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Jon Long
Sep 9, 2020
It's time for California to stand for the ideals espoused by our American Founding Fathers which have unfortunately disintegrated as a result of the inefficient, unfair, and dysfunctional practices of the federal government.

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Anita Kanitz
1 year ago
Power is being able to say complete and utter nonsense and have it be believed, powerlessness is where no matter how much cogent evidence and proof one has, to not be believed.
Catharine MacKinnon

Imagine that for hundreds of years your most formative traumas, your daily suffering and pain, the abuse you live through, the terror you live with, are unspeakable - not the basis of literature. You grow up with your father holding you down and covering your mouth so another man can make a horrible searing pain between your legs.... You learn how to leave your body and create someone else who takes over when you cannot stand it any more. You develop a self who is ingratiating and obsequious and imitative and aggressively passive and silent - you learn, in a word, femininity.
Catharine MacKinnon

Women are socially disadvantaged in controlling sexual access to their bodies through socialization to customs that define a woman's body as for sexual use by men. Sexual access is regularly forced or pressured or routinized beyond denial.
Catharine MacKinnon

Men, permitted to put words (and other things) in women's mouths, create scenes in which women desperately want to be bound, battered, tortured, humiliated, and killed.
Catharine MacKinnon

If you want to know who is being hurt in this society, go see what is being done and to whom in pornography and then go look for them other places in the world.
Catharine MacKinnon

Women are raped and coerced into sex.
Catharine MacKinnon

“Capitalism is not wicked or cruel when the commodity is the whore; profit is not wicked or cruel when the alienated worker is a female piece of meat; corporate bloodsucking is not wicked or cruel when the corporations in question, sell cunt; racism is not wicked or cruel when the black cunt or yellow cunt or red cunt or Hispanic cunt or Jewish cunt has her legs splayed for any man's pleasure; poverty is not wicked or cruel when it is the poverty of dispossessed women who have only themselves to sell; violence by the powerful against the powerless is not wicked or cruel when it is called sex; slavery is not wicked or cruel when it is sexual slavery; torture is not wicked or cruel when the tormented are women, whores, cunts. The new pornography is left-wing; and the new pornography is a vast graveyard where the Left has gone to die. The Left cannot have its whores and its politics too.”
― Andrea Dworkin, Pornography: Men Possessing Women

“The object, the woman, goes out into the world formed as men have formed her to be used as men wish to use her. She is then a provocation. The object provokes its use. It provokes its use because of its form, determined by the one who is provoked. The carpenter makes a chair, sits on it, then blames the chair because he is not standing. When the object complains about the use to which she is put, she is told, simply and firmly, not to provoke.”
― Andrea Dworkin, Pornography: Men Possessing Women

“Becoming a man requires that the boys learn to be indifferent to the fate of women. Indifference requires that the boy learn experience women as objects. The poet, the mystic, the prophet, the so-called sensitive man of any stripe, will still hear the wind whisper and the trees cry. But to him, women will be mute. He will have learned to be deaf to the sounds, sighs, whispers, screams of women in order to ally himself with other men in the hope that they will not treat him as child, that is, as one who belongs with the women.”
― Andrea Dworkin, Pornography: Men Possessing Women

“Porn is now so deeply embedded in our culture that it has become synonymous with sex to such a point that to criticize porn is to get slapped with the label anti-sex.

But what if you are a feminist who is pro-sex in the real sense of the word, pro that wonderful, fun, and deliciously creative force that bathes the body in delight and pleasure, and what you are actually against is porn sex? A kind of sex that is debased, dehumanized, formulaic, and generic, a kind of sex not based on individual fantasy, play, or imagination, but one that is the result of an industrial product created by those who get excited not by bodily contact but by market penetration and profits? Where, then, do you fit in the pro-sex, anti-sex dichotomy when pro-porn equals pro-sex?”
― Gail Dines, Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality

“Pornography is to sex what McDonalds is to food. A plasticized, generic version of the real thing.”
― Gail Dines

There are many crimes against women, girls and female childs: Domestic and sexual violence, street harassment, workplace harassment, catcalling, Eve teasing, tarrarush gamea, rape culture, mass and gang rapes, war rapes, child rapes, marital rapes, dowry murder, forced and child marriages, religous crimes, honour killings, FGM, sex slavery, women, girls and child trafficking, forced prostitution, rape pornography, online harassment, sadistic stalking, domestic and sexual murder, acid attacks, femicide, female infanticide, daily hate speech and sexism, sadistic and forced sexual practices, lack of freedom, education and human rights, forced dress codes like chador and burqa, victim blaming of assault, stalking, bullying and rape victims,witch hunts, widow murders, executions like stoning for rape and assault victims, imprisonment and punishment of female victims..
Violence against women, girls and female childs - particularly intimate partner violence and sexual violence - are major public health problems and violations of women's human rights and childrens rights..
Recent global prevalence figures indicate that about 1 in 3 (35%) of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime.
Most of this violence is intimate partner violence. Worldwide, almost one third (30%) of women who have been in a relationship report that they have experienced some form of physical and/or sexual violence by their intimate partner.
Globally, as many as 38% of murders of women are committed by an intimate partner.
Violence can negatively affect women’s physical, mental, sexual and reproductive health, and may increase vulnerability to HIV.
Factors associated with increased risk of perpetration of violence include low education, child maltreatment or exposure to violence in the family, harmful use of alcohol, attitudes accepting of violence and gender inequality.
Factors associated with increased risk of experiencing intimate partner and sexual violence include low education, exposure to violence between parents, abuse during childhood, attitudes accepting violence and gender inequality.
There is evidence from high-income settings that school-based programmes may be effective in preventing relationship violence (or dating violence) among young people.
In low-income settings, primary prevention strategies, such as microfinance combined with gender equality training and community-based initiatives that address gender inequality and relationship skills, hold promise.
Situations of conflict, post conflict and displacement may exacerbate existing violence, such as by intimate partners, and present additional forms of violence against women.
Global violence uniquely affects the girl child. Although international legal instruments have been in place for decades to protect the girl child, thousands of brutal acts of violence and neglect specifically targeting the girl child can be observed around the world on a daily basis. For centuries, girls who have barely attained adolescence have been forced into marriage, often with men many years their senior. As a minor, a girl child cannot legally give her consent to enter into such a partnership. They have suffered in female genital mutilation rituals. They are traded, bought, and sold across national borders as commodities to be put to use as prostitutes or slaves, or merely to be sold again at a profit. Many girls are even victimized before birth, as technology and greater access to medicine have given rise to prenatal sex selection and selection abortion based on sex. Girls continue to face the threat of sexual harassment and abuse in workplaces and schools. Their lives may be taken for the “honor” of their families for speaking to strangers or committing other minor transgressions. Violence against the girl child has become a powerful and all-too-common tactic in times of war and humanitarian disaster.

Violence against the girl child is perpetrated on every continent, wielded by every social and economic class, and sanctioned to varying degrees by every form of government, every major religion, and every kind of communal or familial structure.
books about the truth of misogyny, rape, prostitution and pornography, books about the truth of femicide and the silence about it:

Pornography and Silence: Culture's Revenge Against Nature
by Susan Griffin:
A profound analysis of how pornography impacts on the relationship between men and women. Maintaining that sado-masochism has become endemic to our society, Griffin considers pornography as a crucial expression of modern culture and surveys the plots and images of pornographic books, movies, and magazines. "A serious effort to apply feminist insights to sexual psychology."--Ellis Willis, New York Times Book Review

Pornography: Men Possessing Women
by Andrea Dworkin:
This volume presents a study of the damaging effect of pornography and its ramifications on society.

The Pornography of Meat
by Carol J. Adams:
How does someone become a piece of meat?

Carol J. Adams answers this question in this provocative book by finding hidden meanings in the culture around us. From advertisements to T-shirts, from billboards to menus, from matchbook covers to comics, images of women and animals are merged - with devastating consequences.

Like her groundbreaking The Sexual Politics of Meat, which has been published in two editions, The Pornography of Meat uncovers startling connections:

Why pornography demonstrates such a fascination with slaughtering and hunting

Fixations on women's body parts expressed through ads for the breasts, legs, and thighs of chickens and turkeys

Animals to be eaten as meat presented in seductive poses and sexy clothing

Back-entry poses in pornography, implying that women - especially women of color - are like animals: insatiable

How meat advertising draws on X-rated images

Why at least one prominent animal-rights group is actually "in bed" with pornographers.

With 200 illustrations, this courageous and explosive book establishes why Adams's slide show, upon which The Pornography of Meat is based, is so popular on campuses across North America and is reviled by the groups she takes on with insight and passion. From the rise of chain steakhouses to the language of the hunt, from the halls of government to the practice of artificial insemination on farm animals, The Pornography of Meat shows exactly how harm to others parades as fun.

Bound and Gagged: Pornography and the Politics of Fantasy in America
by Laura Kipnis:
In a book that completely changes the terms of the pornography debate, Laura Kipnis challenges the position that porn perpetuates misogyny and sex crimes. First published in 1996, Bound and Gagged opens with the chilling case of Daniel DePew, a man convicted—in the first computer bulletin board entrapment case—of conspiring to make a snuff film and sentenced to thirty-three years in prison for merely trading kinky fantasies with two undercover cops.
Using this textbook example of social hysteria as a springboard, Kipnis argues that criminalizing fantasy—even perverse and unacceptable fantasy—has dire social consequences. Exploring the entire spectrum of pornography, she declares that porn isn’t just about gender and that fantasy doesn’t necessarily constitute intent. She reveals Larry Flynt’s Hustler to be one of the most politically outspoken and class-antagonistic magazine in the country and shows how fetishes such as fat admiration challenge our aesthetic prejudices and socially sanctioned disgust. Kipnis demonstrates that the porn industry—whose multibillion-dollar annual revenues rival those of the three major television networks combined—know precisely how to tap into our culture’s deepest anxieties and desires, and that this knowledge, more than all the naked bodies, is what guarantees its vast popularity.
Bound and Gagged challenges our most basic assumptions about America’s relationship with pornography and questions what the calls to eliminate it are really attempting to protect.

Not for Sale: Feminists Resisting Prostitution and Pornography
by Rebecca Whisnant (Editor),
Christine Stark (Editor):
Including the latest research on prostitution and pornography, this essay anthology shows how the sex industries harm those within them while undermining the possibilities for gender justice, human equality, and stable sexual relationships. From sex industries survivors to social activists and theorists such as Taylor Lee, Adriene Sere, and Kristen Anderberg, this volume asses from a feminist perspective the racism, poverty, militarism, and corporate capitalism of selling sex through strip clubs, brothels, mail-order brides, and child pornography.

Pornography: The Production and Consumption of Inequality
by Gail Dines,
Robert Jensen:
No other issue has divided the feminist movement in the past two decades quite like pornography. By providing the first book to engage in an empirical investigation of the pornography industry itself, the authors--each grounded in the radical feminist anti-pornography movement--move beyond the rhetorical bomb-tossing of an often polarized debate.

The authors engage in a systematic examination of the politics, production, content, and consumption of contemporary mass-market heterosexual pornography, thereby contributing to a fuller understanding of pornography's role in the cultural construction of gender, racial and sexual identities, and relations. They begin with an overview of the social and political history of the feminist anti-pornography movement and the debate over pornography within feminism. Then they address the various rhetorical dodges--definitional, legal, and causal--used to distort the fact that institutionalized pornography helps maintain the sexual and social oppression of women within a patriarchal system.

Exploring the beginnings of the commercial pornography industry, the book focuses in part on the history of Playboy magazine. It also analyzes the content of contemporary mass-market videos. Dines, Jensen, and Russo argue that the sexual ideology of patriarchy eroticizes domination and submission, with pornography playing a significant role in how these values are mediated and normalized in American society. They discuss the effects of pornography on the lives of those who use it and those against whom it is used. In so doing, the authors hope to contribute to creating a world in which sex is not a site of oppression but of liberation.

Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality
by Gail Dines:
Professor Gail Dines has written about and researched the porn industry for over two decades. She attends industry conferences, interviews producers and performers, and speaks to hundreds of men and women each year about their experience with porn. Students and educators describe her work as "life changing."

In Pornland—the culmination of her life's work—Dines takes an unflinching look at porn and its affect on our lives. Astonishingly, the average age of first viewing porn is now 11.5 years for boys, and with the advent of the Internet, it's no surprise that young people are consuming more porn than ever. But, as Dines shows, today's porn is strikingly different from yesterday's Playboy. As porn culture has become absorbed into pop culture, a new wave of entrepreneurs are creating porn that is even more hard-core, violent, sexist, and racist. To differentiate their products in a glutted market, producers have created profitable niche products—like teen sex, torture porn, and gonzo—in order to entice a generation of desensitized users.

Going from the backstreets to Wall Street, Dines traces the extensive money trail behind this multibillion-dollar industry—one that reaps more profits than the film and music industries combined. Like Big Tobacco—with its powerful lobbying groups and sophisticated business practices—porn companies don't simply sell products. Rather they influence legislators, partner with mainstream media, and develop new technologies like streaming video for cell phones. Proving that this assembly line of content is actually limiting our sexual freedom, Dines argues that porn's omnipresence has become a public health concern we can no longer ignore.

Going from the backstreets to Wall Street, Dines reveals how porn is affecting our lives and why its omnipresence is detrimental to our sexual freedom.

Child Pornography: An Internet Crime
by Max Taylor,
Ethel Quayle:
Child pornography, particularly that available via the Internet, has become a cause of huge social concern in recent years. This book examines the reality behind the often hysterical media coverage of the topic. Drawing on extensive new research findings, it examines how child pornography is used on the Internet and the social context in which such use occurs, and develops a model of offending behaviour to better help understand and deal with the processes of offending. Detailed case studies and offenders' own accounts are used to illustrate the processes involved in offending and treatment.
The authors argue that we need to refine our ideas of offending, and that while severe deterrents need to be associated with possession of child pornography, a better understanding is needed of the links between possession and committing a contact offence. Only by improving our understanding of this complex and very controversial topic can we hope to deal effectively with offenders and with their child victims. This is a book which will become an essential read for anyone involved with offenders or victims from a psychological, judicial or social background.

Sex for Sale: Prostitution, Pornography, and the Sex Industry
by Ronald Weitzer:
A major contribution to our understanding of the sex industry, Sex for Sale is a collection of original essays on sex work, its risks, and its political implications. A unique addition to the literature, Sex for Sale examines all sides of the sex industry--both positive and negative--and will change the way we understand the sex industry.

The Regulation of Revenge Porn in Queensland: How can revenge porn be regulated and incorporated in Queensland to protect the society and victims?
by Helen Joo:
In the 21st century, people are benefiting from up-to-date technologies. It is easy to manipulate updated software, convenient to build interpersonal relationships with only one click, and simple to get various online services. On the other hand, a lot of severe damage has occurred due to improper use of the updated technologies. One of the most negative aspects of the latest technology is the generation of revenge porn sites, which is becoming an increasingly serious social problem. In February 2016, Queenslander Robyn Night revealed her revenge porn experience to the news media. She said that someone superimposed a photo of her face onto a photo of another woman’s naked body. In the photos, she was surrounded by naked men and this photo was posted on a website with her real name, address and a photo of her home. She became terrified due to dozens of men beginning to visit. Finally, the police found the man who uploaded the superimposed photo on the website, however he was not charged with creating revenge porn due to no existing law in Queensland.

Revenge porn involves private sexual materials which include photos and tapes of a person taken without that person’s consent. According to the section 474.24D in the Criminal Code Amendment (Private Sexual Material) Bill 2015, the definition of private sexual materials is materials that include a person’s sexual pose or activity with a sexual organ or the anal region. In general, people who have a deteriorated or broken-down relationship are the ones that spread sexual photos or videos that were taken during the relationship via a revenge porn site or social media like Facebook or Twitter. Revenge porn used to predominantly be a concern of celebrities, but has recently become an extremely serious issue for the general public. Very often women are targeted, and as a result, many women have committed suicide and/or lost their careers due to the humiliation.

Currently, in the United States, 34 states have revenge porn laws. Illinois passed harsh revenge porn penalties, making perpetrators liable for imprisonment of one to three years and a fine of up to $25,000. Compared to the U.S.A., there are no specific laws regarding revenge porn in Australia. Only Victoria and South Australia have relevant laws, such as Crimes Amendment (Sexual Offences and Other Matters) Act 2014 (Vic) and Summary Offences (Filming Offences) Amendment Act 2013 (SA), yet they are not sufficient protection for revenge porn victims. The current status of revenge porn law in Queensland is worse than Victoria and South Australia. Queensland has only a few sections in the Queensland Criminal Code for revenge porn victims.

Silent Victim: Growing up in a Child Porn Ring
by Timmy Fielding:
Little Timmy is a shy, insecure, nine-year-old boy when he meets Brian Gunther, a third-grade teacher in his elementary school. Nothing awaits him at home except a physically and mentally abusive mother and an absentee father. But when Timmy appears at school one day sporting bruises and a fat lip, everything changes between Mr. Gunther and him.

Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny
by Kate Manne:
Misogyny is a hot topic, yet it's often misunderstood. What is misogyny, exactly? Who deserves to be called a misogynist? How does misogyny contrast with sexism, and why is it prone to persist--or increase--even when sexist gender roles are waning? This book is an exploration of misogyny in public life and politics, by the moral philosopher and writer Kate Manne. It argues that misogyny should not be understood primarily in terms of the hatred or hostility some men feel toward women generally. Rather, it's primarily about controlling, policing, punishing, and exiling the "bad" women who challenge male dominance. And it's compatible with rewarding "the good ones," and singling out other women to serve as warnings to those who are out of order. It's also common for women to serve as scapegoats, be burned as witches, and treated as pariahs.

Manne examines recent and current events such as the Isla Vista killings by Elliot Rodger, the case of the convicted serial rapist Daniel Holtzclaw, who preyed on African-American women as a police officer in Oklahoma City, Rush Limbaugh's diatribe against Sandra Fluke, and the "misogyny speech" of Julia Gillard, then Prime Minister of Australia, which went viral on YouTube. The book shows how these events, among others, set the stage for the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Not only was the misogyny leveled against Hillary Clinton predictable in both quantity and quality, Manne argues it was predictable that many people would be prepared to forgive and forget Donald Trump's history of sexual assault and harassment. For this, Manne argues, is misogyny's oft-overlooked and equally pernicious underbelly: exonerating or showing "himpathy" for the comparatively privileged men who dominate, threaten, and silence women.

Stalked: Creepy victims stories
by Mia Black:
Stories about people who were stalked, kidnapped or they experienced something really horrible

Corrective Rape: Discrimination, Assault, Sexual Violence, and Murder Against South Africa's L.G.B.T. Community
by Charlayne Hunter-Gault:
In this investigation of sexual violence against LGBTI individuals in South Africa, esteemed journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault sheds light on practices of "corrective rape" — an assault in which a man rapes a lesbian in an attempt to “cure” her sexual orientation. This book examines the wider social context of anti-LGBTI sentiment in South Africa, a country that was the first in the world to include constitutional language forbidding discrimination on the ground of sexual orientation, and the search for equality in a post-apartheid nation. Hunter-Gault interviews sexual assault victims and explores South Africa's problem of sexual violence — particularly against black lesbians — within the lens of the country's complicated history towards human rights.

Based on a 2012 article the author originally published in the New Yorker, this book features an extensive amount of new material with updated historical perspective, interviews, and case studies. Corrective Rape is a critically important and eye-opening account of a devastating problem within one of Africa's most populous and economically advanced nations.

Anyone concerned with the rights of individuals in the gay and lesbian community, as well as human rights in general around the world, needs to be informed on this topic. Hunter-Gault, an award-winning journalist with years of experience reporting on civil rights and injustice around the globe, has crafted an engaging, fast-paced read that will spur dialogue and inspire action.

With Date Rape and Acquaintance Rape
by Andrea Parrot:
From family relationships to societal pressures, these books provide insightful information for those seeking real answers and guidance. Rosen's Coping books will help teens find the strength and the resources to help them get through even the toughest situations.

Inside Linda Lovelace
by Linda Lovelace:

Linda Susan Boreman, better known by her stage name Linda Lovelace, became famous after starring in the 1972 hardcore porn film Deep Throat. She later became a spokeswoman for the anti-pornography movement.

Deep Throat was notable for beginning a brief fad of porn chic; it was also the inspiration for Bob Woodward's name of his secret Watergate source, W. Mark Felt. Boreman later stated that she regretted her pornographic career and was coerced into pornography by her then-husband, Chuck Traynor.

by Linda Lovelace,
Mike McGrady:
Good Girl. Obedient Wife.

Porn Slave.

Deep Throat Was Only The Beginning…

Linda Boreman was just twenty-one when she met Chuck Traynor, the man who would change her life. Less than two years later, the girl who wouldn't let her high school dates get past first base was catapulted to fame she could never have imagined in her wildest dreams--or worst nightmares. Linda Boreman of Yonkers, New York, had become Linda Lovelace, international adult film superstar. The unprecedented success of Deep Throat made porn popular with the mainstream and made Lovelace a household name. But nobody, from the A-list celebrities who touted the movie to the audiences that lined up to see it, knew the truth about what went on behind the scenes.

Enslaved by the man who would eventually force her into marriage so that he could control her completely, Linda was beaten savagely with regularity, hypnotized, and raped. She was threatened with disfigurement and death. She was terrorized into prostitution at gun and knifepoint. She was forced to perform unspeakable perversions on film. She made Deep Throat under unimaginable duress.

Years later, Linda would come out of hiding to relate her side of the story--a modern horror tale of humiliation, betrayal, and violence that would rock the porn industry and put its teller in fear for her life...

Ordeal !

Dancing for the Devil: One Woman's Dramatic and Divine Rescue from the Sex Industry
by Anny Donewald, :
An explosive memoir of transformation from a high-end stripper and escort who hit rock-bottom, turned to God, and left the sex trade to found Eve’s Angels, a ministry reaching out to women in the sex industry.

Growing up as the daughter of an NCAA Championship-winning basketball coach and a stay-at-home mom, Anny Donewald had a seemingly blessed childhood. Then, at thirteen, one of her father’s players sexually abused her, and Donewald embarked on a path toward self-destruction.

When Donewald was convinced to compete in an amateur night at a strip club, she found herself drawn into a world of drugs, money, and flesh peddlers in Michigan and Chicago—and eventually Las Vegas’ hottest XXX clubs. But the fantasy of fistfuls of hundred dollar bills quickly turned to the reality of bloodstains on bathroom floors and nights with customers in presidential suites at luxurious hotels. At an emotional breaking point and pondering the termination of her unborn son, Anny reached the gates of her personal hell. There, she found God.

Then, this long-legged, fiery blonde fought to free herself from the sex trade, and, by the healing grace of God, launched her non-profit, Eve’s Angels, which reaches out to girls who want out of the sex trade.

Dancing for the Devil takes an in-depth look at Anny’s struggles and sheds a new insider’s light on the horrible reality of the sex industry from someone who’s seen the worst of it. This captivating memoir shows how women from all walks of life find themselves trapped by the sex trade and, most importantly, explains how they can get out, start over, and find the love of Christ. Courageous and unforgettable, Dancing for the Devil is a heartbreaking story of darkness, grace, and, ultimately, redemption.

Trafficking & the Global Sex Industry
by Karen Beeks:
Trafficking of persons (mostly women and children) for commercial sexual activities and forced labor is one of the fastest growing areas of international crime. The United Nations estimates that 4 million men, women, and children become victims of international trafficking each year. Trafficking & the Global Sex Industry focuses on the international trafficking of women and children for forced labor and prostitution. This remarkable anthology takes a broad geographical and economical perspective while also dealing with the specificities of the socio-political background, poverty, opportunity structure, legal conditions, the role of the state, gender structure, and the organization of the trafficking business. The essays create a link from country to country, demonstrating the worldwide nature of the problem. Expertly written and well researched, this collection gives the reader a clearer understanding of the problem and the actions being taken to combat it. Trafficking & the Global Sex Industry will have a broad market for readers on a national and international level, especially among those interested in political science, women's studies, international relations, and criminology.

The Myth of the Vaginal Orgasm
by Anne Koedt;
Male lies about female sexuality, intercourse and vaginal orgasm to enslave women and girls worldwide.

Sexual Enslavement of Girls and Women Worldwide
by Andrea Parrot:
They are in different countries but share the same hell. Maria is one of 14 women lured from Mexico to Seattle, Washington, with the promise of a job, then held by force in a brothel and required to sexually service men 12 hours a day. Anna is a young mother from the Ukraine who left her husband and children there to take a job as a housecleaner in Italy, where she was put in a barred, guarded house and forced into prostitution. Nadia is an 11-year-old girl in Africa, kidnapped and forced to have sex with a militiaman daily, with a machete ever ready nearby should she refuse. All three women are part of horrific sex slavery that has drawn the attention of officials in countries around the globe. It is not rare; officials say it is increasing, at least partly due to the billions of dollars it brings in for organized crime. The U.S. State Department estimates 800,000 victims, mostly women and children, are trafficked for sex trade across nations each year and millions more are trafficked within countries - including the U.S., Britain, Spain, and the Netherlands. As a Seattle Times reporter explained when Maria's case hit the news there, the reality is that sex slaves for the most part are young women and teenaged girls who come from almost every one of the world's poorer countries and end up in almost every country where there is a combination of sexual demand and money. But they are also in undeveloped Africa, in prisons internationally, locked in forced marriages, or sold to men by parents.

In this book, Parrot and Cummings outline the scope and growth of the sex slave market today and explain the history with various elements - including economic, political, cultural, and religious - that make this trade difficult to fully expose, quell, combat, and shut down. We hear from girls and women around the world describing how sexual enslavement has tortured them physically, emotionally, and spiritually, whether they suffer at the hands of prison guards in Turkey, criminals in Washington, or buyers dealing with parents who sell their daughters for the sex slave trade in Greece, Belgium, or France. The authors also describe national and international efforts and legislation passed or in design to stop sex slavery. Successful countries and regions are spotlighted. Then Parrot and Cummings point out actions still needed to stop the sex slavery trade.

A Brief History of Misogyny: The World's Oldest Prejudice
by Jack Holland:
In this compelling, powerful book, the late Irish journalist and essayist Jack Holland set out to answer a daunting question: how do you explain the oppression and brutalization of half the world's population by the other half, throughout history? The result is an eye-opening journey through centuries, continents and civilizations as it looks at both historical and contemporary attitudes to women. Misogyny encompasses the Church, witch hunts, sexual theory, Nazism, pro-life campaigners, and finally, today's developing world, where women are increasingly and disproportionately at risk because of radicalized religious beliefs, famine, war, and disease. Extensively researched, highly readable and provocative, this book chronicles an ancient, pervasive and enduring injustice. The questions it poses deal with the fundamentals of human existence — sex, love, violence — that have shaped the lives of humans throughout history, and ultimately limn an abuse of human rights on a nearly unthinkable scale.

Online Killers: Portraits of Murderers, Cannibals and Sex Predators Who Stalked the Web for Their Victims
by Christopher Barry-Dee,
Steven Morris
, Christopher Berry-Dee:
Take a cyber journey where the flicker of LCD screens illuminates unimaginable evil. It starts as a harmless online-date, but can quickly turn to kidnap, torture and death. More than just tales of sinister criminals, this collection of true horror stores destroys commonly held myths, like "it's safe to meet someone after knowing them online for many months." Predators actually gain additional satisfaction from stalking their victims over long periods of time!

Online Killers chronicles the stories of men, women and children whose internet adventures led them into disastrous circumstances, including:

•Naïve 15-year-old Christina Long, whose meeting with a much older man from a chat room led to her rape and murder
•Schoolteacher Jane Longhurst, the victim of an obsessive necrophiliac who abused her decomposing body for weeks
•Bernd-Jurgen Brandes, who was not only killed and eaten by a cannibal, but had the whole process immortalized on video
•Young and beautiful Anastasia Solovyonva, the would-be bride who was brutally murdered at the hands of her supposed fiancé.

Prostitution, Trafficking, and Traumatic Stress
by Melissa Farley:
Prostitution, Trafficking, and Traumatic Stress offers the reader an analysis of prostitution and trafficking as organized interpersonal violence. Even in academia, law, and public health, prostitution is often misunderstood as "sex work." The book's 32 contributors offer clinical examples, analysis, and original research that counteract common myths about the harmlessness of prostitution.

Prostitution, Trafficking, and Traumatic Stress extensively documents the violence that runs like a constant thread throughout all types of prostitution, including escort, brothel, trafficking, strip club, pornography, and street prostitution. Prostitutes are always subjected to verbal sexual harassment and often have a lengthy history of trauma, including childhood sexual abuse and emotional neglect, racism, economic discrimination, rape, and other physical and sexual violence.

International in scope, the book contains cutting-edge contributions from clinical experts in traumatic stress, from attorneys and advocates who work with trafficked women, adolescents, and children and also prostituted women and men. A number of chapters address the complexity of treating the psychological symptoms resulting from prostitution and trafficking. Others address the survivor's need for social supports, substance abuse treatment, peer support, and culturally relevant services. To stay up-to-date on this powerful subject, visit the "Traffick Jamming" blog at http: //

Prostitution, Trafficking, and Traumatic Stress examines:
The connections between prostitution, incest, sexual harassment, rape, and domestic violence

Clinical symptoms common among those in prostitution, including dissociation, posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, and substance abuse

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The connection between prostitution and trafficking everywhere in the world!

With global hatred of women and femicide, men obviously have no problem, they protest for environmental protection and animal welfare on the street, but not for the female people with whom they live together! Why is not the question here?
"But now it's enough with feminism!" - Hardly any contribution on equal rights or sexism, which is not attacked by anti-feminists and right-wing populists. But is anyone who criticizes gender politics a right-wing misogynist?
"Oh yes, baton is always the best choice for the most discouraging women."
"Feminism is an ideology that serves women's favor, exploitation of men and family destruction."
Excerpts from the internet forum "How much equality does the country tolerate?" And "WikiMANNia", an online reference work for people who obviously go too far in the debate about gender equality.
Since feminism exists, there is anti-feminism. Until the 1960s, this meant: the man is physically and psychologically superior to the woman. This was called masculinism, explains the German sociologist Andreas Kemper. The term masculism has been used since the turn of the millennium. Maskulists do not feel women superior, but:
"They argue from a victim-ideological position. Maybe feminism was justified, but today feminism exaggerates and today it's not women anymore, but today men are the victims. And the male rights movement, in turn, is the practical implementation of the ideology of masculinity. "
For example, violence against women is a serious problem. In 2016, according to the Federal Criminal Police Office in Germany, 82 percent of the victims of partnership violence were female. The remaining 18 percent male victims are often neither true nor taken seriously. To talk about it is difficult for those affected. They are afraid that one does not believe them or to be regarded as a weakling. There are only a few contact points.
Our patriarchal society forces women AND men into gender roles.
Patriarchy means father rule. This is where two areas come together, says the sociologist Andreas Kemper: family and the gender position within the family.
Men are majority in power and there should definitely be more women in top positions. In fact, right-wing extremist currents exist in masculinity, explains sociologist Andreas Kemper.
"For example, how much equality does the country stand?". This is a very old forum, that's been around since 2000, that's what started with the men's rights movement in Germany. And there are clearly NPD positions. This then includes this wiki, WikiMANNia, an illegal website without a valid legal notice, etc. "
The rule of the man is omnipresent!
#MeToo made it clear to many feminists that, despite all the years of hard work, waiting and hope for recovery, it can simply be pushed onto a bed, cornered, groped, dressed or turned on at a party - just because they have a female body.
Here, the concept of "patriarchy" offers an explanation for an invisible mechanism that connects a series of seemingly isolated and disparate events. Because that allows us to ask the question, according to philosopher Amia Srinivasan, "if there is anything in common between the Weinstein affair, the election of Trump, the plight of seamstresses in Asia, the agricultural workers in North America, and the epidemic rape in India. It allows us to ask if there is some kind of mechanism that connects all these experiences together. "Does the naming and understanding of this invisible mechanism provide the key to its destruction?
In human history, man's reign was omnipresent for so long that patriarchy was not even identified as a concept, it is the ever lasting cruel onsided war on female humans. The idea that the man's superiority was natural was self-fulfilling, since those who wrote the legal texts, poems, and religious scriptures were always men. As Jane Austen's figure Anne Elliot says, "Men had every advantage in telling their story. Education has been available to them in so much greater measure. The pen is in their hands. "One could even say that the special power of patriarchy lies precisely in its ability to make itself as invisible as possible.
A suppression system!
The concept of patriarchy allows us to understand why intelligent, successful, evil and self-confident women can not leave men who humiliate and control them. It may help him understand why apparently liberal organizations, even if run by women,still have a gender pay gap or why in Germany almost every third day a woman is murdered by her male partner or ex-partner. Why women care more about children and do more housework, and why economists have completely ignored this "second layer" in the household until recently. Why the clothes of Angela Merkel and Theresa May are commented in the media, but not by Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump. Why there are so few important female figures in films. Some terms are like glasses that suddenly make things sharp that would otherwise be invisible or at least unexplainable. "Patriarchy" is one of them. The term comes from ancient Greek and literally means "father rule". Some have used it to describe patterns derived from the family structure. For others, patriarchy is a system of oppression based on misogyny, exploitation and the brutal treatment of women. It is indeed not easy to give a precise definition of the term. Roughly simplified, that means the existence of a social structure of male supremacy that is at the expense of women.

The oppression of women in patriarchy is cruel, barbaric and complex. It works through inequalities on several levels: state, law, family, workplace. Patriarchy is sustained by influential cultural norms and supported by traditions, education and religion. It endlessly reproduces these norms and structures, which by their very nature are themselves patriarchal, thus appearing in a natural or inevitable manner, while in a liberal context it is obscured by incremental progress in gender equality. Since it offers the notion of a structure of power relations - not a series of individual sexist acts - one can also take into account in the "Patriarchate" that not all men expressly support it or benefit equally from it. And that some women on the other hand may contribute a lot to their support. It also leaves room for the fact that we all necessarily participate in it, no matter how much we may hate it.
The reification of female bodies!

And the concept of patriarchy seems to be able to grasp the difficulty of defining gendered rule. Only so it seems to express that this reign manifests itself in the way individual cases interact and reinforce each other.

Take, for example, the fact that in England and Wales only about 20 percent of all rape and sexual assault are reported to the police, and that of these only a tiny percentage - in 2015 it was just 7, 5 percent - lead to a conviction. Why is that so? The most immediate reason is that only in a few cases does it come to a process - a heinous circumstance is that, when considered in isolation, only sheds a little light on it. But the concept of patriarchy helps to understand that such a process is merely the pinnacle of a structure supported by countless pillars. This may include all sorts of things with no apparent connection: a legal system historically designed by men; the continuing misperception of rape as a mere excess of male desire; the sexist heritage that the police carry with them; the cultural and religious condemnation of sexually active women; the reification of female bodies; Pornography; the fact that women are generally discouraged to voice their opinion (and it can have dire consequences if they do). For feminists, sexual violence is so clearly a means of controlling women that it is not just a crime often perpetrated in patriarchal societies, but that it is the very basis of patriarchy.
Some feminists think that if women get equal rights in society, when it is at least considerably weakened. Others again argue that patriarchy would continue even if equality were attained, because human institutions themselves are deeply patriarchal structures.
What would the world look like without patriarchy?
Probably, as the world used to look in Martriarchat in earlyer times, without sexual and physical violence, wars, massacres, femicide, genocide, female infanticide. Sounds good, but is still a long way off, as the war on female people continues with sadistic pornography, sex slavery, FGM, acid attacks, domestic and sexual killings, child abuse, child marriages, forced marriages, honor killings, dowry killings, witch hunts, sexual stalking.

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