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Prostitution / Sex Industry

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10 THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT THE WOMEN BEING SOLD FOR SEX, Real Escape from the Sex Trade, Seattle, WA: September 17, 2013. Copyright © 2013 Rest.

ABOLITION OF PROSTITUTION (list of articles), Vancouver Rape Relief & Women's Shelter, Vancouver, BC, CA.

ANTI-SEX TRADE TURNS TO FOCUS ON MEN WHO BUY SEX, Alizah Salario, Women's eNews, New York, NY: April 18, 2011. Copyright © 2011 Women's eNews.

ATTITUDES TOWARD PROSTITUTION AND ACCEPTANCE OF RAPE MYTHS, Ann Cotton, Melissa Farley and Robert Baron, Journal of Applied Social Psychology (2000 32(9) pages 1790-1796). Synopsis written by Rus Ervin Funk, Louisville, KY.

Berkeley Debates Decriminalizing Prostitution, Kristin Bender, Women’s eNews, September 28, 2004. Copyright © 2004 Women’s eNews.

BEYOND CLOSED DOORS ~ AN ANALYSIS OF INDOOR SEX WORK IN NEW YORK CITY (executive summary and full report), The Sex Workers Project and Urban Justice Center, New York, NY: 2005.

BODIES FOR SALE: SEX, VIOLENCE, AND THE NEED FOR A NEW NARRATIVE, Amy Wright Glenn, Blog, Philly.com, March 12, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Interstate General Media, LLC.

CANADA FACES YEAR OF ARGUMENT ON PROSTITUTION LAW, Sadiya Ansari, Women's eNews, Toronto, ONT, CA: January 7, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Women's eNews.

CHILD PROSTITUTION IN IMPOVERISHED COMMUNITES ~ OVERLOOKED CONSEQUENCE OF AN ABSENCE OF OPPORTUNITY, Kayrita M. Anderson, Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity, Washington, DC: November 2, 2009. Copyright © 2009 Spotlight on Poverty.

CHILD PROSTITUTION STATUTES, compiled by National District Attorneys Association, Alexandria, VA: updated August 2010.

THE COMMERCIAL SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF YOUTH IN WASHINGTON STATE: 2010 SURVEY RESULTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS, Logan Micheel, Trisha Smith and Jeanne McCurley, Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs, Olympia, WA: January 2011.

A COORDINATED PROSTITUTION STRATEGY AND A SUMMARY OF RESPONSES TO PAYING THE PRICE, United Kingdom Home Office, London, UK: 2006.

EFFECTIVE APPROACHES FOR REDUCING PROSTITUTION IN TEXAS: PROACTIVE AND COST-EFFICIENT STRATEGIES TO HELP PEOPLE LEAVE THE STREETS, Texas Criminal Justice Coalition, Austin, TX: 2013. Copyright © 2013 Texas Criminal Justice Coalition. Read news release.

ESTIMATING THE SIZE AND STRUCTURE OF THE UNDERGROUND COMMERCIAL SEX ECONOMY IN EIGHT MAJOR US CITIES (full report and chapter summaries), Meredith Dank, et al, Research Report, Urban Institute, Washington, DC: March 12, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Urban Institute.

EXPOSING THE "PRETTY WOMAN" MYTH: A QUALITATIVE EXAMINATION OF THE LIVES OF FEMALE STREETWALKING PROSTITUTES, Rochelle L. Dalla, Journal of Sex Research, November 2000. Synopsis written by Rus Ervin Funk, Louisville, KY.

FINAL REPORT ON THE EVALUATION OF THE FIRST OFFENDER PROSTITUTION PROGRAM (report summary and final report), Michael Shively, et al, Abt Associates Inc., Cambridge, MA: March 7, 2008.

Fitchburg Fights Prostitution with New Approach; Second Chance Program Focuses on Intervention vs. Punishment, Christina E. Sanchez, Telegram & Gazette, Worcester, MA: August 30, 2005. Copyright © 2005 Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Inc.

FRUIT OF THE POISONOUS TREE, Jennifer Hemmingsen and Zack Kucharski, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, IA: April 20-May 3, 2008. Copyright © 2008 Gazette Communications.

GARDEN OF TRUTH: THE PROSTITUTION AND TRAFFICKING OF NATIVE WOMEN IN MINNESOTA, Melissa Farley, Nicole Matthews, Sarah Deer, Guadalupe Lopez, Christine Stark and Eileen Hudon, Minnesota Indian Women's Sexual Assault Coalition and Prostitution Research & Education, St. Paul, MN: October 27, 2011.

GEORGIA REACHES OUT TO GIRLS LOST IN 'THE LIFE', Diane Loupe, Women's eNews, Washington, DC: October 7, 2009. Copyright © 2009 Women's eNews.

GOVERNMENT SAYS NO TO MANAGED PROSTITUTION ZONES: MORE SUPPORT FOR WOMEN TO LEAVE PROSTITUTION COUPLED WITH ACTION AGAINST KERB-CRAWLERS, United Kingdom Home Office, London, UK: January 17, 2006.

A GROUND-BREAKING NEW BOOK EXAMINING THE BREADTH OF ISSUES RELATED TO PORNOGRAPHY AND PROSTITUTION, AND HOW PORNOGRAPHY FUELS THE DEMAND FOR SEX TRAFFICKING, Captive Daughters, Los Angeles, CA: April 25, 2007.

A GUIDE FOR MOTHERS, GRANDMOTHERS, AND OTHERS FOR HELPING A GIRL CAUGHT IN PROSTITUION OR SEX TRAFFICKING (English and Español), Women's Justice Center, Santa Rosa, CA: 2009. Copyright © Marie De Santis, Women’s Justice Center.

INDOOR SEX WORKERS ARE ISOLATED AND FEAR VIOLENCE ~ URBAN JUSTICE CENTER INTERVIEWS U.S.-BORN AND IMMIGRANT SEX WORKERS ABOUT POLICE CONTACTS, The Sex Workers Project, Urban Justice Center, New York, NY: March 30, 2005.  Read Beyond Closed Doors – An Analysis of Indoor Sex Work in New York City (executive summary and full report).

THE INTERSECTIONS OF SEX WORK AND VIOLENCE (webinar recording and slides), FORGE, Milwaukee, WI: November 29, 2012.

LET'S CALL SEX WORK WHAT IT IS: WORK, Melissa Gira Grant, The Nation, March 5, 2014. Copyright © 2014 The Nation.

THE MAJOR NEWS STORY NOBODY'S RUNNING, Robin Morgan, Women's Media Center, New York, NY: December 11, 2013. Copyright © 2013 Women's Media Center.

MEN'S ROLES IN SexUAL VIOLENCE AND EXPLOITATION IN PROSTITUTION AND THEIR PREVENTION, Michael Flood, Global Symposium on Engaging Men and Boys in Achieving Gender Equality, Rio de Janeiro, BR: March 30-April 3, 2009. 

A NATIONAL OVERVIEW OF PROSTITUTION AND SEX TRAFFICKING DEMAND REDUCTION EFFORTS, Michael Shively, Kristina Kliorys, Kristin Wheeler and Dana Hunt, Abt Associates Inc., Cambridge, MA: April 30, 2012.

NO WRONG DOOR ~ A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH TO SAFE HARBOR FOR MINNESOTA'S SEXUALLY EXPLOITED YOUTH, Minnesota Department of Public Safety, St. Paul, MN: January 2013.

NOT FOR SALE: FEMINISTS RESISTING PORNOGRAPHY & PROSTITUTION, Christine Stark and Rebecca Whisnant, Spinifex Press, 2004. “This book is a must-read for anyone wanting to understand current thought on prostitution and pornography. It demonstrates the need to provide more practical assistance for women wanting to leave the sex industry, and portrays negative effects, including to men who read pornography – see provocative article by Rus Ervin Funk. Anyone interested in working to reduce pornography and prostitution could benefit from reading this book.” Nancy Flanakin, National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence, August 2005.



Power AND Control Wheel FOR WOMEN INVOLVED IN STREET PROSTITUTION, © Safe Exit at Toynbee Hall, based on the Power and Control Wheel developed by Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs, Duluth, MN.

PROSTITUTION AND SEX-TRAFFICKING: AN ANALYTIC TRUTH, Mia de Faoite, Surviving-Prostitution, May 5, 2013.

PROSTITUTION LOOKS CHIC, BUT TRUTH IS UGLY, Anne K. Ream and R. Clifton Spargo, Chicago Tribune, Chicago, IL: April 27, 2008. Copyright © 2008 Chicago Tribune.

PROSTITUTION OF JUVENILES: PATTERNS FROM NIBRS, David Finkelhor and Richard Ormrod, Juvenile Justice Bulletin, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Washington, DC: June 2004.

RUNNING IN THE SHADOWS: FOR RUNAWAYS, SEX BUYS SURVIVAL, Ian Urbina, The New York TImes, Ashland, OR: October 26, 2009. Copyright © 2009 The New York Times Company.

SEX WORKERS NEED SAFETY, NOT PROSECUTORS, Juhu Thukral, Women's eNews, New York, NY: March 16, 2008. Copyright © 2008 Women's eNews.

SHIFTING THE PARADIGM FROM PROSECUTION TO PROTECTION OF CHILD VICTIMS OF PROSTITUTION, Update, National District Attorneys Association, Alexandria, VA.

(Volume 21, number 8), Toolsi Gowin Meisner, 2009.

(Volume 22, number 8), Rami S. Badawy, 2010.

StrEET PROSTITUTION (2nd edition), Michael S. Scott and Kelly Dedel, Probelm-Oriented Guides for Police No. 2, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, Washington, DC: November 2006.

Sweden’s Prostitution Solution: Why Hasn’t Anyone Tried This Before?, Marie De Santis, Women’s Justice Center, Santa Rosa, CA. Copyright © Marie De Santis, Women’s Justice Center.

TEN THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT THE MEN WHO BUY SEX, Real Escape from the Sex Trade, Seattle, WA: April 30, 2013. Copyright © 2013 Rest.

TRAFFICKING IN POLITICS: BUSH’S STRONG RHETORIC ON SEX SLAVERY MASKS POLICY FAILURES, Eartha Melzer, In These Times, Chicago, IL: March 14, 2005. Copyright © 2005 In These Times.

U.S. SEX WORKERS HAIL NATION'S NEW STANCE, Amy Lieberman, Women's eNews, New York, NY: April 21, 2011. Copyright © 2011 Women's eNews.

VIOLENCE AND POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER IN A SAMPLE OF INNER-CITY STREET PROSTITUTES, Roberto J. Valera, Robin G. Sawyer, and Glenn R. Schiraldi, American Journal of Health Studies, Summer 2000.  Synopsis written by Rus Ervin Funk, Louisville, KY.

 

 


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