Tina Dupuy: No amount of public shaming, arresting or prosecuting will make us free of sex exchanged for money. What we can do for those who are working in the industry is make it legal.
Haitian Tourism: A job as a maid, butler, busboy, cashier or sexual receptacles for Northern tourists will not create wealth for Haiti.
Child Prostitution: The silence toward domestic violence victimizing children warps the entire discussion of what we call “youth problems.”
White Women Slavery — I find the American rush to forget, to distance ourselves from the legacy of slavery strikes me as peculiar.
Sex Tourism — Predators openly flaunt their indiscretions, using their “first world” privileges to commit egregious crimes.
Sheila Kuehl: Prop 35 would also define crimes related to the creation and distribution of obscene materials with minors as a form of trafficking, including duplicating or selling such materials.
Brian McAfee: The men and the occasional women who participate in the abuse and victimization of children are unconscionable people whether serving as their rapists, pimps or enablers.
Nikki Junker: If I can make light out of what happened to me and have some fun with the purpose it led me to, then I don’t see a problem with it. So we shall go with our tutus to raise $1000 to fight sexual exploitation of children
Nikki Junker: I was able to tell them that one of San Diego’s law enforcement agents had begun that very day training all of the judges in California on sex trafficking.
Nikki Junker: Scott Adams, the creator of the popular comic “Dilbert” made insensitive hurtful statements. Speaking as a rape victim I ask what message is he sending to impressionable young men? Go ahead and rape that girl you want to sleep with… it’s natural
Tina Dupuy: What Planned Parenthood really does is keep poor people out of emergency rooms. The clinics treat people with or without insurance for ranges of health issues. Yes, low-cost community clinics save taxpayers’ money. Lots.
Nikki Junker: Planned Parenthood should make mandatory for all employees training on Human Trafficking and provide a list of resources in each clinic that can be provided to potential victims.
Sikivu Hutchinson: Reveling in nightly PR infusions from the corporate lapdogs of American journalism, the freshly evangelized macho racist right has ensured that its charge of a socialist government expansion is now viewed as a “reasonable” critique of an overhaul that effectively concedes universal coverage to the insurance industry.