Last updated on: 1/3/2018 | Author: ProCon.org

Ane Mathieson, MSW Biography

Title:
Former Lead Expert on the Nordic Model Policy at the Organization for Prostitution Survivors
Position:
Con to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“This paper argues that Washington State, and the city of Seattle in particular, is an important US case study site for the introduction of a new legal and social service model similar to the Nordic model…

In contrast to both criminalization and legalization/decriminalization frameworks, the Nordic model is premised on the understanding that women’s equity depends on excising structural barriers that preclude women’s full economic, social, and political inclusion. A core component of the Nordic model is the prohibition of the purchase of sexual services law. This law asymmetrically criminalizes buyers of prostitution and third-party profiteers (pimps and brothel owners), while maintaining the decriminalization of individuals sold in prostitution.”

“Prostitution Policy: Legalization, Decriminalization and the Nordic Model,” seattleu.edu, 2015

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Policy Fellow, Center for Women in Government and Civil Society, State University of New York at Albany, Jan. 2017-present
  • Cofounder, We Fight Back, Sep. 2015-present
  • Education and Curriculum Development Advisor, Joshua Children’s Foundation Center on Child Sexual Abuse, Aug. 2015-Nov. 2016
  • Lead Expert on the Nordic Model Policy, Organization for Prostitution Survivors, Aug. 2014-June 2016
  • Research Intern, Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW) Asia-Pacific, July 2015-Aug. 2015
  • Fulbright Fellow, Swedish Fulbright Commission, Aug. 2012-Aug. 2013
  • Community Companion, Plymouth Healing Communities, Apr. 2009-July 2012
  • AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America), Keeping Maine’s Children Connected, 2007-2008
Education:
  • MSW, Social Work, University of Washington, 2016
  • BA, Philosophy and English, University of Maine, 2006
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Would Legal Prostitution Better Protect Prostitutes from Violence?