Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Prostitution is a root cause of gender violence. Let’s end it now.




Via Sanctuary for Families: "This week the New York Times Magazine featured the cover story “Should Prostitution Be a Crime?”


"The article suggests that people in prostitution are helped by the wholesale decriminalization of the sex trade, including pimping and sex buying.


"This position flies in the face of our work assisting thousands of survivors of sex trafficking.  Far from being a job like any other, prostitution is almost invariably a condition of gender exploitation and frequently a violent and lethally dangerous form of abuse inextricably connected to sex trafficking (...)



"(...)Our clients’ experiences are the basis of our conviction that commercial sexual exploitation is one of the root causes of gender inequality and that we need to eliminate it, not simply try to mitigate the harm suffered by its victims."  Continue reading: Prostitution is a root cause of gender violence. Let’s end it now.  Hon. Judy Harris Kluger, May 11, 2016 sanctuaryforfamilies.org