Women Are At The Center Of It All

This is really shaping up to be the year of the woman or possibly the decade. Women’s voices have been amplified more than ever, commanding attention and not asking for permission. Anger, rage and unapologetic emotion have lined social media and pop culture. It’s a whiplash frenzy of female voices screaming for rights, existence and the end of the patriarchy. The boiled over pot has been on the stove way too long and the scorching heat needs a place to cool before it consumes the whole kitchen. Decades long of women fighting for everything under the sun always getting push back from the male establishment who don’t consider women to really be a part of society, just something to make them feel good once in a while. Well, those days are long gone....read more...

Sex Work Over Sex Trafficking

So there is a lot of misinformation, confusion and fake news if you will when it comes to sex work and sex trafficking. The 2 sides have been at each other’s throats for a long time and the war hasn’t ended. Much research is being done in universities and by psychologists who want to break into the field of supporting those who they feel have a right to making money in this way while diminishing the fact that more women are trafficked than those that engage in sex work. This has caused a myriad of mudslinging, name calling and out and out screaming matches. It also pits real survivors of sex trafficking against basically, everyone. This type of research suggests that there is no such thing as sex trafficking and that all women and girls are going into it willingly and why do we need all this legislation to stop it when no one is being trafficked? It’s dangerous research that needs to be put into context....read more...

CSW & March Madness

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It’s that time of year again, the 62nd annual Commission on the Status of Women. A month long event of global women leaders, NGOs, Non Profits and delegations coming together to talk about how we can basically come up with sustainable solutions for women and girls all over the world. Discussions range from poverty and education to ending all forms of violence against women and girls, which is what sustainable goal 5.2 claims to do. CSW is the red carpet of the humanitarian world....read more...

Weapons, Drugs & Forced Prostitution

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The three things that bring the most devastation to our families, our children and our society are weapons, drugs and forced prostitution. In the wake of the Florida School shootings, young people became galvanized and took to the streets and ended up at the capital in Tallahassee with an emotional cry for stricter gun laws. After watching seventeen of their friends, classmates and teachers get gunned down by a mentally unstable student who should have never been able to purchase a gun, they have had enough. Adults have let them down, society has let them down but most of all their government has severely let them down. There are a lot of movements happening creating the greatest paradigm shift this country has ever seen. This will be one of them....read more...

The Non Transparency Of NGOs

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In recent weeks we’ve heard of the sexual misconduct of aid workers in various countries working under the Oxfam banner. These workers were accused of soliciting vulnerable populations for sex in exchange for humanitarian supplies. Apparently this is what has been happening for quite some time now. What’s more appalling is that some of the executives at Oxfam knew this was happening and did nothing about it.  But why, do you ask? DONATIONS....read more...