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Revisiting Marianismo

Revisiting a “cultural value” among Latin@s and an interview with documentarian Erica Fletcher who created a film Marianismo about Latinas living with HIV.

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Second “Explosive(!)” “Shocking(!)” Live Action Video Reveals… Health Workers Providing Care!

Lila Rose and Live Action Films have released a second video in their promised expose of Planned Parenthood.  And the only thing shocking about this video is that Rose and her cohorts think there is something shocking about it.

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(UPDATE) “Sex Traffickers” Target Planned Parenthood in Possible Live Action Films Hoax

What is the value of a “sting” operation if the goal is just to “sting?” In a juvenile effort to harass Planned Parenthood, anti-choicers find themselves the focus of a possible FBI investigation.

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The Crusade Against Sex Trafficking: “Sister, Why Doesn’t Anything Change?”

Gary Haugen is cradling the padlocks in his thick hands. A former high
school football player–bristly crew cut, broad shoulders squeezed into
a dress shirt–Haugen has more the mien of a military man than a lawyer,
although his image is in keeping with the muscular work of the
organization he founded and heads. The president of the International
Justice Mission, an evangelical Christian organization devoted to
combating human rights abuses in the developing world, Haugen is musing
over the mementos of IJM’s work in India and Cambodia.

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my review of Siddarth Kara’s book Sex Trafficking

I reviewed Siddarth Kara’s book. He is strong on structural issues but his book turns to salacious material and hero fantasies.

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Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Kristof and Wudunn

Pulitzer Prize winning authors Kristof and Wudunn put it all together in a new book, Half the Sky:Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. .

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AIDS Health Workers and Anti-Trafficking Activists – Is There a Conflict?

In the global crisis of violence against women, there is a heated debate about the best way to approach the issues at the intersection of HIV/AIDS and human trafficking. Advocates of “harm elimination” push the abolishment of sexual slavery, trafficking, and prostitution. Those who believe in “harm reduction” are working to ameliorate the HIV/AIDS crisis in a pre-existing negative situation.

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Roundup: South Dakota’s Proposed Abortion Ban, Women Voters Key

South Dakota readies again for abortion fight; Illinois AG Lisa Madigan strongly opposes HHS regulation; More calls for better sex education; Women voters will make or break election; WaPo features heart-wrenching story of former sex slave Somaly Mam.

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Sex Work, Trafficking: Understanding the Difference

Legislation and advocacy work have often blurred or denied any difference between trafficking and sex work. That has always made things worse rather than better for those involved.

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Prostitute Numbers Expected to Jump During DNC

Denver’s goal to make August’s Democratic National Convention eco-friendly could overshadow other important issues – such as the spike in prostitutes being imported to town to cater to the city’s 35,000 guests.

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