Who is killing whom, where, how and why in German prostitution?

Warning: Disturbing content! The state fully sanctioning the sex trade does not prevent lethal violence against people in it – it may even provide its own justifications for violence. So indicates the first-ever study into murders in the German sex trade written by Manuela Schon and Anna Hoheide, as well as my own assessment of 40 years of cases from the wiki project “Sex Industry … Continue reading Who is killing whom, where, how and why in German prostitution?

Consent Culture and Sex-Buying Cannot Co-Exist

This piece was in part inspired by Jonah Mix’s “Enthusiastic Consent and Prostitution are Incompatible.” Read it for a fuller picture. We could give as many lessons on sexual consent as we like but as long as it remained legal for anyone to go online or drive down a street and buy a woman and very often a girl, the confusion would remain.  Mia De … Continue reading Consent Culture and Sex-Buying Cannot Co-Exist

The Fight for the Nordic Model in Israel with Luba Fein

On Nov 1st, feminist activist Luba Fein joined me on my YouTube channel to discuss the abolitionist movement in Israel, the successes and ongoing struggels, various sex trade myths especially around female poverty and much more: Here are is a slightly abbreviated version of the interview, for those who prefer reading to listening: Elly Arrow: Israel is the most recent country to adopt the Nordic … Continue reading The Fight for the Nordic Model in Israel with Luba Fein

“Comfort Women” statue to be removed in Berlin due to pressure from Tokyo

I am not a historian or expert on the historical subject and period outlined in this blog post. I am also not an English native speaker. Further I have had to write this blog post in a short period of time, since the statue in question is at risk of being removed very soon and I want to raise awareness before it disappears. If there … Continue reading “Comfort Women” statue to be removed in Berlin due to pressure from Tokyo

Update: Prostitution in Germany during the Corona Pandemic

Belated update on the situation for women in prostitution during the Corona / Covid_19 in Germany. Brief summery: When a brothel goes under financially, pimps retire on generous sums and many women, men and trans people end up homeless and/or get fined for trying to survive. This is prostitution legalisation: Sources “Brothels reopening despite Corona – here is where prostitution is allowed again in Germany” … Continue reading Update: Prostitution in Germany during the Corona Pandemic

The myth of the safe and privileged “high class hooker”

This blogpost is available in audio form. I have a bone to pick both with the crowd that advocates for the normalization of prostitution – specifically the many casual supporters of a normalized sex trade, who like to trot out cases of women making four digit sums a night as proof that the sex industry is a safe, freely chosen and fantastic deal for women. … Continue reading The myth of the safe and privileged “high class hooker”

WAP & OnlyFans: Stop Blaming Women for Man-Made Porn Culture

The shaming of women who post (semi)nude images or videos online is almost as pervasive in the culture as is the presence of said images. But while we wag our fingers at women in the various kinds of porn saturating various kinds of media, we forget to ask who runs the apps, the websites and the companies who put it all online in the first … Continue reading WAP & OnlyFans: Stop Blaming Women for Man-Made Porn Culture

The Prostitute’s Revenge in Japanese Folklore

Note: I’m not a historian, anthropologist or scientist, nor am I proficient enough in Japanese to comprehend original primary sources. Inaccuracies due to my laywoman status are to be expected and excused. Corrections of any of my claims and assertions here are warmly welcome. This blogpost is available in video form here. Japanese folk tales are abundant in number and rich in detail: Every province … Continue reading The Prostitute’s Revenge in Japanese Folklore

Final Thoughts on Prostitution Law Affecting Children

Law and the media create the environment in which children grow up and pimps and paying pedocriminals seek out targets. Permissive attitudes towards men buying access to and profiting off the prostitution of adults impacts on children despite attempts at differentiating the two in law. On this matter it is irrelevant whether a country legalizes prostitution and attempts regulating or whether it takes the laissez-faire … Continue reading Final Thoughts on Prostitution Law Affecting Children

What Does a “Harm Reduction” Approach Mean for Exploited Minors?

The NSWP brief contains reasonable suggestions and demands – such as the full decriminalization of young adults and children in prostitution, easier access to health care and a non-judgmental approach by law enforcement and support services. Nonetheless applying the “harm reduction approach” to child sexual exploitation leaves society and children with the impression that there isn’t necessarily something harmful about being sexually accessed by adult … Continue reading What Does a “Harm Reduction” Approach Mean for Exploited Minors?

More Pedocriminal Apologetics from the Pro Prostitution Lobby

Because the term “pedophilic” means “child loving” I have decided to use the word “pedocriminal” instead to highlight that an adult sexually abusing a child is comitting a crime – never an act of love or affection. I’m not going to make a pronouncement as to whether anyone is born attracted to children – since that isn’t my area of expertise – but let me … Continue reading More Pedocriminal Apologetics from the Pro Prostitution Lobby

Exited women on the Impact of Prostitution Normalization on Youth

“Media coverage of those within the sex industry seems to be quite polarising. At one extreme there is the sad, human face of the street walker, who is using it to pay the rent, feed a child or possibly save up for their next drug hit. Then the other extreme, the ‘high end’ escort. The reader is opened up to a world of high fashion, … Continue reading Exited women on the Impact of Prostitution Normalization on Youth