The Women in the Brothels of Europe Are Our Sisters!

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This is an article by brave activists and feminists in the Ukrainian, who used the European Day Against Trafficking in Persons for an abolitionist action they took to the German Embassy in the Ukraine. It has appeared on their Facebooksite … Weiterlesen

Legal and trafficking and data and sources …

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A quick compilation in one place. 1 – Trafficking   Cho, Dreher, Neumayer, „Does Legalized Prostitution increase Human Trafficking?“ (Answer: Yes.)  https://eprints.lse.ac.uk/45198/1/Neumayer_Legalized_Prostitution_Increase_2012.pdf The data is mostly from Germany and The Netherlands, which have legalised/ decriminalised prostitution.   And:    Seo-Young … Weiterlesen

Data on women in prostitution in Germany: numbers, health, working conditions.

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The German state never tried to collect comprehensive data. This in itself speaks volumes. How can they ensure equality between women and men, and also „safety“ in prostitution, if they don’t even bother to collect any data? But the sex … Weiterlesen

Joint submission by Kofra, Abolition 2014 and Stop Sexkauf to UN Women

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Kofra – Kommunikationszentrum für Frauen is a women’s advocacy centre. Stop Sexkauf and Abolition 2014 are secular and feminist, advocating for the abolishment of prostitution via viable support for women in prostitution and the penalization of the buyer, as he … Weiterlesen

It’s an accident, stupid!

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 Yes, indeed: being trafficked into engaging in prostitution under brutal circumstances being the victim of ‚dirigistive‘ pimping being sexually assaulted being kept prisoner in an apartment …. …. is no longer being the victim of a brutal crime. No. It’s … Weiterlesen

Online Reading List for Prostitution in Germany (English)

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Manuela Schon, „Legalization has turned Germany into the ‘Bordello of Europe’ and we should be ashamed“ http://www.feministcurrent.com/2016/05/09/legalization-has-turned-germany-into-the-bordello-of-europe-we-should-be-ashamed/ . On what happens when anybody confronts the pro-lobby (scroll down for English): http://abolition2014.blogspot.de/2016/05/von-menschenjagden-blockwarten_21.html . On what legal prostitution has meant in terms … Weiterlesen

Myths, auxiliary myths, toxic myths – and the ugly truths

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Any discussion of prostitution soon finds itself confronted with various types of myths. Here is a typology – with examples. In the end, they all are toxic. Myth These are the primary myths around „sex work“ itself, still believed and … Weiterlesen

The German Prostitution Act – myths, background, scope ….

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Ausnahmsweise auf Englisch, eine Zusammenfassung für LeserInnen aus dem Ausland. The German Prostitution Act first a quote is from Wikipedia (the entries in German in Wikipedia have largely been written by the pro-prostitution lobby, I’m not sure who did the English … Weiterlesen