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From the depths of the dark web, the identities and location of pimps can be scrubbed. 'Laptop' via www.shutterstock.com

How the American online sex trade continues to thrive

Two criminologists wanted to learn the tricks of the trade so they went to the source, interviewing over 70 pimps.
Gold miners appear after being trapped underground at a mine in Carltonville, west of Johannesburg. Managing their safety has been a major issue as South Africa has among the deepest and most dangerous mines. Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko

Lessons learnt from taking sides as a sociologist in unjust times

When sociologists, driven by their value commitments, go beyond the relative comfort of the classroom and engage with organisations outside the university, they dirty their hands.
International Sex Workers’ Rights Day in San Francisco, 2008. REUTERS/Kimberly White

Should prostitution be decriminalized?

Empirical evidence and a recommendation from Amnesty International are making it increasingly difficult for naysayers to ignore the ways that sex workers are harmed by criminalization.
Due to the lack of reliable statistics surrounding human trafficking, there is no real scope of how large the problem really is, making it more difficult to police. Shutterstock

Human trafficking in South Africa: an elusive statistical nightmare

Human trafficking is a major source of misery around the world. The absence of reliable statistics to determine its enormity has led to inflated guesstimates that harm efforts to combat the scourge.
Average sex worker turns over £100,000 a year – apparently. Walking by Shuttersock

Is prostitution really worth £5.7 billion a year?

The EU has demanded rapid payment of £1.7 billion from the UK because the economy has done better than predicted. Some of this is because the prostitution market is now considered as part of our national…
The legal doctrine of coverture effectively suspended women’s legal existence. D. Sarle

So Jane Caro thinks traditional marriage was ‘prostitution’ …

This week’s episode of ABC’s typically male-dominated show Q&A involved a panel of women who were speakers at Sydney’s Festival of Dangerous Ideas (FODI). While the show presented far more conservative…

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