michele Decker
Date: 07/15/2011

SUMMARY OF FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS This study compared 101 men who buy sex with 100 men who did not buy sex. The men who participated in this study were matched in terms of age, ethnicity, and education level. Most had a wife or girlfriend at the time of the study. Sex buyers had many more […]

A Legislative Framework For Combating Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking


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Title: A Legislative Framework For Combating Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking
Publication: Regent University Law Review (Vol 23, No 2)
Author: Linda Smith, Samantha Healy Vardaman
Date:

Domestic minor sex trafficking is the commercial sexual exploitation of America’s children through prostitution, pornography, and sexual performance within U.S. borders. “It is the ‘recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act’ whe[n] the person is … under the age of [eighteen] years.” When considering the crime […]

The Internet Pornography Pandemic: “The Largest Unregulated Social Experiment in Human History” (RESEARCH)


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Title: The Internet Pornography Pandemic: "The Largest Unregulated Social Experiment in Human History"
Publication: Christian Apologetics Journal
Author: Donna Rice Hughes
Date: 04/20/2014

Technology is revolutionizing our lives and providing access to a wide range of valuable services. The Internet has become a powerful educational and communications tool, placing vast new worlds of knowledge in the palm of our hand. Today’s youth have fully integrated the Internet into their daily lives, using technology as a powerful platform for education, […]

Men and Boys in Sex Trafficking Overlooked

Posted on April 11, 2015, in Men, Prostitution, Research, Sex Trafficking

Publication Information

Title: Men and Boys in Sex Trafficking Overlooked
Publication: National Center on Sexual Exploitation
Author: Many
Date: 04/11/2015

Key points from three different resources: http://jjie.org/trafficked-boys-overlooked-underrepresented/ Males remain a largely invisible population within the dialogue on sex trafficking. According to a 2008 study by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, in fact, boys comprised about 50 percent of sexually exploited children in a sample study done in New York, with most being domestic […]

In Torrent of Rapes in Britain, an Uncomfortable Focus on Race and Ethnicity


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Title: In Torrent of Rapes in Britain, an Uncomfortable Focus on Race and Ethnicity
Publication: The New York Times
Author: Katrin Bennhold
Date: 11/01/2014

ROCHDALE, England — Shabir Ahmed, a delivery driver for two takeout places, did not have to go looking for young girls. Runaways and rebellious teenagers would show up at the restaurants, often hungry and cold. He slipped them free drinks and chicken tikka masala. “Call me Daddy,” he would say. But soon, Mr. Ahmed, a […]

The post-porn wave: why some young people are shunning videos of misogynistic sex


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Title: The post-porn wave: why some young people are shunning videos of misogynistic sex
Publication: The Independent
Author: Janey Stephenson
Date: 10/28/2014

There is concern in the UK over young people’s access to pornography: some want to block it, some want to see more vigilant age restrictions. Either way, the relationship that teenagers have with porn is rarely discussed with the nuance and patience it deserves. Today’s twenty-somethings are our lab rats: the first generation to go through puberty […]

Sex-trafficking survivor (Salt Lake Tribune)

Posted on October 30, 2014, in News, Personal Experiences, Prostitution, Sex Trafficking, Societal, Women

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Title: Sex-trafficking survivor: ‘God put the best Mormons in my path for me to change’
Publication: The Salt Lake Tribune
Author: Peggy Fletcher Stack
Date: 10/28/2014

Three weeks ago, Laurin Crosson got word that yet another “client” had slit the throat of yet another sex-trafficked woman. Crosson — who spent two decades in that dark, violent world — has seen the scenario painfully play out over and over. The No. 1 cause of death for women in the sex trade is […]

Analysis of Human Trafficking Cases in Rhode Island, 2009-2013 (RESEARCH)

Posted on October 23, 2014, in Research, Sex Trafficking

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Title: Analysis of Human Trafficking Cases in Rhode Island, 2009-2013 (RESEARCH)
Publication: Gender and Women’s Studies Program, University of Rhode Island
Author: Donna M. Hughes*, Rachel Dunham, Faith Skodmin, Lucy Tillman and Jessica Wainfor
Date: 10/11/2014

ABSTRACT OF PRESENTATION OF RESEARCH: Present an analysis of seven state and federal cases of human trafficking, including forced labor and sex trafficking, in Rhode Island from 2009 until 2013. In 2009, Rhode Island passed a comprehensive human trafficking law. Since then there have been six cases of sex trafficking and one case of forced labor. Sources for […]

Online Prostitution and Trafficking

Posted on October 2, 2014, in Internet, Prostitution, Research, Sex Trafficking

Publication Information

Title: Online Prostitution and Trafficking
Publication: Albany Law Review, Vol. 77.3
Author: Melissa Farley, Kenneth Franzblau, and M. Alexis Kennedy
Date: 10/02/2014

The use of Internet technologies to traffic women and children to prostitution will be described in this article. We will summarize the history of online trafficking and the remarkably effective use of the Internet for advertising prostitution locally, regionally, and internationally beginning with the development of social networking sites, discussion forums, message boards and online […]