Contributing Editor at Reason magazine and Reason.com
Pro to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
"Prostitution is currently legal in virtually all developed nations, though often surrounded by restrictions and regulations. It is illegal everywhere in the United States except Nevada and, by a legal quirk, in Rhode Island if all transactions are conducted in a private residence.
Yet prostitution is perhaps the ultimate victimless crime: a consensual transaction in which both parties are supposedly committing a crime, and the person most likely to be charged—the one selling sex—is also the one most likely to be viewed as the victim...
It's the criminalization of prostitution that does take actual victims...
As with other victimless crimes, the criminalization of prostitution creates a vast breeding ground for corruption, hypocrisy, and morally dubious law enforcement tactics."
"Prostitutes and Politics," Reason.com, May 7, 2007
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Involvement and Affiliations:
Contributing Editor, Reason magazine and Reason.com
Columnist, Newsday, Jan. 2012-present
Columnist, RealClearPolitics.com, 2009-present
Regular op-ed columnist, Boston Globe, 2000-2006
Weekly columnist, Detroit News, 1993-1999
Columns, book reviews, and feature articles published in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, Newsday, American Spectator, Salon.com, National Review, New Republic, and other publications
Television appearances include The Today Show (NBC), Crier & Company (CNN), Inside Business (CNN), This is America! (PBS), To the Contrary (PBS), Uncommon Knowledge (PBS), Washington Journal (C-Span), Judith Regan Tonight (Fox News Channel), and The O'Reilly Factor (Fox News Channel)
Radio appearances include Talk of the Nation and Radio Times (National Public Radio), and other programs
Public speaking engagements include Commonwealth Club of San Francisco, Sex Wars Conference (Institute of Contemporary Arts, London), Freedom School (Freedom Communications Media Conference), Children's Rights Council, New School for Social Research, Pacific Research Institute, Cato Institute, Boston College Law School, Georgetown University Law School, Stanford Law School, Boalt Hall Law School (University of California-Berkeley), University of North Carolina Law School, Northwestern University Law School, and University of Michigan Law School
"The Feminine Mystique at 50: Pioneering, Yes. Radical, No," Reason.com, Mar. 9, 2013
"The Transformation of Families," Reason.com, Nov. 7, 2012
"What Liberals Don’t Understand about Ayn Rand," Reason.com, Aug. 23, 2012
"What We Owe Xena," Salon.com, Sep. 15, 2005
"Ayn Rand at 100," Reason magazine, Mar. 2005
"What Do Women Want?," Reason magazine, July 2001
Ceasefire!: Why Women and Men Must Join Forces to Achieve True Equality, 1999
Growing Up in Moscow: Memories of a Soviet Girlhood, 1989
Member, Phi Beta Kappa, Rutgers University
Emigrated to the United States in 1980
Born in Moscow, Russia in 1963
"I write on a wide variety of topics, from gender issues to academic politics to the debate over religion and secularism in America to the struggle for democracy and the Communist legacy in Russia. One of my goals in my writing is to cut through left/right stereotypes and focus on the issues from an independent perspective. My politics can be described as libertarian/conservative -- leaning more libertarian on some issues and more conservative on others." "Welcome to the Website of Writer and Journalist
Cathy Young," CathyYoung.net (accessed Aug. 5, 2013)