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Tweet Students at the University of Michigan are launching a campaign to stop the “silent epidemic” of campus sexual assault. Akiba Solomon is Colorlines’ new managing editor. A history of “female-friendly” porn. Today’s news on voter suppression. Sometimes I hate Frank Bruni, but his objection to the Catholic Church’s misogynistic hypocrisy is spot-on. The Nation suggests ten ways you [...]
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Quick hit: Ending sexual stigma through economic prosperity

TweetThe New York Times has an article today on the efforts of one Vietnamese woman to end the stigma and ostracism associated with sex work in her small and impoverished village. In  Vang Thi Mai’s village, women have been systematically abducted and trafficked across the border into China to do sex work, and when they [...]
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The Feministing Five: Somaly Mam

Tweet Project Futures is a new non-profit organization devoted to ending the horror that is global sex trafficking. And they’ve set out to do that in a very interesting way. Simply put, Project Futures is trying to make volunteering for social justice cool, by getting people, and especially young people, engaged in ending trafficking, whether [...]
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People in the sex trade respond to GEMS media storm

TweetAn INCITE! affiliate and collective of radical women of color, queer people of color, and Indigenous people who identify as people in the sex trades has written a compelling response to Rinku Sen’s ColorLines article “The Complexities of Sex Trafficking, and Some Simple Solutions.” I see their piece as addressing the larger media storm around [...]
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Demi and Ashton’s anti-child sex slavery PSAs miss big-time

TweetYa’ll know I appreciate using humor to raise awareness of important social issues. So, although I do think it’s generally very, very difficult to find the funny in child sex slavery, that’s not really my criticism of these star-studded new PSAs created by Ashon Kutcher and Demi Moore. It’s just, well, take a look… Here [...]
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