Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Sex in Ancient Greece

In a study of 475 people in prostitution from five countries (South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, USA, and Zambia):62% reported having been raped in prostitution.73% reported having experienced physical assault in prostitution.92% stated that they wanted to escape prostitution immediately.(Melissa Farley, Isin Baral, Merab Kiremire, Ufuk Sezgin, "Prostitution in Five Countries: Violence and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder" (1998) Feminism & Psychology 8 (4): 405-426)




Monday, November 9, 2009

Pop Culture

South Park

Pretty Women


Full-Metal Jacket

Bunny Ranch in Nevada

Music Video

50 Cent P.I.M.P.

Prop. K Could Thrust Prostitutes Into Pop Culture

Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ)

(b)That the accused did so for the purpose of receiving money or other compensation;
(c) That this act was wrongful; and
(d) That, under the circumstances, the conduct of the accused was to the prejudice of good order and discipline in the armed forces or was of a nature to bring discredit upon the armed forces.

Troops Say Proposed UCMJ Change Unfair in Prostitution-Legal Germany

Sailors Formally Charged In Tijuana Prostitute Attack

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Media Coverage

Craigslist Sued For Promoting Prostitution
An Illinois sheriff says the classified ads Web site should stop allowing erotic services ads and reimburse law enforcement agencies for the costs of policing prostitution-related crime. "Advocacy groups confirm the popularity of Craigslist's erotic services," the complaint states. "The Polaris Project, a group against human sexual trafficking, believes Craigslist is now the single largest source of prostitution, including child exploitation, in the country." It also cites another group, Love 146, which reports that Craigslist is used for child prostitution.
The complaint claims that authorities across the country have reported Craigslist's role in facilitating sex trafficking. "In one such instance, the FBI uncovered a sex ring involving child prostitutes in which the pimps 'posted over 2,800 advertisements on Craigslist.org,' " the complaint states. This is not the first time Craigslist has been confronted with such claims. Sheriff Dart says that he has sent five separate letters to Craigslist asking the site to close its erotic services section, to no avail. In March 2008, Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal sent a letter to Craigslist's attorney demanding that Craigslist police its users' postings.

Anti-Prostitution Initiative Taken to D.C. Schools

The scope of the problem is difficult to measure. The D.C. Human Trafficking Task Force, which investigates adult and child prostitution, found 32 cases in the past year of teenage girls being coerced into sex for money by older men. Fewer than a dozen of those cases resulted in full-scale criminal investigations, authorities say.
Anecdotal evidence from police, prosecutors and groups that deal with troubled youths suggests a larger problem in the District. A national study funded by the U.S. Justice Department in 2001 estimated that as many as 300,000 runaways and otherwise homeless youths under 18 were sexually exploited.
That's one reason the Fair Fund has taken its message about trafficking and abusive relationships to District classes for the second school year.
The group typically works in Serbia, Bosnia, Russia and Kenya. But last year it signed an agreement with school officials to go into six high schools: Bell Multicultural, McKinley Tech, Woodson, Coolidge, School Without Walls and Anacostia. The schools were chosen, in part, based on police reports of family and domestic violence in neighborhoods that funnel students to the schools, said Andrea Powell, Fair Fund's executive director. This year, the program is continuing informally.
Powell founded Fair Fund five years ago and has developed a curriculum that warns students about human trafficking. Since November 2007, Powell and three other workers have reached 820 students, trained dozens of teachers and received 56 notes from students, many of them anonymous, seeking help. Some said they were raped by their fathers or know of teenagers involved in prostitution. A few said they were homeless.
Police and advocates say some juveniles trade sex for a place to stay or food.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Pathfinder International

The Pathfinder Advocacy programs are there to protect sex workers from around the world. There are different aspects of the groups goals in whatever region they are in. Their main concern is to educate the workers in HIV/AIDS programs and trying to reduce the numbers of cases. The United States has a program called “anti-prostitution loyalty oath.” Any country receiving any assistance to stop HIV/AIDs needs to go by the U.S.'s program or lose funding to help their country. The country has to pledge they oppose prostiution ans sex trafficking. Any activist who support or promost the legalalization of prostitution have to be arrested. Some countries try to help out their sex workers and give them a better life. For example in Brazil prostitution isn't illegal, but didn't want to follow the anti-porostitution loyalty oath. They turned down $40 million in US Funds because they believed empowering sex workers to advocate for their rights and protect their health. US policy would have required the Brazilian government to alter an approach that has resulted in projected HIV infection rates dropping by half from 1992 to 2002. Organizations that sign the oath are forced to refrain from some of the most effective HIV prevention strategies with sex workers, for fear that the government will view the outreach as “pro-prostitution.” Many experts are concerned that criminalization pushes prostitution further underground, allowing for increased abuse and less opportunity for sex workers to seek legal recourse when their rights are violated.


Friday, September 11, 2009

There is a big problem around the world with women prostitution and it seems that it will never go away. Some countries try hard and inforce the laws, some countries look the other way, and some countries have actually legalized prostitution with rules. Some people might think prostitution should be legalized and some others think it should be illegal. There is only a small percentage of women that go into prostitution because they want to make easy money. Many other women are trafficked across the countries and forced to work in prostitution rings.

Many women are lied to in thinking they are going to waitress, model, or work as a secretary in other countries not realizing what they are getting into and are caught off guard

Women from Nepal

Prostitution legal and regulated
Prostitution (the exchange of sex for money) legal, but organised activities such as brothels and pimping are illegal, prostitution is not regulated
Prostitution illegal
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