Last updated on: 1/31/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Emi Koyama Biography

Title:
Sex worker activist
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“As the prostitutes’ rights movement gains more recognition and grows more powerful, it will become harder and harder for pimps to coerce women to be in prostitution against their will because we will not tolerate that. It was the labor movement that forced the government to enact stricter child labor laws, occupational safety laws, eight hour work days, and many other protection mechanisms for all workers. Prostitutes’ rights movement will achieve the same impact on ourselves and our fellow workers that the rest of the labor movement did on other workers.”

Eminism.org, Apr. 2001

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Sex worker activist
  • Founding Director, Intersex Initiative Portland, 2003-present
  • Speaker, Survivor Project, 1999-present
  • Staff Activist, Intersex Society of North America (ISNA), 2001-2002
  • Founder, Confluere, 2002
  • Volunteer, Danzine
Education:
  • None found
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is Legal Prostitution an Aspect of Sexual Liberation?