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These are not sorted alphabetically (or any other sorting at this time). Articles and authors which are anti-prostitution are highlighted in yellow. We provide links to such articles because we believe that the more you know, the more you will support decriminalization of all consenting adult commercial sex and ancillary activities which also are consensual. [While some might believe the BS perpetuated by the radical leftist feminists and religious right, there are adults who feel more comfortable working for an employer such as the owner of an escort service, brothel, etc. which under current law calls such employers "pimps" because they negotiate fees and receive a portion of the fees for their services. Other people in the entertainment industry (of which sex work is a part)- such as actors, musicians, writers, etc. are able to hire people who provide those services for them, and such people are called "agents" and "managers" who also receive a fee from the entertainer and no one finds this objectionable.]










The 'White Slavery' Panic

Joanne McNeil

April 2008

Reason Magazine


The Vice Trust: A Reinterpretation of the White Slavery Scare in the United States, 1907-1917

Mara Keire

Fall 2001

Journal of Social History -  Volume 35, Number 1, pp. 5-41


Time to Challenge the Anti- Prostitution Lobby

Alison Murray

1994 (approx)

Essays on Trafficking

Comments/ Notes Subsection 1 a-c

History of Prostitution as Trafficking Issue- How the ‘moral panic’ over the ‘white slave trade’ of the late 19th and early 20th century became the moral and social panic over sex trafficking of the present.  Article 1A is especially important to explain the lies and false premises that triggered the hysteria over 100 years ago, which are still employed today to continue the panic of the so called sex slave trade.


Data and Research on Human Trafficking: Bibliography of Research-Based Literature



October 2008

Institute for the Study of International Migration, Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

Comments/ Notes Subsection 2

This report was prepared for Karen J. Bachar, Ph.D. Social Science Analyst and Violence and Victimization Research Division, Office of Research and Evaluation National Institute of Justice   and U.S. Department of Justice


The Left, The Right and the Prostitute: The Making of the U.S. Anti Trafficking in Persons Policy


Jacqueline Berman


Spring 2006


Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law


Comments/ Notes Subsection 3

A very important examination of the anti trafficking propaganda that influences the policy under which so many men, women and children are harmed.


The Growing Moral Panic Over Prostitution and Sex Trafficking

Prof. Ronald Weitzer

Sept/Oct 2005

The Criminologist/ American Society of Criminology:        Vol. 30 No.5


Flawed Theory and Method of Studies in Prostitution

Prof. Ronald Weitzer

July 2005

Violence Against Women, Vol. 11, No. 7 Sage Publications


Prostitution Harms Women Even if Indoors: Reply to Weitzer

Melissa Farley

July 2005

Violence Against Women, Vol. 11, No. 7 Sage Publications



Sociology of Sex Work

Prof. Ronald Weitzer


Annual Review of Sociology


The Social Construction of Sex Trafficking: Ideology  and Institutionalization of  a Moral Crusade

Prof. Ronald Weitzer

Summer 2007

Politics and Society/SAGE publications


Mythology of Prostitution: Advocacy Research and Public Policy

Prof. Ronald Weitzer

Feb. 2010

Sex Res Soc Policy online


Prostitution: Facts and Fictions

Prof. Ronald Weitzer

Fall 2007

American Sociological Association Vol. 6, no 4, pp 28-33


Rehashing Tired Claims About Prostitution

Prof. Ronald Weitzer

July 2005

Violence Against Women, Vol. 11, No. 7 Sage Publications






Comments/ Notes Subsection 4a-h

THIS SUBSECTION IS A MUST READ- both Prof. Weitzer’s articles and the ‘response’ to his articles by Melissa Farley. Prof. Weitzer is with the George Washington University, Department of Sociology. His current research is on legal prostitution systems.






Human Trafficking Evokes Outrage, Little Evidence

Jerry Markon

Sept. 23, 2007

The Washington Post


Sex Trafficking: The Abolitionist Fallacy

Ann Jordan

March 2009

Foreign Policy in Focus


The Crusade Against Sex Trafficking

Noy Thrupkaew

Sept. 16, 2009

The Nation Institute


Beyond Rescue/ part two of a 2 part series

Noy Thrupkaew

Oct 8, 2009

The Nation Institute


Border Thinking on Migration, Trafficking and Commercial Sex: How ‘Rescue’ from trafficking yet again means police detention

Laura Agustin

July 20, 2010

Laura is a well known and highly respected researcher on migrant labor and trafficking


Stop this illicit trade in bullshit stories

Brendan O’Neill

Mar 18, 2010

Spiked- online



Prostitution and trafficking- the anatomy of a moral panic

Nick Davies

October 20, 2009

The Guardian (UK)


Md. police seek tougher laws to combat human trafficking

Dan Morse

March 3, 2010

The Washington Post



Debbie Nathan

Aug 11, 2005

The Nation


Inquiry fails to find single trafficker who forced anybody into prostitution

Nick Davies

October 20, 2009

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The Guardian (UK)


New State Department Human Trafficking Estimate: 12.3 Million [and we found out the moon IS made of green cheese!!!!nj]

unknown author/ UTTER BS!!!!!

June 18, 2010



Recommended Principles and Guidelines on Human Rights and Human Trafficking

United Nations

(?) 2002

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights


Anti- Trafficking and the Production of the Nation: Female Migrants, Prostitution and State Control

Kerwin Kaye

Approx. 2004

New York University

Comments/ Notes Subsection 5 a-m

The above subsection has a number of very important articles- including one (5a) from the Washington Post  (2007) which states that despite the best efforts of all the anti- trafficking organizations which receive millions of government dollars, actual trafficked victims are just not being found...




Perfect Victims and Real Survivors: 

The Iconic Victim in Domestic Human Trafficking Law



Associate Professor of Law and Director, Immigrants’ Rights Clinic, Stanford Law  Sch ool

Feb. 2007

Boston University Law Review 

Comments/ Notes Subsection 6

....The abolitionist view espoused by the Bush administration is that sex work is inherently non-consensual. Victims of sex trafficking are passive as to their exploitation because the nature of sex work is such that consent is impossible.

Focus on iconic victims who are completely helpless victims of sex trafficking leaves little room for victims of trafficking for forced labor...


Redefining Prostitution as Sex Work on the International Agenda

Jo Bindman, Anti- Slavery International

Jo Doezema, Network of Sex Work Projects

June 1997

Anti- Slavery International

Comments/ Notes Subsection 7

Until sex work is recognized as work, and it is understood that there are many men, women and transgendered persons who choose to engage in sex work- for whatever reason, those who are truly victims of coercion and violence do not have a chance to be acknowledged as such. Resources are squandered by law enforcement agencies going after everyone involved in prostitution rather than listening to the sex workers who are most likely to know who is and isn’t a victim and who is  trafficking underage persons and forcing anyone into sex slavery (which is much different than prostitution)


Sex, slaves and citizens: the politics of


Bridget Anderson and Rutvica Andrijasevic

Winter 2008

Soundings, Winter, Issue 40

Comments/ Notes Subsection 8

“Trafficking is in the news. Thousands of individuals, hundreds of groups, dozens of newspapers are determined to stamp it out. This focus on trafficking consistently reflects and reinforces deep public concern about prostitution/sex work.. to challenge the expression... is akin to saying that one endorses slavery or is against motherhood and apple pie... But we believe it is necessary to tread  the line of challenging motherhood and apple pie while not endorsing slavery, because the moral panic over trafficking is diverting attention from the structural causes of the abuse of migrant workers...”


Kicking Down the Door: The Use of Raids to Fight Trafficking in Persons


Sex Workers Project 2009

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Sex Workers Project

Comments/ Notes Subsection 9

“These raids are ugly and horrible. They…bang on the door, they break the door, they come in with the guns out! In the beginning, it’s frightening and upsetting. [Law enforcement] could do anything, you don’t know what they are going to do. … It’s really horrible, sometimes if they are very angry, they don’t let you get dressed. They take you in your work clothes. … One never lets go of the fear. Being afraid never goes away. They provoke that.” Celia, arrested seven timese without being screened for trafficking


Human Trafficking: Better Data, Strategy and Reporting Needed to Enhance US Anti-trafficking Efforts

United States Government Accountability Office

July 2006

Report to the Chairman, Committee on the Judiciary and the Chairman, Committee on International Relations, House of Representatives

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US GOVERNMENT REPORT: 2011 Report: Characteristics of Suspected Human Trafficking Incidents-  2008- 2010



The Politics of Human Trafficking

Neil Howard and  Mumatz Lalani

April 2008

St. Anthony’s International Review,  Volume 4, Number 1, 

Comments/ Notes Subsection 11

“Though much contemporary coverage depicts human trafficking as a terrifying new phenomenon situated within very original debates as to how it should be stopped, Kemala Kempadoo, amongst others, has detailed a historical context and discursive tradition that dates back over a century. In late nineteenth century Europe and North America, she

explains, the increasing social and physical mobility of unaccompanied women provoked a conservative moralistic Victorian outcry against what was seen as a threat to the very fabric of society.”


Prostitution Policies and Sex Trafficking: Assessing the use of prostitution based policies as tools for combating sex trafficking

Victoria Hayes 

Fall 2008

Kentlaw.edu final paper

Comments/ Notes Subsection 12

This paper explores the relationship between prostitution and sex trafficking, examining the use of prostitution-based policies as a tool for combating sex trafficking and assessing the value of focusing on these prostitution-based policies in the battle against sex trafficking. The first section describes the international definition of trafficking in human beings and its position on regulating prostitution. The second section outlines the four general approaches to prostitution legislation: complete criminalization, partial decriminalization, decriminalization, and legalization 


Prostitution, Sex Work and Violence:

Discursive and Political Contexts for

Five Texts on Paid Sex, 1987–2001

Svati P. Shah

November 2004

Gender & History, Vol.16 No.3, pp. 794–812.

Comments/ Notes Subsection 13

“Feminist debates on prostitution are critically informed and, in some instances, shaped by their engagements with violence in gendered exploitation. The physical and symbolic practices of violence experienced by women selling sexual services together comprise an abiding feature of arguments against prostitution altogether, and one of the main points of

contention between prostitution abolitionists, and advocates of the rights of prostitutes/sex workers. “


Behind Closed Doors: An Analysis of Indoor Sex Work in New York City

Juhu Thukral, Esq.,     Melissa Ditmore, Ph.D., and Alexandra Murphy

(?) 2005

Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center

Comments/ Notes Subsection 14

“In recent years, the United States government has turned its attention to the issue of human trafficking with renewed vigor. This focus has culminated in national legislation, the Trafficking Victims Protect Act (TVPA) of 2000.9 The TVPA aims to “combat trafficking in persons, a contemporary manifestation of slavery whose victims are predominantly women and children, to ensure just and effective punishment of traffickers, and to protect their victims.”