S.M. Berg, Co-Founder of the Sexual Health Activist Group (SHAG), wrote in the article "Hey, Progressives! Cathouse Got Your Tongue?" in the July 2006 Portland Alliance:

“Instead of railing against the increasing exploitation of females internationally, mainstream American feminists have mostly chosen to ignore the severe and tragic harms of prostitution. Why the wall of silence regarding men’s legitimized sense of entitlement to demand sex anytime, any way they want it, from mostly minority and poverty-stricken women?…

Rejecting prostitution is consistent with the feminist belief that men do not have a right to control women’s sexuality ever, but too many feminist women still can’t say so while standing tall and without apologizing for believing it.”

July 2006