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RESOURCES ON PROSTITUTION HARMS

http://prostitutionresearch.com
http://catwinternational.org
http://demandforum.net

EXIT SERVICES FOR SURVIVORS

http://prostitutionresearch.com/resources/services-for-survivors/

Prostitution Is Not a Choice: Learn about the Trafficking of Women & Girls Worldwide & What Can Be Done

Click to access prostitutionisnotachoice_whitepaper.pdf

The Links Between Prostitution & SexTrafficking: A Briefing Handbook

Click to access handbook.pdf

Ten Reasons for Not Legalizing Prostitution & a Legal Response to the Demand for Prostitution

Click to access Ten%20Reasons%20for%20Not%20Legalizing%20Prostitution.pdf

Does Consensual Prostitution Exist?

http://nomas.org/node/179

Genderberg Prostitution FAQ

http://genderberg.com/phpNuke/modules.php?name=FAQ&myfaq=yes&id_cat=2&categories=Prostitution+FAQ

Sweden’s Prostitution Solution: Why Hasn’t Anyone Tried This Before?

http://justicewomen.com/cj_sweden.html

The Swedish Approach: A European Union Country Fights Sex Trafficking

http://thesolutionsjournal.org/node/895

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READ THE EXCELLENT ARTICLES of one of our former volunteers, ex porn performer Vanessa Belmond, on the harms of prostitution, pornography and stripping!

http://antipornography.org/ex-porn-star-vanessa-belmond.html

Vanessa’s POWERFUL RADIO INTERVIEW on “DON’T BOX ME IN”

http://talkzone.com/episodes/199/DBI072413.html

OUR VIDEO of Vanessa’s appearance in UK doc “Date My Porn Star”

http://youtu.be/9HvC_sEURXA

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Here is a very powerful and thought-provoking recited antiporn poem on the true devastation of porn to women.

WARNING: VERY GRAPHIC LANGUAGE.

(NOTE: Full text and intro below.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGJLdkcHhi0

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VIDEO DESCRIPTION AND POETRY TEXT: (By poetry author Grainne Humphrys)

Spoken word poetry by creative activist Gráinne Humphrys inspired by frontline anti-porn activist & writer Gail Dines who wrote ‘Pornland’. Here is my fierce warrior ‘Kali the Destroyer’ feminine power addressing the unholy alliance of capitalism, porn & patriarchy.

Just to clarify I am not anti-sex, I am anti-corporate sex! I am against corporate sex because it breeds exploitation, objectification, seperation, disconnect, cruelty and hatred. Like most women, I am also a victim of it. It’s complicated and often emotionally painful. We all have to get through this dark layer in order to be fully liberated.

I have explored both my basic animal/ natural healthy sexuality (lust) and the narcissistic disconnected sado-masochistic, dominance/submission, victim/perpetrator dynamic, dualistic, unhealthy sexuality our culture promotes (hatred and desire). Now I’m working towards a more integrated, connected, holistic, heart-centred sexuality which is a challenge (pathway to the divine). This is Chakra 2 wound healing for me, using Chakra 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7 to truly value myself, accept myself and express it for the collective wild feminine!

I have also been a nude model on a number of occasions and I have no problem with erotica or consenting adult artistic depictions of nudity, although I think more critically around it now. Everyone has their own unique sexuality. Mine is a mixture of raw animal magnetism and pure spirit. I’m working on the authentic passionate heart, rather than Donna Juanita’s shallow seductions & conquests.

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‘Warhead’ ~ a poem to our pornified patriarchy & sex obsessed culture, inspired by Gail Dines’ ‘Pornland’ lecture

WARHEAD

You invade me
You possess me
Oppress me
Own me, take me
Claim me as yours
Your penile police brutality
Carving up my territory
Into your laws, rules, codes
Your pictures and your fantasies
Your obscene male supremacy
Your totalitarian
Patriarchal porn state
Overwhelms my psyche, engulfs me
Floods my mind, permeates my soul
Disturbs my balance and
Crushes me with depression
Despair

You infiltrate me
Colonise, conquer and capitalise
Divide the women
Saturate my children
With sexualised objects
Grooming my son to be a sadist
And my daughter a masochist
Feel my fury
And my outrage
You leak into everything
And I see you everywhere
Insideous creep, insatiable greed
If I speak out I am gunned down as
Sex-hating prude
Killjoy, celibate fool
I can’t win
But I fight back with
What you view as rejection, an insult, an affront
To your masculinity
The F word
My refuge
My voice
My power
My reality
My sanity intact
Thanks to
Feminist

Brute, beast
Breasts, thighs, splayed pussies
Cocks rammed into throats, arses
Billions made on the back of
Traumatised, tender women brutalised
Victims all over again
Take it hard, bitch
I resist
Penetration
Sublimation
I am a slut
Whore, Madonna, child
Your warhead holds no bars
Tie me up, gag me
Take me from behind
Anal rampage until my rectum
Collapses and scars my psyche
Sanctioned by our culture
And legislation
Your freedom of speech is my slavery
Perverted justice
I can be bought and sold
Given away and owned
From ‘Stepford wife’ to ‘Stepford slut’
From scrubbing floors to sluttish whore
From fecal throat infection to gonorrhea of the eye

You are the male tyrannical gaze
I am object but invisible
I play out the reflection
Mirrored in your eyes
Dehumanised
Exhausted, weeping
Impossible airbrush
Normalised
I’m saying “fuck me” over and over again
From every magazine
Every billboard
I am For Sale
Commodified
Seducing you through the
Dark, hard lens of a porn machine

You know not
How much you damage me
Violate me
Hurt me
Scarring my divinity
With brutality

No limits
Beyond boundaries
You are de-sensitised
Needing bigger and better
Hardcore highs
Whilst porn addiction is denied
I cry out the despair-void
I cannot contain the Lie
It makes me die inside
If I resist
I am a sadist
Prudish, castrating bitch
Now I’m a porn princess
PVC, MILF, BDSM
Cheerleader, schoolgirl
The endless dodgy dull scenarios
Played out ad infinitum
Slowly killing off my soul
Creeping erosion as the
Porn conveyer belt cracks on

I say you are
Unaware misogynist, a slave to
Porno corporate cock
Distributing death instead of life
Humiliation instead of open celebration
From noble protector to furious rapist
The degenerate prince of sadistic romance
Unseeing, unknowing, unawake
Warhead
An army of hatred
Pretending to be sweet
Crashing onto my shores
You violate, rape, abuse
Rows of girls you claim to adore
And empower
Objectified by your predatory sexual lens

But nothing is what it seems
Brutality and STDS endured
To maintain your sick mirage
Your carnal dream is my living nightmare
Of idealised and humiliated womanhood
Your childhood wound has
Sucked too long on the grey nipple
Drinking in the sinister forces
Of death, hatred, disease

You are cowardice
Spunking arrogance and
Imperialism onto
My feminine empire
My sacred self

You leave me no option
But to wage war

LINK TO VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGJLdkcHhi0

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Best wishes for peace, love and happiness to all of our great supporters and your loved ones! And to all good people everywhere! 🙂

P.S. If anyone would like to support the cause by giving our organization a holiday gift, we do accept and are very much in need of tax-deductible donations! We’d like to do a lot more in 2014 to help survivors exit the sex industry, transition successfully to better lives, and then speak out, but this is a very costly endeavor and we can’t do it without your support. So we hope you will consider doing YOUR part to help us to help others! Thanks! 🙂

http://www.antipornography.org/donate.html

We also are very much in need of another computer or tablet or both, to increase our ability to do work to fight porn and sexual exploitation. So if anyone would like to donate a new or used computing device, please let us know! Thanks! 🙂

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Here’s a helpful overview of Canada’s decision on Friday to strike down all prostitution laws, and the responses from various groups:

[Rabble.ca – Excerpt] — Abolitionists advocate the Nordic legal model, which treats all sex-for-sale as sexual assault and penalizes only the customer. They say that, at the very least, the great majority of sex workers are in the trade as an absolute last economic resort, often as a result of deception or coercion. At worst, the sex trade involves human trafficking: buying and selling sex slaves.

The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) intervened in the Bedford case, advocating the Nordic model. They released a statement after the Court’s decision, which says in part, “Aboriginal women are grossly overrepresented in prostitution and among the women who have been murdered in prostitution. It is not helpful to divide women in prostitution into those who ‘choose’ and those who are ‘forced’ into prostitution. In most cases, Aboriginal women are recruited for prostitution as girls and/or feel they have no other option due to poverty and abuse. It is the sex industry that encourages women to view prostitution as their chosen identity.

“With the legalization of prostitution, NWAC fears that Canada will become a key destination country for traffickers and pimps, and there will be a huge increase in the rates of sexual exploitation and sexualized violence among Aboriginal women and girls. NWAC President, Michèle Audette stated that ‘NWAC’s position is that prostitution exploits and increases the inequality of Aboriginal women and girls on the basis of their gender, race, age, disability and poverty.’”

Another way to view the various sides of the argument would be along the spectrum of belief in the free market. Claimant and retired dominatrix Terri-Jean Bedford, who called her business the Bondage Bungalow, was among the minority at the top of the trade, with her own business and staff and a comfortable and fairly discreet clientele. Like geishas, such top-of-chain workers say they provide a personal service that goes far beyond sex.

Abolitionists argue that the usually young women at the bottom of the supply chain tend to face steep social barriers such as racialization, class, and inadequate education. For every cultivated, genteel online escort who enjoys an occasional pleasant date that ends in a sizeable tip, they argue, there are at least a dozen disadvantaged women/men/trans swapping sex for survival. Unlike, say, selling drugs or working in a casino, having sex with someone for money usually involves a certain loss of personal autonomy.

Mind you, a lot of people are going hungry these days, and some are feeling desperate. In a sluggish service- and retail-oriented economy, some would argue that piecework is better than no job at all. Decriminalization advocates talk about co-operative brothels, with workers voting on policies and hiring their own protection. Unfortunately, so far that model doesn’t seem to have succeeded.

Just as with casinos, with brothels, a few players (usually employers) win, and maybe even win big. Most players find the odds are heavily weighted against them, especially those who are already at some disadvantage. “…far too many Indigenous women and girls [have been] placed in harm’s way, denied adequate protection of the law, and marginalized in a way that allows some men to get away with carrying out violent crimes against them….” states the Amnesty International “Stolen Sisters” report on the more than 600 missing Aboriginal women, thought to have been murdered, probably because somebody wanted sex without having to pay for it.

“The reality is sex workers are 60 to 100 times more likely to be assaulted than anyone else,” said Marion Little, executive director of PEERS,” according to and article in the Victoria Times-Colonist. “The non-profit group provides advocacy and outreach for Victoria sex workers,” and helped organize Victoria’s Red Umbrella Day, the international day to end violence against sex workers.

“It’s a sad day that we’ve now had confirmed that it’s OK to buy and sell women and girls in this country. I think generations to come — our daughters, their granddaughters and on — will look back and say, ‘What were they thinking?,'” Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies Kim Pate told the CBC. “To say that [prostitution] is a choice when you’re talking about the women we work with is to say that in fact it’s OK to just exploit them,” she said.

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PLEASE READ THE FULL EXCELLENT ARTICLE AT THE LINK BELOW: (And please don’t forget to like, comment and share to spread the word and support the cause. Thanks! :-))

http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/penney-kome/2013/12/price-paid-sex-0

Also here is an excellent and very powerful statement from Indigenous Women Against the Sex Industry:

http://feministcurrent.com/8436/press-release-indigenous-women-against-the-sex-industry-continue-to-fight-for-the-abolition-of-prostitution/

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Will you help us to fight the devastating harms of pornography by DONATING? We need your support to do more in 2014! 🙂

Like all nonprofits, the more we are supported by good caring people like YOU, the more we can do to make a difference and help others, such as helping survivors of the sex trade to transition and speak out, which we did a lot of this year.

This is a TEAM EFFORT, so if we are going to be able to make progress in this cause, each and every one of us must do our part, whether that is volunteering, doing an independent project, or donating.

Whatever it is, please step up and help! We CAN make progress — IF we ALL take responsibility and really contribute significantly in one way or another. 🙂

To all those who do step up and do your part, and to all supporters, THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts! You are needed and appreciated! 🙂

The team at AntiPornography.org
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If anyone can’t or doesn’t want to donate financially, we also could very much use one or more new or slightly used COMPUTERS, and one or more new or used IPADS or TABLETS.

We will use these to increase our productivity so we can do more to fight against the harms of pornography, prostitution and sex trafficking! So if you’re willing to donate any of these, please contact us via the form at the link below. We would REALLY appreciate it! Thanks!

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Check out this guy’s video provocative PSA on why porn is harmful, a lie, and a waste of time.

WARNING: Graphic sounds and language.

http://youtu.be/vQWdWO8Ga0Q

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Please sign this vital petition to stop Germany from continuing to endorse & support prostitution!

http://www.emma.de/artikel/appeal-against-prostitution-311976

Also please read the full, helpful information about the harms of prostitution at the link and share the petition and info with others! Thanks! 🙂

NOTE: Unfortunately, the link to the actual petition at the bottom of the info page still leads to a form on the right side of the page that is only in German and not yet in English. Here are the translations for the different form fields to fill out:

Ich unterzeichne den Appell = I sign the appeal.

[Mandatory]
Vorname = First name
Name = Last name
E-Mail = E-mail
Wohnort = Place of residence

[Optional]
Land = Country
Alter = Age
Beruf = Profession
Warum hast du unterzeichnet? = Why did you sign?
Absenden = Send

Thanks again for signing and sharing! 🙂

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Excellent article by Naomi Wolf (@NaomiRWolf) on how excessive porn use is ruining people’s sex lives ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

“Are we ‘sexually liberated’ if porn is taking over our thought processes and corroding our ability to sustain meaningful relationships? I think we are less sexually free.

A powerful industry is manipulating us – and ruthlessly exploiting some hard-wiring in the male brain – to turn us more and more into sexual and emotional robots, only capable of achieving sexual fullfilment in a room with a computer, alone.”

READ THE REST OF THIS ARTICLE AT THE LINK BELOW: (And please don’t forget to like, comment and share to spread the word and support the cause. Thanks! :-))

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2522279/Porn-destroying-modern-sex-lives-says-feminist-writer-Naomi-Wolf.html

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Check out the video at the link of Naomi Wolf talking about the harms of porn addiction! (@NaomiRWolf)

— “Wolf and Redd also discussed what has been termed the “kink spiral” — the way the ubiquity of pornographic images can lead those looking at them to quickly become desensitized and unsatisfied with what they are viewing. “What turned you on a month ago isn’t arousing anymore so you need more and more extreme images,” Wolf said. “An ordinary woman in your bed can’t duplicate that novelty effect of clicking through multiple images.””

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/11/naomi-wolf-porn_n_4428180.html

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Here’s a powerful article about the very harsh reality of prostitution, written by a former john who ultimately became an abolitionist — speaking out on behalf of the Nordic Model.

The Nordic Model, also known as the Swedish Model, penalizes sex buyers to reduce DEMAND, and helps women in prostitution who want to leave to do so.

Note: This article was originally written and published in French, and was kindly translated by our very helpful volunteer Maya S. 🙂

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INTRODUCTION:

[LE PLUS] — A law that seeks to combat prostitution in France has passed in the National Assembly with 268 votes in favor versus 138 votes opposing. If it also passes through the Senate by next June, the customers will be penalized. Jean-Marie Blanchard, who used to visit prostitutes, considers this necessary.

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“BUT WHAT THE HELL AM I DOING HERE?”

– An ex-customer of prostitutes becomes an abolitionist

Article by Jean-Marie Blanchard

I began visiting prostitutes around the age of 22. A rather unusual start, since most clients are married men with children. I didn’t try to seduce any of the women I saw as I was focused on my own suffering, for which I wanted to make up. And so I had my first sexual experience by visiting a prostitute.

I went once or twice a week in Paris, on Saint-Denis street. It lasted a month. During our first encounters, we would settle for around 50 euros (about $75), and then some of them would lower it to 30 euros (about $45) without my asking anything.

When I saw these degraded prices, I realized that they were being pimped and exploited and I stopped right away. Most of them were from Nigeria and could only speak English. At any rate, there was no way to talk to them – the need to go through as many clients as possible made it impossible to have any interaction that wasn’t strictly sexual.

PIMPED ESCORTS ARE NOT UNCOMMON

So I looked for prostitutes on the Internet, thinking that what I was doing was harmless and that these women were liberated and liked having sex with strangers. The kind of nonsense that clients tell themselves to feel better about what they’re doing. But I quickly started noticing that the reality is a lot less rosy.

While we were handling the money, some of the women would tell me about their lives. Their childhoods and other factors had funneled them into prostitution.

Pimped escorts are not rare. South American women, for example, would often use a so-called “mutual-aid” program to rent rooms from other South American immigrants and pocket a commission. The news articles that I was reading at the time made that absolutely clear.

Not getting past my own ego, I couldn’t help but come back time and time again. I was never satisfied, but having no romantic relationship in my life, I told myself that it was still better than being alone – a solitude that was the result of my own lack of openness to other people. My failed attempts to seduce other women made me hate all women, and I ignored any and all advice about how to make myself more attractive.

I FELT LIKE I WAS TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE SITUATION

Escorts often made it clear to me that they weren’t doing this because they wanted to. I felt like I was taking advantage of the situation, a composer in an orchestrated disaster. Even in GFEs, the so-called “girlfriend experience”, where they would feign interest and affection, I was no longer convinced that prostitution was harmless.

I told myself that it was time to put an end to it, and that I deserved something other than this fake sex life. So I first stopped in 2003, six months after starting. I nevertheless gave in twice during the year of 2004, and two times in 2005.

I found myself in bed with a woman who was telling me about her traumatic childhood. Then, she told me something that made it clear that I was the exact opposite of the kind of guy she would like to be with in real life. I thought to myself, “what the hell am I doing here?” And I stopped for good on that day.

From then on, I’ve kept myself away from that world. Echos of it have caught up with me at times, in between whispers here and there from friends. [9] The works of doctor Judith Trinquart and psychiatrist Muriel Salmona have also confirmed what I had been suspecting about prostitution. A lack of genuine love and sexual abuse in childhood weigh heavily into an individual woman’s “choice” to be a prostitute. Except for a minority, prostitution is a harmful practice for most of the women in it.

PENALIZING CLIENTS IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE APPROACH

I became a radical abolitionist about a year and a half ago, upon meeting a woman who became my best friend – an ex-prostitute who used to charge 300 euros (about $450) per hour. Despite her seemingly better working conditions, the experience had heavily traumatized her. After studying the approach taken to prostitution in neighboring countries, we noticed that the best – or at least, least bad – approach is penalizing clients. The attempts to regulate prostitution in Germany and in Catalonia (Spain) have lead to appalling outcomes.

In 2002, I wouldn’t have understand the idea of being punished. I probably would have gone to brothels in neighboring countries, where (prostituted) women work in atrocious conditions. But now, after having befriended prostitutes, and having observed the traumatic consequences of their “work”, I can only support penalizing clients. Our country is still male-dominated. It’s delusional to wait for men to take responsibility and discover empathy towards women.

This law will have an educational value, and it can help rehabilitate women who want to leave the sex industry. As long as they have opportunities to find better-playing work elsewhere.

It is important to make a point about women’s bodies not being commodities. Even if a minority of prostitutes are happy, the majority leave the industry damaged, if not destroyed outright. Needless to say, prostitution is a major public health issue.

My ideal is a gradual end to sex-for-money, where men buy – with money or symbolically – women-as-objects. I am in favor of a sexuality that is based on genuine desire and pleasure, not anachronisms that limit us.

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Many thanks to Jean-Marie Blanchard for his brutal honesty and leadership. He is setting a vital example of true compassion and caring towards women and all humanity, for everyone to follow.

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