Haley Halverson, Vice President of Advocacy and Outreach at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, provides an update on research, survivor testimonies, and legal battles regarding legal brothels in Nevada.
This episode discusses how:
1) Even legal prostitution cannot get rid of sexual violence or sex trafficking within the regulated sex trade.
2) Dennis Hof and Harvey Weinstein have similar worldviews based on sexual entitlement.
3) One county had a failed attempt to overturn legal brothels in their county, but now another legislator might be taking action to roll back legalized prostitution at the state level.
Learn more about the harms of prostitution, here: endsexualexploitation.org/prostitution
Find resources for survivors seeking to exit the sex trade, here: https://www.sextradesurvivorresources.com/
Research article showing that sex trafficking increases when prostitution is legalized can be found here.
The full story of the female who survived two legal brothels in Nevada can be found here.
Dr. Sharon Cooper is a developmental and forensic pediatrician who evaluates and treats children who have been victims of all forms of abuse, though her primary area of expertise is that of sexual exploitation. At an event held by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation in the U.S. Capitol, Dr. Cooper shared 3 ways adult pornography is harming children.
Learn more about the harms of pornography, here: endsexualexploitation.org/publichealth
Find resources for protecting children from pornography, and for recovery from pornography addiction, here: endsexualexploitation.org/resources.