Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $73,203
Woo hoo!! And now less than $14,8k to go!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: sextrade

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Indonesia’s sex trade ‘impossible’ to shut down

    05/15/2016 12:26:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 15 May 2016 14:07 | Pichayada Promchertchoo
    While prostitution is technically illegal in Indonesia and immoral in the eyes of many of its people, the sex trade continues to flourish, especially in the capital Jakarta. The city is home to least 11,860 active female prostitutes, based on 2014 data from the Jakarta AIDS Commission. Of these, 3,435 ply their trade in the centre of the capital. The total number in the trade, however, is likely to be much higher, as the data does not currently capture male and transgender sex workers. As I drive through known red-light areas, the scale of the industry becomes apparent. Sex workers...
  • Amnesty approves policy to decriminalize sex trade

    08/11/2015 12:30:56 PM PDT · by wtd · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/11/2015 | AP
    Amnesty approves policy to decriminalize sex tradeLONDON (AP) — Amnesty International has approved a controversial policy to endorse the de-criminalization of the sex trade, rejecting complaints by women’s rights groups who say it is tantamount to advocating the legalization of pimping and brothel owning. At its decision-making forum in Dublin on Tuesday, the human rights group approved the resolution to recommend “full decriminalization of all aspects of consensual sex work.” It argues its research suggests decriminalization is the best way to defend sex workers’ human rights.
  • Two Yazidi Sex Slaves Relive the Unspeakable Cruelty Suffered By ISIS fighters (GRUESOME)

    07/07/2015 7:09:30 PM PDT · by lbryce · 61 replies
    Daily ^ | JULY 7, 2015 | OWEN HOLDAWAY
    Full Title:Tied to a bed, injected with morphine to stay 'silent' and beaten so badly she couldn't walk for two months: Two Yazidi sex slaves relive the unspeakable cruelty they suffered at hands of ISIS fighters Two Yazidi women have told of the unimaginable cruelty they suffered at the hands of ISIS fighters who kept them as their sex slaves after raiding their homes in Iraq. One, a 19-year-old mother, says she allowed her first captor who 'bought her' to rape her 'whenever he wanted' because he would beat her one-year-old baby son if she resisted. Her son was the...
  • The G-String Scholarship: College Students Strip to Pay Tuition Costs

    05/23/2014 12:48:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 108 replies
    Maggie is a straight-laced, straight-A student studying to become an international affairs lawyer, who will graduate debt-free all thanks to the unusual way she pays her tuition. Maggie, 23, a double-major in Spanish and political science, is a student by day and a stripper by night. Every other weekend, Maggie, who asked that her last name not be used, takes the three-hour ride from her college in Maryland to Manhattan, where she performs at a dance club called Scores. “I have a class that ends at 5:30, hop on a bus at 6:00, and be at work by 8:30,” Maggie...
  • Ex-prostituted women blast UN and Amnesty International for trying to legalize prostitution

    03/25/2014 11:09:00 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    life site news ^ | Lisa Correnti
    NEW YORK, March 21, 2014 ( - Women rescued from prostitution are criticizing UN agencies and Amnesty International for trying to legalize prostitution insisting legalization would lead to more girls being trafficked, and transform pimps into legitimate businessmen. “When [UN personnel] work in a brothel then will I listen to their argument,” said one former prostituted woman referring to the newly-created agency called UN Women. “What the hell are they [Amnesty International] thinking,” said Rachel Moran, a former prostituted woman from Ireland. Author of Paid For: My Journey Through Prostitution, Moran refers to a leaked draft paper advocating for legalizing...
  • Meet the Girls Who Are Born to Be Prostitutes

    10/13/2013 3:17:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    In some poor Indian villages, girls are trained from birth for a life of sexual servitude in order to feed their families.Like many Indian girls, Suchitra was taught her future profession by her mother. In her village, there was only one path. Even before she’d reached puberty, Suchitra had learned different sexual positions and other ways to please a customer. At age 14, a man she had never seen before showed up one day at the family’s house near Bharatpur in northern India. At her mother’s urging, Suchitra got into his car. Six hours later they reached their destination. It...
  • The Truth About the Homosexual Rights Movement

    07/04/2013 9:53:13 AM PDT · by jonno · 55 replies
    There was a "gay" bookstore called Lobo's in Austin, Texas, when I was living there as a grad student. The layout was interesting. Looking inside from the street all you saw were books. It looked like any other bookstore. There was a section devoted to classic "gay" fiction by writers such as Oscar Wilde, Gertrude Stein, and W.H. Auden. There were biographies of prominent "gay" icons, some of whom, like Walt Whitman, would probably have accepted the homosexual label, but many of whom, like Whitman's idol, President Lincoln, had been commandeered for the cause on the basis of evidence no...
  • Teen Rescued From Domestic Sex Traffickers

    01/29/2013 3:26:12 PM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 17 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | January 29, 2013 | JP
    January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. I didn’t want to let the month pass without telling the story of young Brianna Myers, who got herself caught up in sex trafficking before being rescued. Brianna was a 17-year-old honor roll student at her small town high school in Washington State. When she wasn’t in class, when she wasn’t cheerleading, she was waitressing at a local diner. The teen caught the attention of a middle-aged man, Richard, who would become a regular customer. He seemed friendly enough to the unsuspecting waitress. He plied her for personal information, about her life, her dreams,...
  • Negotiating With the Devil (hypocritical ugly Islamic Iranian Mullahs' Sex Trade)

    01/15/2012 9:06:33 AM PST · by PRePublic · 9 replies · 1+ views
    AmilImani ^ | Dec 21, 2011 | Amil Imani
    Negotiating With the Devil | Amil Imani Dec 21, 2011 - Iranian women are forced into prostitution to survive or simply sold as sex slaves in Persian Gulf states. Your fascist misrule of nearly three decades has driven millions of Iran's best children to the four corners of the world.
  • Government Objects To Outing Taxpayer-Funded Sex Trade?

    12/08/2010 4:59:38 PM PST · by FromLori
    The Market Ticker ^ | 12/8/2010 | Karl Denninger
    In little boys perhaps? On the Kunduz Regional Training Center (RTC) DynCorp event of April 11 (reftel), Atmar reiterated his insistence that the U.S. try to quash any news article on the incident or circulation of a video connected with it. He continued to predict that publicity would "endanger lives." He disclosed that he has arrested two Afghan police and nine other Afghans as part of an MoI investigation into Afghans who facilitated this crime of "purchasing a service from a child." I see. So we have diplomatic activity related to what appears, if this cable is correct, to be...
  • Pimps force Mexican women into prostitution in US

    08/08/2010 12:57:11 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies · 2+ views
    AP ^ | August 8, 2010 | KATE BRUMBACK and MARK STEVENSON
    TENANCINGO, Mexico -- In this impoverished town in central Mexico, a sinister trade has taken root: Entire extended families exploit desperation and lure hundreds of unsuspecting young Mexican women to the United States to force them into prostitution. Those who know the pimps of Tlaxcala state - victims, prosecutors, social workers and researchers - say the men from Tenancingo have honed their methods over at least three generations.
  • Special Investigation: How Predatory (Muslim) Gangs Force Middle-Class Girls Into the Sex Trade

    08/07/2010 9:33:37 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 38 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 7th August 2010 | Sue Reid
    Special investigation: How predatory gangs force middle-class girls into the sex trade By Sue Reid This week a girl who was abducted at the age of 14 and forced to work as a sex slave gave evidence in court that helped convict the nine men who sexually abused her. In this article, Sue Reid reveals how charities are helping those victims of this terrible abuse and importantly, why they are pushing the state to not hold back in their quest to find and convict the grotesque individuals. At 13, Emma still played with dolls and loved nothing more than walking...
  • Modern Day Slavery on the Rise in Ohio

    07/02/2010 6:27:57 PM PDT · by tang-soo · 36 replies · 1+ views ^ | June 10, 2010 | Sansra Snyder
    Modern Day Slavery on the Rise in Ohio Written by Sandra Snyder Thursday, 10 June 2010 16:20 COLUMBUS-Hiding in the shadows in Thailand, or Nigeria…that’s where you may expect to find human traffickers. True, but it turns out that this form of modern day slavery also prevails in the U.S., more specifically, Ohio. More than one thousand American-born youths in Ohio are forced into the sex trade each year, according to a new study released yesterday. About 800 immigrants are sexually exploited and pushed, against their will, to work in fields, restaurants, sweatshops, or constructions sites. Because the price for...
  • Sex Trade: Innocence Lost in America's Heartland

    05/28/2010 4:25:14 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 62 replies · 1,463+ views
    CBN ^ | Friday, May 28, 2010 | Heather Sells
    TOLEDO, Ohio -- For years, Americans have watched international reports of human trafficking thinking it couldn't happen here. But now, researchers are finding more and more domestic cases and not just in the big cities or the border states. They're in the heartland. Shared Hope International, a Christian anti-trafficking organization, reports that up to 300,000 children in the U.S. are at risk for trafficking each year. Twelve years old is the average age of entry. "Men are buying younger children," Shared Hope founder and former congresswoman Linda Smith said. "They're buying more violent acts with the children and those children...
  • PBS delays ‘Dancing Boys of Afghanistan’ over fear for...dancing boys...

    04/18/2010 6:03:04 PM PDT · by Cindy · 23 replies · 942+ views
    CREEPING SHARIA - blog ^ | Originally published January 18, 2010;Updated | n/a
    No details here. This is a family board. Check key words for helpful info.
  • Report: Hundreds forced into labor, sex in Ohio

    02/10/2010 10:09:17 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 8 replies · 560+ views
    hosted ^ | Feb 10 | MATT LEINGANG
    COLUMBUS, Ohio - About 1,000 American-born children are forced into the sex trade in Ohio every year and about 800 immigrants are sexually exploited and pushed into sweatshop-type jobs, a new report on human trafficking in the state said Wednesday. Ohio's weak laws on human trafficking, its growing demand for cheap labor and its proximity to the Canadian border are key contributors to the illegal activity, according to a report by the Trafficking in Persons Study Commission. "Ohio is not only a destination place for foreign-born trafficking victims, but it's also a recruitment place," said Celia Williamson, an associate professor...
  • Sex Trade: Islamic Dads 'Marry Off' Daughters

    12/11/2009 7:56:31 AM PST · by freedomyes · 18 replies · 842+ views ^ | Dec 11 09 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    Palestinian Muslim fathers provide their daughters for sex in multiple “marriages” per SAWA (All Women Together Today and Tomorrow).
  • New ACORN Pimp/Hooker Sting Video (Not All of Los Angeles is Honest)

    11/19/2009 7:20:56 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 6 replies · 966+ views
    Big Government/The Lid ^ | 11/19/09 | The Lid
    Just when we thought it was all over, the ACORN Pimp/Hooker Scandal rises again. Our heroes, Hannah Giles and James O' Keefe the fake pimp and hooker were in Philadelphia meeting with the folks at ACORN. Next Stop, Sunny Los Angeles. The first tape released from the ACORN of sunny LA was of Felix Harris Mr. Harris didn’t care about that the two were involved with prostitution in regards to a housing loan, but when the O'Keefe/Giles team started talking about underage girls, he said that ACORN did not get involved with things like that. Felix was the only person...
  • The New Global Sex Trade (Chuck Norris Continues His Series On Modern Slavery Alert)

    03/04/2007 10:38:42 PM PST · by goldstategop · 11 replies · 1,004+ views ^ | 03/05/2007 | Chuck Norris
    Want a sexual slave? That is the question hundreds of thousands answer each year, as they purchase a child or young person from traffickers in a multibillion-dollar international business known as the global sex trade. When in many countries a young woman can be kidnapped for $500 and yield $250,000 annually from sexual servitude, it doesn't take much economic ingenuity to understand why corrupt capitalists crave some buy-in to this repulsive form of commerce. These victims of sexual slavery come from some of the most well-known sexually trafficked areas in the world, including Cambodia, Thailand, Latin America, Eastern Europe (countries...
  • The Albanian Muslim Crime (& Jihad) Market in Europe

    10/11/2006 3:18:18 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 2 replies · 550+ views Paedophiles, Cheb sex capital of Europe Captive market, "Girls who've shown signs of disobedience have had their feet cemented into washbasins before being dumped in the Aegean Sea. Others have been horrifically tortured. The Albanian gangs have a seemingly endless supply of women, and their power extends way beyond their homeland to the underworlds of Italy and parts of New York. The victims do not officially exist and are powerless to resist." Most Albanian gangsters are men in their twenties from the backward north of the country. Rather than being based around individual gangland bosses, they are organized in...
  • Many men who pay for sex have partners - UK study

    10/01/2006 8:28:15 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 10 replies · 919+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sun Oct 1, 2006 | Anon
    Nearly 50 percent of men in Scotland who pay for sex at home or abroad have a partner and the percentage could be greater, researchers said on Monday. One in 10 men questioned in a survey in Glasgow admitted that they had paid for sex recently and 27 percent said they repeatedly visited prostitutes. "Approximately half of all men paying for sex were in a concurrent relationship," said Dr Tamsin Groom, of the Sandyford Initiative in Glasgow, in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections. The men visited prostitutes abroad or at home but rarely did both. Most used condoms but unprotected...
  • Child Pornography Attacked by "The Defenders"

    06/21/2006 10:05:56 PM PDT · by GVnana · 13 replies · 482+ views
    The Defenders website ^ | 6/21/2006 | GVnana
    I'm posting this because I think this organization's approach to the problem of child pornography has merit, and I like to support worthwhile causes. Looks like the start of a good, general referral source on this topic, and a place to report child porn activity. I've recently seen this commercial on the FOX News Network. You can check out the video on the link. BTW, if anyone has heard that song before and knows if there is a recording, I'd be interested in knowing about it.
  • Quake kids sold to sex trade (Pakistani children pawned off)

    10/24/2005 6:09:18 AM PDT · by NYer · 33 replies · 1,717+ views
    The Australian ^ | October 24, 2005 | Dean Nelson
    SIX-YEAR-OLD Aisha loves the orange blouse and jeans given to her by the kind woman who rescued her from the chaos of the Kashmir earthquake. She snuggles up to the woman, trying to forget the devastation of her village home and the deaths of her parents 16 days ago. What Aisha does not know is that the woman, Kausar, is a prostitute who has bought her from relatives for 50,000 rupees ($1500) and plans to put her to work in the sex trade as soon as she reaches puberty. Aisha is not alone. According to welfare agencies, many of...
  • Ministry seeks to rescue potential victims of sex trafficking

    09/23/2005 7:51:21 PM PDT · by -=[_Super_Secret_Agent_]=- · 15 replies · 407+ views
    the baptist standard ^ | 9/02/05 | Craig Bird
    Ministry seeks to rescue potential victims of sex trafficking By Craig Bird Baptist Child & Family Services CHISINAU, Moldova--Homeless teenaged girls vulnerable to victimization by the international sex slave trade are the focus of a new ministry of Children's Emergency Relief International. The Chosen for Life Project in Moldova aims to make a difference in the lives of teenage girls who are too old for the state orphanage system and are left homeless, said Steve Davis, executive director of Children's Emergency Relief International, the overseas arm of Baptist Child & Family Services. These girls are prime targets for intentionally deceptive...
  • What the ‘Average Joe’ Can Do About Porn…and Why - (caution; for adult readers only)

    05/24/2005 1:42:28 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 690 replies · 10,502+ views
    Warning: This article contains graphic descriptions that may be difficult for some readers. A crowd of people gathered on Capitol Hill last Thursday to hear experts* in obscenity law and sexual crimes speak in recognition of Victims of Pornography Month. What they said in that room should be heard by every American. (It just so happens that you can download and listen to the presentations, including one by CWA’s chief counsel, Jan LaRue, on our Web site by clicking here.) First, if you aren’t convinced yet that we, as a society, should crack down on pornography, consider some of the...
  • 300 boys disappear in England

    05/13/2005 7:55:43 AM PDT · by edcoil · 43 replies · 2,047+ views
    this is london ^ | 13 May 05 | Edcoil
    Fears of trade in children as 300 boys disappear By Alistair Foster, Evening Standard 13 May 2005 Scotland Yard today revealed it has been unable to trace all but two of 300 black boys aged four to seven reported missing from school in a three-month period. That is 100 boys a month and they waited this long????????
  • Migrant women turned into sex slaves in Europe

    05/01/2005 6:45:50 PM PDT · by -=[_Super_Secret_Agent_]=- · 13 replies · 1,190+ views
    stuff ^ | 29 April 2005
    LONDON: The money Rosa was earning in a Turkish shoe factory was not enough to support the three children she had left behind in Ukraine. Then her new friend in Turkey, Katerina, told her she could earn $US700 a month as a casino waitress in Bosnia and convinced Rosa to come home with her to Moldova and then make their way to Bosnia. "I began to think of all the things I could do to change my life to help my children, my family." As the time came to leave Moldova, Katerina said she had a problem with her passport...
  • Thailand: Phuket Gay Festival set to earn Bt100 million

    03/19/2005 7:42:41 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies · 859+ views
    MCOT (Thailand) ^ | 03/19/05 | N/A
    Phuket Gay Festival set to earn Bt100 million PHUKET, March 19, (TNA) – The pink baht will help revive the tsunami-damaged tourism industry on the southern island of Phuket next month when over 5,000 homosexuals from across the world descend on the island for the province’s 6th annual Gay Festival. According to Mr. Chanok Kaewsrinual, head of the Phuket Gay Association, the festival on Patong Beach on 7-10 April will include a range of events, including the unmissable drag parade. This year the event will take on particular significance, as it will be seen as a means of reviving the...
  • The flesh trade

    03/17/2005 9:30:57 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 11 replies · 737+ views
    Las Vegas City Life ^ | March 15, 2005 | RYAN SLATTERY
    They call it modern-day slavery. Young children, teenagers, women and men promised riches and a better life arrive in the United States from overseas -- but instead find themselves working for pitiful wages or are forced into the sex trade. And it's happening more often than people think. Human trafficking is second only to drug dealing as the largest criminal industry in the world, and officials say the business has become so lucrative that it's growing. And although the numbers are hard to nail down because most incidents go unreported, government officials estimate that roughly 600,000 to 800,000 victims are...
  • The military’s 'unmentionable topic'

    02/18/2005 6:08:28 PM PST · by Mr Rogers · 1 replies · 516+ views
    townhall ^ | February 18, 2005 | Chuck Colson
    Nicholas Kristof’s recent New York Times columns on sex trafficking in Cambodia drew a lot of reader mail. Many asked, “What about the johns?”—the men who buy the services. “Why aren’t the men written about?” one reader asked Kristof, “Embarrass them, expose them, not the women.” Kristof responded, “[F]oreign countries just are not going to arrest a lot of the johns, while they could be persuaded to arrest traffickers of young girls.” Okay, of course, we want traffickers arrested. That was the goal of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act that Bill Bennett, Michael Horowitz, and I along with many others...

    01/13/2005 10:33:29 AM PST · by abigail2 · 202 replies · 3,064+ views
    Opinion Editorials ^ | January 13, 2005 | Patrick Rooney
    January 13, 2005 DID GOD DO IT? Patrick Rooney It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, rather than that he should cause one of these little ones to stumble. --Luke 17:2 The great majority of the talk I have heard since the great tsunami of 2004 may have missed the most important point of all. Immediately after this cataclysmic event, we were subjected to many questions, such as which countries were being cheap in their relief support, or was the corrupt United Nations fit to take...
  • Thailand probes possible abduction of Swedish boy

    01/04/2005 4:16:03 PM PST · by Critical Bill · 4 replies · 389+ views ^ | 04 Jan 2005 14:16:29 GMT | Reuters
    PHUKET, Thailand, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Thai police said on Tuesday they would draw up an identikit of a Western-looking man who may have kidnapped a Swedish schoolboy in the confusion following the Dec. 26 tsunami. A Thai doctor has told the family of 12-year old Kristian Walker that he is convinced he treated the boy for an ear injury following the disaster and that the child was then taken away by a moustachioed man wearing a red shirt. "We are still interviewing the doctor and we will draw up a sketch of the man," Police Capt. Chaiyapong Kanpai told...
  • Suffer the Children

    11/05/2004 7:40:23 PM PST · by angel90210 · 11 replies · 790+ views
    Salt Lake City Weekly ^ | Nov. 4, 2004 | Pamela White
    Suffer the Children: The child sex trade is a global nightmare, but a former Interpol agent and a Boulder nonprofit are doing something about it. by Pamela White “Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you.” –Friedrich Nietzsche from Beyond Good and Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future David Race Bannon has nightmares that would freeze your marrow. In his dreams, he sees dismembered children, 4-year-olds chained to beds in Bangkok brothels, photographs of infant...
  • Kosovo UN troops 'fuel sex trade'

    05/06/2004 8:07:25 AM PDT · by konijn · 48 replies · 1,764+ views
    Kosovo UN troops 'fuel sex trade' The presence of peacekeepers in Kosovo is fuelling the sexual exploitation of women and encouraging trafficking, according to Amnesty International. It claims UN and Nato troops in the region are using the trafficked women and girls for sex and some have been involved in trafficking itself. Amnesty says girls as young as 11 from eastern European countries are being sold into the sex slavery. The UN and Nato forces said they had not yet seen the report to comment. Trading houses Amnesty's report, entitled "So does that mean I have rights? Protecting the human...
  • Actor's HIV Infection Strikes Calif. Porn Industry

    04/15/2004 6:39:05 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 99 replies · 2,290+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/15/04 | Gina Keating
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California's multi-billion-dollar adult porn industry ground to a virtual halt on Thursday after a popular actor tested positive for the virus that causes AIDS (news - web sites). Industry advocates immediately called for a 60-day moratorium on filming so that others could be tested. Actor Darren James tested positive for HIV (news - web sites) on Wednesday in screening conducted routinely on the industry's 1,200 regular actors by the Adult Industry Medical Healthcare (AIM) Foundation, the foundation's Dr. Elizabeth Mitchell (news) said. They must show negative tests to keep working in the industry, Mitchell said, adding...
  • Thai police allege pedophile front (“gay tourism” pioneers provided boys as young as 10)

    03/24/2004 6:36:19 AM PST · by dead · 11 replies · 372+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | March 25, 2004 | Mark Baker, Herald Correspondent in Bangkok
    Thai police have accused the former Australian diplomat Robert Scoble of running a secret child-sex recruitment network behind the facade of one of South-East Asia's biggest gay tourism agencies. Police officers told the Herald they found more than 100 albums containing sexually explicit photographs of boys - some believed to be as young as 10 - when they raided the Bangkok apartment of the former deputy ambassador to Vietnam and Telstra executive. "They were like catalogues, and we believe he was sending these pictures to people overseas," said Major Choowong Uthaisang of the Royal Thai Police immigration department. Major Choowong...
  • Cambodia Battles Pedophiles by Deporting Them

    01/17/2004 7:56:47 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 35 replies · 586+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 18, 2004 | JAMES BROOKE
    HNOM PENH, Cambodia — Cambodia, whose postwar opening for tourism went as far as to include child prostitution, has begun a campaign against suspected pedophiles, increasingly deporting them for trial in their home countries. Private child protection groups, foreign governments and police forces in Cambodia are working together on the problem. Free city guidebooks and maps now carrying ads warning in red type, "Sex with children is a crime." "It was total impunity before in Cambodia," Rodney Hatfield, a representative for Unicef, which has started its own ad campaign. "Now it is getting harder and harder" for adults to prey...
  • Thais mull legalising sex trade

    11/27/2003 7:07:03 AM PST · by aculeus · 17 replies · 170+ views
    BBC NEWS ^ | 2003/11/27 | Unsigned
    The Thai Government has begun a public debate on whether prostitution should be legalised. Justice Minister Pongthep Thepkanchana opened the debate attended by academics, officials and sex workers. Proposals being considered include registering sex workers and thus urging them to pay taxes. Prostitution is a $4.3bn industry in Thailand which could generate big revenues - currently it accounts for about 3% of the country's income. Some brothel owners support calls for the trade's legalisation, as they say it would relieve them of various expenses. "The government should licence brothels," Anan Atpruang, the owner of a gay massage parlour, told the...
  • Show extolling Thai sex trade got tax credit from Ottawa

    11/22/2003 7:14:20 AM PST · by Loyalist · 3 replies · 637+ views
    National Post ^ | November 22, 2003 | Tom Blackwell
    Prostitutes 'very, very good,' viewers are told "If what you're after is fun, sun and an overload of hedonistic pleasure, you've got to get yourself to Pattaya, Thailand," advises D. Garnet Harding, the host of a show about sex tourism in that country. CREDIT: Outdoor Life Network The episode, which included the above scene, and which received a tax credit from the Canadian government, has outraged child advocates because Thailand has a huge child prostitution problem. CREDIT: Outdoor Life Network Taxpayers have helped fund a TV series on the Outdoor Life Network that enthusiastically promotes sex tourism to the bars...
  • Of Human Bondage (Spotlight On Bush's Call To End World Sex Trade)

    09/27/2003 6:52:14 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 14 replies · 200+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | September 27, 2003 | Mark MacKinnon
    This week George W. Bush declared another war -- on the global sex trade, a problem in need of 'urgent attention and moral clarity.' Is the U.S. President being too dramatic? No, the Globe's MARK MACKINNON reports from tiny Moldova. So many of its girls have been shanghaied to the fleshpots of the world that the impoverished former Soviet republic is starting to run out. Sofia, Moldova -- She says her name is Valentina and she's six years old. But that's all she'll say before bolting to take refuge behind a nearby cow. Valentina has good reason to be wary...
  • “A Special Evil” Bush vs. slavery.

    09/26/2003 8:24:39 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 11 replies · 167+ views
    NRO ^ | September 26, 2003, 8:48 a.m. | By Donna M. Hughes
    At the United Nations, before key world leaders and an international body that symbolizes human rights, President Bush put the fight against the global sex trade on par with the campaign for democracy in Iraq and the war on terrorism. A significant portion of his U.N. speech was dedicated to a "humanitarian crisis...yet hidden from view," by which he meant the trafficking and prostitution of hundreds of thousands of women and children. In keeping with Bush's speeches on threats to freedom and democracy in the world, there were no qualifiers or exceptions; he boldly named this activity for what it...
  • Sex tourism as economic aid

    07/14/2003 12:49:12 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 17 replies · 1,347+ views
    The Sydney Morning Herald ^ | July 12 2003 | Julie Bindel
    Two flights are due into Montego Bay Airport, one from Toronto, the other from London. Clinton waits on the beach for the new arrivals, hoping that one of them will bring him good fortune. "I look for the milk bottles," he says, explaining how ultra-white skin is a giveaway, "the ones who've just arrived. Milk bottles that need filling ..." Negril, with its 11-kilometre stretch of pristine sand and turquoise sea, attracts the majority of Jamaica's 1.3 million tourists every year, primarily from the United States, Canada and Europe. It is known as a "swinging" resort. Many white Western women...
  • Sex for sale, legally

    07/14/2003 1:12:06 AM PDT · by optik_b · 15 replies · 5,117+ views
    Sex for sale, legally Jul 11th 2003 From The Economist Global Agenda Though some governments are still trying to crack down on prostitution, others are realising that it is better to legalise and license it than to suffer the ill effects of driving it underground. New Zealand has just done so; Belgium looks set to be next Reuters An honest Dutch taxpayer at work THE selling of sex has been widely practised, and roundly condemned, throughout history. The Bible constantly rails against whores and whoremongers, from Genesis through to Revelation, and the book of Leviticus gives the stern injunction: “Do...
  • Virgins Meet in Sin City, Tout Abstinence

    06/29/2003 10:26:47 AM PDT · by Mister Magoo · 20 replies · 307+ views
    Washington Post ^ | June 29, 2003 | CHRISTINA ALMEIDA
    Virgins Meet in Sin City, Tout Abstinence By CHRISTINA ALMEIDA The Associated Press Sunday, June 29, 2003; 7:54 AM LAS VEGAS - In a city known more for sin than virtue, a group of virgins from around the country gathered this weekend to send a message: wait until marriage. It was a clash of the "Good Girls" and the sin-seekers as about 200 teens, parents and youth counselors descended on the Strip to pass out cards promoting abstinence. "What better place to bring this than Sin City?" said participant Deanna Grimm, 24, of Sioux Falls, S.D. "They need to hear...
  • Fidel's Sex Problem

    06/26/2003 9:29:15 PM PDT · by friendly · 9 replies · 286+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 6/27/03 | WSJ Staff
    <p>Colin Powell wants to do something about Castro's reliance on prostitution.</p> <p>Fidel Castro has a nasty sex problem. And he's livid at Colin Powell for exposing it to the world. "Despicable," "rude," "cynical" and "repugnant" are only a few of the words Fidel used during a recent tirade.</p>
  • NEW ZEALAND legalises prostitution

    06/25/2003 1:16:35 PM PDT · by shaggy eel · 202 replies · 1,694+ views
    Cheers, tears as prostitution bill passes 26 June 2003 Parliament erupted in cheers last night, as a landmark law to decriminalise prostitution passed by a single vote. Christchurch MP Tim Barnett's Prostitution Reform Act will become law next Monday and soliciting for sex and brothelkeeping will no longer be illegal in New Zealand from that day. In one of the closest votes in Parliament's history, the Act passed 60-59, on the abstention of Labour's Muslim MP Ashraf Choudhary. Had Mr Choudhary, who opposed the bill, not abstained the bill would have fallen because a 60-60 tie is counted as a...
  • Albanian connection to the teenage sex slaves in London

    06/18/2003 8:25:09 PM PDT · by Destro · 7 replies · 525+ views ^ | 19 June 2003 | Jason Bennetto
    Albanian connection to the teenage sex slaves in London By Jason Bennetto Crime Correspondent 19 June 2003 The Romanian girl was 15 when she was smuggled into Britain. She arrived in Dover, via Brussels and Ostend, on a hovercraft in July 2001 and was met at Victoria station and taken to a flat in north-west London. A day later, a man named Mustapha Kadiu, 31, arrived and made the girl, later known in court as Miss X, phone saunas and massage parlours to work as a prostitute. Kadiu, an Albanian who persuaded her to travel to Britain to start a...
  • Duma Asked to Legalize Prostitution

    06/17/2003 11:07:02 PM PDT · by RussianConservative · 2 replies · 313+ views
    Agence France Presse | Wednesday, Jun. 18, 2003.
    Saratov's human rights commissioner urged skeptical State Duma deputies Tuesday to follow his region's lead in decriminalizing prostitution, arguing that regulating the country's growing sex trade would help crack down on disease and delinquency. The governor of the southern Saratov region, Dmitry Ayatskov, has given prostitution de facto legal status and hopes to further regulate the world's oldest profession to cut down on sexually transmitted disease and tuberculosis in the region, human rights commissioner Alexander Lando said. "This is about the health of the nation," he told reporters. Lando has helped draft a bill on legalizing prostitution that would oblige...
  • Ypsilanti [Detroit] Man Charged In School-Girl Prostitution Ring [Pimpin' teen girls]

    06/06/2003 9:01:20 AM PDT · by twas · 17 replies · 802+ views ^ | June 5, 2003 | none given
    A 30-year-old Ypsilanti man is accused of running a small prostitution ring with girls as young as 13. Jesse Swanson, 30, was charged Thursday with six counts of prostitution -- pandering, accepting and transporting. He pleaded innocent to each. Police said Swanson arranged prostitution jobs for at least two Ypsilanti High School freshman, set prices, drove them to and from appointments and took half the money they were given. He also threatened to harm the girls if they told anyone of the sex acts, according to police. Swanson apparently kept a notebook that described the ways in which the...
  • Iraqi prostitutes back on the streets after Saddam

    04/29/2003 8:48:00 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 17 replies · 818+ views
    Reuters ^ | 04/29/03
    BAGHDAD, April 29 (Reuters) - Um Jenan used to wear gold jewellery, tight jeans and see-through blouses to attract VIP clients to her apartment in Baghdad -- until the masked men in black packed her into a minibus and drove her away.When they laid out her body in front of her home the next day, she was dressed in loose-fitting sweat pants and a T-shirt. A banner on the wall above said "God is greatest!."Beside her lay her severed head."I couldn't stop looking at her," said Ali Waad, who was 11 when Um Jenan was murdered by a death squad...