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...

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...