Former Executive Director of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW)
Con to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
"At its core, prostitution is violence against women. Safe prostitution is an oxymoron. Prostitution creates a class of human beings who are not supposed to feel when they are most supposed to feel, who are not allowed to say no to unwanted sex. It is the world's oldest oppression.
The way to address oppression is to end it - not legalize, regulate or make it more tolerable. The most effective way to address this commercial sexual exploitation is to penalize the buyers and offer those caught up in the sex trafficking industry a way out."
"Legal Prostitution Can Never Be Safe," New York Times, Apr. 19, 2012
Experts 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:
Human rights attorney, Jan. 2014-present
Counsel and Member of the Board, SPACE International
Member of the Board, National Hispanic Environmental Council
Member of the Board, Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives
Executive Director, Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW), 2007-2014