Major Sociological Association Supports Decriminalizing Prostitution

The Society for the Study of Social Problems accepted a resolution supporting the decriminalization of prostitution written by Jenny Heineman, co-coordinator of the Sex Workers’ Outeach Project-Las Vegas (SWOP-LV),  plus they honored  SWOP-LV at a banquet in Aug. 2011 for the organization’s social justice advocacy.  Here’s a link to the resolution:  http://www.sssp1.org/index.cfm/pageid/1516#R3 .

I appreciate how the resolution addresses human trafficking without conflating all sex work with trafficking or using this issue to promote the harmful laws against sex workers.  This shows how being anti-slavery and anti-trafficking doesn’t have to mean being anti-sex work.

3 Responses

  1. This is very good news; every extra ally hastens the day when we can no longer be ignored.🙂

  2. Every extra ally also means the day will come when we can go to the authorities without fear of being arrested with a genuine complaint of assault by a dangerous client. We won’t have to choose between staying silent or getting help.

  3. Good work Ladies. The Sex workers of Ireland are under awful pressure from moralist groups at the moment trying to bring in the failed ‘Swedish Law’ to harass workers and criminalise the clients.

    Lend them support if you can.

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