Category Archives: In the Street

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To order:LIST ALL CONTACT INFO AND SIZE DETAILS IN THE INFORMATION COMMENT SECTION ALONG WITH YOUR PAYPAL PAYMENT.  

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Human Trafficking, Endangerment, and Exploitation

http://www.humantrafficking.org/combat_trafficking

http://www.missingkids.com/CSTT

http://www.netsmartz.org/Predators

http://www.missingkids.com/CyberTipline

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Please Join Us on March 26, 2013 on

the Alpharetta Campus of GA Perimeter College for this historic appearance of

Actor/Director/Producer Jasmine Guy

Jasmine Guy

Guy is the national spokesperson for the “I Am Not Yours” Campaign co-founded by Mona Stephen and Natalie A. Gates.

“I Am Not Yours”seeks to publicize the problem of the child sex trafficking industry both in metro Atlanta and in the nation.

 

If you think that human trafficking, organized child/teen endangerment and exploitation rings, and everyday sexual assault and violence don’t impact you, read on.  If you’ve experienced any of this directly or  indirectly there may be more you can glean from our postings.   If you are an activist, know that we know that information alone isn’t enough.  It is simply a start.  It is what we can do to join the fight.

from photobucket

http://www.thedailymuse.com/education/human-trafficking-the-myths-and-the-real

http://www.thedailymuse.com/education/the-fight-for-freedom-7-organizations-combating-human-trafficking/

 http://www.thedailymuse.com/education/take-action-7-ways-to-join-the-fight-against-human-trafficking/

http://www.notforsalecampaign.org/

http://www.charlieglickman.com/2011/05/a-sex-positive-perspective-on-sexwork/

PLEASE ADD RESOURCE INFORMATION BELOW IN THE COMMENT SECTION AND ENCOURAGE ALL COMPANIES AND AGENCIES WITH WHOM YOU DO BUSINESS TO CREATE A PAGE ON THEIR WEBSITES DEDICATED TO ERADICATING HUMAN TRAFFICKING.

Thank you.

DC and soko

What Constitutes Sex Work?

There is much discussion of sex for hire, specifically, the rights, ills,benefits, exploits, and contradictions associated with it. If the condemnation of sex work could stand up to close scrutiny, would sex work disappear? (Why) should it?

Like gun control, marijuana, and abortion, this topic is typically debated without benefit of facts or relative truth; without reference to condition, culture, class, or circumstance; without the inclusion of the voices of sex workers themselves.

We don’t presume to have a neat solution for keeping sex workers safe or for keeping those who utilize them honest. What we do offer is this information that attempts neutrality for the sake of engaging all kinds of readers -including sex workers themselves- regardless of your beliefs and ideas about prostitution, pro dominance, phone sex operators, striptease, web cam sex operators, call boys, escort services, peepshows, the adult video industry, or sex bartering.

Readers will notice, however, neutrality at Sex Positive Works ends squarely where abduction, rape and other violence; child/teen assaults, endangerment and exploitation; and human trafficking begin. This is why, although the issues, can overlap, we dedicate separate pages to their discussion.

Check back periodically, as we do add information and resource links.  Provision of links doesn’t indicate SPW’s agreement with all titles or content.  Opinions are those of the source-writers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex_worker

http://www.charlieglickman.com/2011/05/a-sex-positive-perspective-on-sexwork/

http://prostitution.procon.org/view.answers.php?questionID=000849

http://blog.audaciaray.com/post/20228032642/why-the-sex-positive-movement-is-bad-for-sex-workers

“Hey Mama”

http://atlanta.ihollaback.org/2011/05/17/prophyl-tactics-for-the-international-day-against-homophobia-idaho-and-for-every-other-day/

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Here’s an excerpt:  “…Take the dude who said to me today, “Hey momma,” as I walked past him wearing a necktie and cuff links.  Did I “holla back”?  My face said it all.  Ass.  (Never saw him coming.)

Obviously, there will be petty, intolerant, presumptuous and just plain scary people by whom or with whom we must travel to reach our destinations.  They’ve been hanging around since the beginning of time.  That said, this epidemic of street harassment – be it in the form of a grunt, a gesture or a challenge to fistfight – will continue to go unchecked without socialization overhauls on simultaneous fronts.  Commitment to social change requires activism in our hearts, minds and homes, as well as in the streets.  In workplaces, schools, places of worship, and places of leisure; through media and legislation; and in our willingness to stand up for ourselves and intercede for others, combating harassment must become norm, not exception.

Cole Thomas is Founder of Atlanta-based AGenda Benda Justice and C.E.O of AGendaBendaGear [now split in two with some products an services falling under SPW and others under AGenda Benda Justice]; African American Educator; gender-fluid butch Dominant; lesbian Activist-poet; bio parent; female-for-government-purposes; Queer art-fag; Warrior-boi.”