Category Archive: Prostitution

Great Cause, Not-So-Great Music

By Juliana Jiménez Jada Pinkett Smith released a song about sex trafficking called “Nada Se Compara”, as you can tell, in Spanish. The video was  directed by Salma Hayek, and together with Pinkett… Continue reading

Secret Service Goes Sextouristing in Colombia

By Juliana Jiménez When President Obama arrived in Colombia this weekend for the Summit of the Americas, he was greeted with less-than-welcome news: Eleven Secret Service agents had been suspended and sent home for… Continue reading

The Problem with “Pimping”

By Juliana Jiménez In the same way that the reaction to Trayvon Martin’s death revealed the charged and potentially racist meanings of a hoodie, the reaction to Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s arrest last week on a warning of… Continue reading

Afghan girl tortured for refusing prostitution

Afghan girl tortured by in-laws for refusing prostitution From Yahoo! News – Reuters Running away from an abusive husband or a forced marriage are considered “moral crimes,” for which women are currently imprisoned… Continue reading

Fighting Back, One Brothel Raid at a Time – NYTimes.com

By Juliana Jiménez Nicholas Kristof, as always, has this excellent column on sex trafficking in Cambodia, focusing particularly on Somaly Mam, an anti-sex slavery activist he joined in a brothel raid. Fighting Back,… Continue reading