“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 women are 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” “Pascha – One of Europe’s biggest … Continue reading Update: Prostitution in Germany during the Corona Pandemic

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

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. But this bone I’m intending to pick … 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

Child Trafficking under New Zealand’s Decriminalization

Heralded as an approach with revolutionary difference to German and Swiss style legalization, decriminalization as pioneered in 2003 in New Zealand has long been held up as a viable alternative, but what does it mean in regards to the paid rape of children? The 2008 New Zealand government review of the Prostitution Reform Act (PRA) is often cited as evidence that fears about increased trafficking … Continue reading Child Trafficking under New Zealand’s Decriminalization

(Pseudo) Child Prostitution Under Legalization

“Teenyland” is a brothel in Cologne, a major German city. It’s selling point? All women on offer are aged 18-19, some of them still finishing high school, some of them “only a few days legal” – collectively nicknamed “lolitas”. This of course is not the only brothel where women are asked to playact pedocriminal scenarios, but it is the most blatant example of men seeking … Continue reading (Pseudo) Child Prostitution Under Legalization

How Normalizing Prostitution Protects Child Abusers

Finding yourself irritated or angered by Teen Vogue advertising prostitution to teenage girls? The issue is much bigger than that: Advocates in favor of legalizing or decriminalizing prostitution frequently claim that a change of law on adult prostitution won’t affect any legislation or approaches to the sexual exploitation of children and that child safe guarding concerns are misplaced in the debate on adult prostitution laws … Continue reading How Normalizing Prostitution Protects Child Abusers