What’s Current: Number of prostituted people doubled in Germany after decriminalization

An open letter to Richard Gere on Pretty Woman’s 25th anniversary.

Irish woman describes her experiences in prostitution: “We were like ragdolls…just objects to be passed around. I looked at my friend and I couldn’t protect her.”

Rebecca Mott: “To be called SWERF by the sex trade lobby is a back-handed compliment – for that ridiculous word shows a fear of the power of the exited to speak truth to power, and to force real revolution and gain full human rights for all the prostituted.”

Two years after Germany decriminalized prostitution, the number of prostitutes doubled from 200,000 to 400,000, with the majority being trafficked.

“Prostitution and human trafficking cannot be separated.” Interview with EU expert on German prostitution industry.

Survey says 1 in 10 women have been threatened with revenge porn. It turns out even “good guys” do it.

And finally, some feel-good news: Both Facebook and Twitter are facing gender discrimination lawsuits. Ladies are calling out the illegal sexism of Silicon Valley’s bro-culture.

Susan Cox is a recovering academic in Philosophy, turned journalist, living in Toronto, Canada. Follow her @Blasfemmey. Got articles for What’s Current? Email [email protected].

Susan Cox

Susan Cox is a feminist writer and academic living in the United States. She teaches in Philosophy.