Here’s another great poster on why legalization of prostitution does NOT make it any safer or less harmful and why the “Swedish Model” or “Nordic Model” for addressing prostitution harms is the best possible solution. (Decriminalizing and helping prostituted women, including to exit prostitution and transition if they want to, and educating and holding johns accountable, in order to reduce DEMAND.)
“WHATEVER ITS LEGAL STATUS, PROSTITUTION CAUSES GREAT HARM TO WOMEN.
- In Germany, where brothel prostitution is legal,
59% of German women told researchers that they did not think that legal prostitution made them any safer from rape and physical assault.
Legalization of prostitution does not make women any safer or free. Women need access to real social change that will improve the social, economic, and political quality and status of their lives, not for the sexual use and abuse of them to be permitted and legalized. Alternatives to legalization exist! In 1999, the Swedish Parliament put into effect a law which criminalizes the buying of sexual services but not the selling of sexual services. This is a compassionate, social interventionist legal response to the cruelty and violence of prostitution.”
OUR VOICES MATTER
~ For more great posters about the harms of prostitution, pornography, sex trafficking and more, both by Our Voices Matter and others, check out the Not For Sale Project! All of the posters can be downloaded at no cost and shared freely, so please do so!
ALSO, if any of YOU have an idea for a poster, they are seeking submissions. Check out the info below from their website to learn more!
NOT FOR SALE MEDIA PROJECT
The Not For Sale Media Project is a mobilization of feminist media makers and grassroots activists that are creatively challenging the mass media’s normalization of prostitution, pornography, and other forms of sexual abuse through the creation and distribution of alternative media. We are creating alternative forms of media that encourage individuals and communities to think more critically about the buying and selling of women’s bodies; the commodification of sex and sexuality; impacts on individuals and groups of people; and alternative visions of sex and sexuality free of power abuse, violence, and hierarchy.
The Not For Sale Media Project is currently embarking on the creation of posters that raise awareness on issues of prostitution, pornography, and trafficking. The posters are 8.5″ x 14″ or 11″ x 17″ in size and are being utilized for public and community education. View some of the posters below. We encourage you to download, print, and circulate them in your own community.
Join our efforts! You do not have to be an artist or graphic designer to take part in the Not For Sale Media Project. The only requirement is that you have a commitment to raising public awareness about the harms of prostitution, pornography, and trafficking. For those interested, design and create a 8.5″X14″ or 11″x17″ poster that educates the public on the realities and harms of prostitution, pornography, and/or trafficking. If you have an idea but don’t know how to turn it into a finished poster, we can help out. Share your posters and ideas with us at firstname.lastname@example.org or via mail at PO Box 674, Northampton, MA 01061, USA.
For more information on the Swedish or Nordic Model of successfully addressing prostitution harms, please see this excellent article by Equality Now.
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