Updated 7/8/2019 HELLO! Thank you for your interest in my discussions on survival sex, sex work and sex trafficking. This post contains strong content not appropriate for all environments.
Torturing Sex Workers, with Melanie Dante: Ken’s guest is Melanie Dante, a self-identified active consensual adult sex worker, discussing various issues surrounding the sex trades, badly needed decriminalization, and holes in the law that create “viminals”, i.e., making criminals out of victims of sexual abuse.
Support: Amending PA SB 337 To Protect Sex Workers & Survivors
JAN 10 • Thank you so much for your fair and balanced coverage of the 15th Annual IDTEVASW. Since 2012 SWOP and SAFE have strived to stand up and speak out in Philly on issues specific to stigma and gratuitous violence against sex workers. Folks are always amazed at how hard and painful this event is to do, yet in the end how truly blessed we are to be able to come together to do it. Many households in most areas of Greater Philadelphia, if not all of PA, are touched somehow by this issue. Talking about sex work and prostitution is hard. Living in shame and silence is harder. D/17 is not fun, though it is full of love. Truly. We are here because we have been there, and we care. Our voice is their voice. Thank you for covering the memorial. Words cannot even express the gratitude I feel right now. Philly is proving we got LOVE!
NEWSDAY: Corinna Slusser of Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, was last seen on Sept. 20, 2017, in near 1922 Boston Rd. in the Bronx. She last spoke with her mother that day, NYPD officials said. According to a criminal complaint unsealed Thursday in Manhattan federal district court, she was one of two alleged sex trafficking victims of Ishi Woney, 23. By Anthony M. DeStefano
Pennsylvania should partner with NamUs | Opinion | dailyitem.com
If Escorting Was Decriminalized This Would Not Be News: Pennsylvania mayor charged with soliciting prostitute The Associated Press
State police have arrested the mayor of Bloomsburg, Columbia County, on charges of soliciting and patronizing a prostitute. Police said 36-year-old Eric Bower paid for sex several times, most recently in early April. They said Bower and a confidential informant agreed to meet at a Hampton Inn, where he showed up Friday with $200 and condoms.
Former Senior Deputy Attorney General Pearl Kim is considering a run to replace retiring Congressman Pat Meehan in the 7th Congressional district on the Republican ticket. “I am interested in effectuating change in Washington, and I was able to that on the Pennsylvania level and hope to do the same thing on the federal level,” Kim said.
As a prosecutor, Kim sees an important role in the #MeToo movement in society. Written by Paul Engelkemier, Managing Editor Politics PA
Why should Larksville PA cops bother with investigations and due process when they can rely on anonymous tips and social shaming?
UUPLAN's Anti-Mass Incarceration Team has agreed to support SB 554 - Safe Harbor in Human Trafficking. This bill would send minors who are victims of sex trafficking to treatment rather than prosecuting them. The bill was introduced by Senator Greenleaf and has passed the Senate (50-0). It has been referred to House Judiciary Committee which has not yet scheduled a hearing.
Nine men (one local) caught in human trafficking bust - Story http://www.yourerie.com/news/local-news/nine-men-one-local-caught-in-human-trafficking-bust/818793406 Nine men are facing charges following a human trafficking sting in Ohio. One of those men is reportedly from Crawford County. 63-year-old Charles Hart of Cochranton is one of the men facing charges in the arrests. The sting operation was conducted Thursday by … Continue reading PA Press: Human Trafficking as a Euphemism for Prostitution
“The biggest issue is [sex workers] not knowing where they can go and talk openly and honestly.” Margaret Huang, AI
Pennsylvania is poor though full of potential.
Controversial treatment often used on minors attempts to "repair" gay, lesbian and transgender minors through talk or electroshock therapies.