Roundtable

"The Pimping of Prostitution: Abolishing the Sex Work Myth"

Published on Oct 18 2017 12:22 PM EST


Start Date/Time: Oct 26 2017 12:00 PM EST

End Date/Time: Oct 26 2017 1:00 PM EST


Julie Bindel's "The Pimping of Prostitution" examines one of the most contested issues facing feminists, human rights activists and governments around the globe – the international sex trade.

Over the course of two years, Bindel conducted 250 interviews in almost 40 countries, Bindel uncovered the lies, mythology and criminal activity that shroud this global trade, and suggests here a way forward for the women seeking to abolish the oldest oppression.

Rachel Moran, sex trade survivor and author of "Paid For: My Journey Through Prostitution" will join Bindel to discuss how sexual exploitation can be successfully combatted.

Panel List

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      Profile

    Julie Bindel

    Author and Journalist

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      Profile

    Rachel Moran

    SPACE Inernational

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      Profile

    Karin Ryan

    Senior Policy Advisor on Human Rights and Special Representative on Women and Girls

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      Organization

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      Profile

    Bridget Perrier

    Co-Founder

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      Organization

    Sextrade101

    Sextrade101 is Toronto's ONLY Sex Trade Survivors and Abolitionists Organization. We are Canada's leading experiential public figures regarding the sex trade. We educate the public on the real truths surrounding Prostitution and Exploitation. Sextrade101 believes that prostitution is not a choice, but that it's lack of choice that keeps women and girls enslaved. We believe everyone should be shown a viable way out of the sex trade and not be encouraged to stay in it. We believe in helping people understand the full price of life in prostitution before they become involved and in helping women get out alive with their minds, bodies, and lives intact. We have been collectively afraid, raped, beaten, sold, discarded. Most of us were also children who were forgotten, neglected, abused, used, led astray, abandoned, and not protected. Sextrade101 members and advocates are current and former prostituted women.

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    Pastor Paul Palmer

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      Organization

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