CUNY JOURNALISM SCHOOL RECEIVES $20 MILLION DONATION FROM ONLINE AD SERVICE THAT PROMOTES SEX TRAFFICKING -CRAIGSLIST

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Journalism is a noble profession, men and women seeking the truth from politics, to the economy to  world affairs and human rights. A good journalist will see the inequity in any situation and call out wrong doing and criminal activity within governments and societies. Which is why this is so upsetting. On June 11, 2018 the New York Times reported that Craigslist founder Craig Newmark has donated $20 million to CUNY Graduate Journalism School while having it renamed to “Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York”. This is a huge contradiction compared to the backlash that Craigslist has incurred over the years regarding proven accusations of online sex trafficking ads that included a forum for sex buyers to rate and humiliation women and young girls....read more...

The Wrongful Arrest of Human Trafficking Survivors

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It is common knowledge that the human trafficking is a $150 billion industry, at least it should be something everyone is educated on. A large number of women and girls make up a big percentage of those that are victimized, but why are they being re-victimized by the justice system? When a tip comes into Vice about a trafficking ring or a smaller scale trafficking situation the first action that is employed is to arrest the victims. The reasoning behind this method is that it’s the only way to get the girls to safety. It will also give them something they don’t want or need-a record. ...read more...

Why are Children Collateral Damage in Rape Laws?

We always talk about consent and how if there is none then it’s sexual assault or rape. But when we talk about children and consent, that’s where things get tangled and knotted. When a child is labeled as a “Child Prostitute” without even knowing that’s what they are, is there consent there? Children are vulnerable, impressionable and can be naive at times but to suggest that they would consent to being a prostitute or even being raped is absurd. So why are there laws supporting the right for an adult (mostly male) to have sex with a child? The legal age of consent in most states is either 16 or 18 years of age. There are laws on the books in most states that require consent but in Georgia, where the age of consent is 16, if there is no consent it is not deemed rape. This is because the testimony of the victim is not believed without supporting evidence.  A lot of these charges vary with ridiculous exceptions like in Idaho if the female is under 16 any sexual conduct is considered lewd conduct with no consent from the child. ...read more...

The Rise & Fall & Rise again Of Domestic Violence

Everywhere you turn now there is another story of a woman being beaten, raped and assaulted. The latest headline is District Attorney Eric Schneiderman physically abusing 4 women one of whom was the recipient of a open handed slap that left her totally disoriented and fighting to defend herself. The story ends like most, Schneiderman’s actions led to his forced resignation by those around him, including the Governor of New York. So now we have another man in power who has deceived many into thinking he was for feminism, against violence and male domination over the rights of all women. Well, if that’s not an open handed slap to the face leaving us disoriented, I don’t know what is....read more...