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Prostitution


Is “sex worker” a legitimate phrase?

Mary Rose Somarriba | 17 February 2014 | FEATURES |
tags: prostitution
Most women working as prostitutes did not freely choose to do so. It's not a profession but an oppression.


Being and Being Bought

Pauline Cooper-Ioelu | 17 February 2014 | FEATURES |
tags: book reviews, feminism, prostitution, surrogacy
A new feminist book sees both prostitution and surrogacy as anti-woman.


The culture behind the Cartagena scandal

Carolyn Moynihan | 27 April 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: prostitution, trafficking, US foreign relations
Does the US Secret Service have an attitude problem? If so, where did it come from?


Enslavement of children, right under our noses

Carolyn Moynihan | 02 February 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: child abuse, prostitution, slavery
Human trafficking is on the rise and in the US, roughly half the victims are children. Where's the big campaign to stop this?


Who’s next for liberation in France?

Carolyn Moynihan | 14 April 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: face veils, France, prostitution
In a week when a ban on Muslim face veils came into effect in France, a group of MPs there have called for a rethink of laws on prostitution.


The real harms of prostitution

Melissa Farley | 19 October 2010 | FEATURES |
tags: prostitution, trafficking
Why would we legalise what women who have experienced it call 'paid rape' and voluntary slavery'?


Soccer fans patronise museums, not madams

Carolyn Moynihan | 14 July 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: prostitution, South Africa, World Cup
What has football done to deserve its reputation for attracting thousands of prostitutes to its major fixtures? A report from CNN says the sex trade in South Africa actually slumped during the World Cup -- but tens of thousands of visitors surged through art galleries and museums.


World’s oldest profession: Embrace it or banish it?

Barbara Lilley | 30 October 2009 | FEATURES |
tags: prostitution, self-control, sexualisation of children
Should prostitution be legal and supported by society or banished for good?


Do the right thing

Sheila Liaugminas | 19 September 2009 | SHEILA REPORTS |
tags: prostitution, sex-trafficking
Our moral compass appears to be broken. The latest evidence of the breakdown is the ACORN scandal that erupted last week.


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