Last updated on: 5/1/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Christine Stark, MFA Biography

Title:
Author and Activist
Position:
Con to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“[Y]ou don’t legalize organized rape. You just don’t do that. What we have found is that legalization has caused an increase in the trafficking into the area where the legalization exists. The state then becomes the pimp… Legalizing prostitution creates more demand and mainstreams abuse of women and children…”

“Legalizing Prostitution,” Justice Talking, National Public Radio (NPR), Dec. 30, 2002

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Community Faculty Member, College of Arts and Science, Communication, Writing, and the Arts Department, Metropolitan State University (St. Paul, MN)
  • Contributor, Trivia – Voices of Feminism
  • Former instructor in English, Minnesota State Community and Technical College at Moorhead
  • Co-Founder, Escape Prostitution Prevention Project Inc., 1999-2003
  • Jonis Agee Award in Non-Fiction
  • Co-Founder, PISSED Women, 1996
  • Member, Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition
  • Former President, Minnesota Coalition Against Prostitution
  • Member, Minnesota Spoken Word Association
  • Published in Florida Review, Poetry Motel, Poetry Midwest, Journal of Trauma, and Contemporary Women’s Issues
Education:
  • MFA (Master of Fine Arts), Writing, Minnesota State University
  • BA, English, University of Wisconsin
  • Attended University of Minnesota
Other:
  • None found