Tag: the sex trade

Prostitution is already destigmatized, it’s not helping

Last week, 22-year-old Marylène Lévesque was murdered by a 51-year-old man named Eustachio Gallese. Lévesque was in prostitution, employed by a Quebec “massage parlour,” where men paid her for sex. The Montreal Gazette…

INTERVIEW: Women of colour speak out against prostitution

Raquel Rosario Sanchez speaks with four women who participated in a recent event looking at the experiences of women of colour in the sex trade, and the connection between racism and prostitution.

Suzzan Blac on art, trauma, and child exploitation

Suzzan Blac began painting as a kind of therapy, to express the intense emotions and process the trauma she couldn’t communicate in words. Rae Story speaks with her about her work, the sex trade, and the normalization of child exploitation.

PODCAST: Why feminists care about sex robots

“I don’t see technology as neutral — I see technology as driven by cultural forces. And the cultural forces that are driving this technology is the commercial sex trade.”