Last updated on: 2/1/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Anna Reed Biography

Title:
Co-Coordinator of New Zealand Prostitutes Collective
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“Prostitution law reform is good for health – and its beneficial effects could be considerably accelerated by giving sex workers the information, the international connections, the support and the resources they need.

We look forward to the day when the contribution that sex workers can make to the health of the whole community is recognized. Only then might the word ‘prostitute’ be replaced with the phrase ‘safe-sex educator’.”

“The Healthy Hooker,” The New Internationalist, Feb. 1994

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the study of prostitution. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to prostitution issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Co-Coordinator, New Zealand Prostitutes Collective
  • Former sex worker
  • New Zealand Field Director, International Sex Worker Foundation for Art, Culture and Education (ISWFACE)
Education:
  • None found
Other:
  • None found