Cult of Gracie

Valiant Gnostic Of Sexuality

April 20, 2015
by Gracie
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This Tech Startup Is Helping the Cops Track Sex Workers Online

Rescue Forensics claims it can scrape “massive quantities of data” from online escort ads and give that information to law enforcement, but advocates for sex workers say that such a service doesn’t help anyone. Source: www.vice.com More people jumping in … Continue reading

March 8, 2015
by Gracie
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The Sex Trafficking White Slave Trade Stories Never End (Or, The Same Approach After All These Years)

In January, National Trafficking Awareness Month prompted me to hunt for one of the many books in my sex work history collection which would illustrate that it’s the same old story ~ and worse, the same old solution. As many … Continue reading

July 24, 2013
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Call For Papers: Special Issue on Sex Trafficking in Sociological Perspectives

The following is a call for papers (links added by yours truly). Dear Colleagues, We (Barb Brents, University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Kari Lerum, University of Washington, Bothell) are guest editors for a special cluster (half issue) of Sociological … Continue reading

May 11, 2013
by Gracie
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“Objectively So Rare” & Rare Objectivity

There’s been quite a lot of coverage surrounding the release of the young women, Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry, and Gina DeJesus, abducted and held in Cleveland. Some of it has been excellent ~ most notably that on The Rachel Maddow … Continue reading

June 7, 2012
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Definitions & Distinctions In Sex Work, Trafficking, And Sex Worker Activism

There’s a public blog which is a companion to the Survivors Connect Network, “a private online meeting place for survivors of prostitution and sex trafficking”; the bog is where I found an interesting post by Stella Marr, a former prostitute … Continue reading

April 20, 2012
by Gracie
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More Sex Trafficking Myth-Information

Nicholas Kristof says, “The biggest forum for sex trafficking of under-age girls in the United States appears to be a Web site called Backpage.com.” Not exactly sure why he can say that; but I’ll let him continue for now, because … Continue reading