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Ex-Prostitutes Against Legislated Sexual Servitude (XPALSS)
Abolish Prostitution
Calling former Sex Trade Workers
NO Legal Brothel in Vancouver


Report of the Justice Subcommittee on Solicitation Laws
What About the Women Who Want to Get Out of the Sex Trade ?
For the Industry of Prostitution : A Victory Disguised as a Defeat
Federal Report on Prostitution : The Missing Link
The majority report of the Justice Subcommittee on Solicitation Laws : a direct assault on women’s rights and a gift for organized crime
Prostitution is a Form of Violence, not Commerce
The Subcommittee’s majority report is moving towards normalizing the buying and selling of women
A contradictory, inconsistent and dangerous report
A Report Trivialising Prostitution
Protect victims and criminalize profiteers



UQAM/Stella/Prostitution
What if UQAM took a Stand Against Prostitution ?
Prostitution : Justify the Injustifiable ?
Stella/UQAM’s "course" to be classified as propaganda
Prostitution - How to show solidarity without denying oneself
Prostitution and lesbianism have opposite logic
Is UQAM an Accomplice to the Sex Industry ?





LES BREVES :
dimanche 19 avril
"There Are Two Sexes" - Essays in Feminology, by Antoinette Fouque
vendredi 30 mars
Equality-seeking Women’s Groups will continue to demand a change in the laws on prostitution
jeudi 29 mars
Once again the Legal System is Missing the Mark on Prostitution
lundi 26 mars
Prostitution and the Ontario Court of Appeal decision - A response from Quebec’s Status of Women Council 
samedi 24 mars
First Nation leaders supporting a Fascist regime
dimanche 10 avril
A free Public Conference : How Stephen Harper’s government destroyed Canada’s reputation
dimanche 11 juillet
Campaign to Stop Polygamy
dimanche 9 mai
Oppression machine of the Regime in Iran has silence the voice of five more activists !
mercredi 3 mars
International Conference - Solidarity with women’s struggle in the world For freedom, equality, security and secularism
mardi 2 juin
Prostitution - Feminist Perspectives

mardi 30 août 2016
Burkini Is a Feminist Issue Too
Translation by Elaine Grisé
par Lise Bouvet et Yael Mellul

Since several weeks now, the controversy surrounding the burkini ignites the country to such an extent that we could believe this is the latest attack to have taken place. Witnesses of the swirl this matter induced, we observe that Islamists have collectively confined us in a perverted device that takes place in 4 ways.

jeudi 1er octobre 2015
The notion that it’s ok for disabled men to pay for sex is rooted in misogyny and ableism
par Jess Martin, membre fondatrice d’EVA (Exploited Voices’ Allies)

When I read Emily Lazatin’s Huffington Post article about a new Vancouver-based prostitution agency catering toward disabled men, I felt compelled to respond from my perspective as a woman with two developmentally disabled brothers (one blood-related, one in-law) and roughly a decade of work experience in Special Education and respite care.

jeudi 20 août 2015
Egyptian doctor living in Zurich produces educational videos about health and sexuality for the Arab world
par Mireille Vallette, journaliste indépendante

A doctor from Egypt, Alyaa Gad has been living in Europe for about 20 years. She now lives in Zurich. I found about her through an article in Poste de Veille. One of her hashtags, which translates as “Why we reject implementing sharia”, made the buzz at the end of 2014. But her main activity is much more original : health and sex education via a TV channel on YouTube, in Arab and English, focusing on the situation of women.

dimanche 16 août 2015
Amnesty International and Prostitution : Not in Our Name !
par Janice G. Raymond

The big word in Amnesty’s defense of voting to decriminalize the sex industry is protection.

lundi 11 mai 2015
Open letter to rabble.ca - Support Meghan Murphy suffered a misogynist campaign by the sex industry lobby
par Feminist organizations and individuals

We, the undersigned, wish to express our deep dissatisfaction with rabble’s response to the recent attacks on Meghan Murphy.

samedi 11 avril 2015
"Insectual - The Secret of the Black Butterfly", by Barbara Sala
par Élaine Audet

I discovered the painter Barbara Sala about 12 years ago in the Musée International d’Art Naïf de Magog in Quebec which has a few of her paintings in its collection. Dazzled by her colors and marvelous Chagallian phantasy, I decided to meet her.

dimanche 15 mars 2015
Canada’s New Sex Trade Law
par Janice G. Raymond

Over the past several years, a farrago of articles has made claims to debunking the "myths" of sex trafficking and prostitution.

dimanche 1er février 2015
Sharia Law, Apostasy and Secularism

Secularists will be gathering on 7 February 2015 in London for a day conference on Sharia Law, Apostasy and Secularism. The event follows an historic conference in October 2014 on the Religious-Right, Secularism and Civil Rights.

mercredi 29 octobre 2014
“Harm reduction” is not enough to appropriately analyze prostitution
par Rhéa Jean, PH.D.

This has led certain social workers and activists calling for the legalization of prostitution to believe that this social issue also requires a harm reduction approach without giving too much thought to the nevertheless fundamental distinctions between prostitution and addictions to substances such as heroin or alcohol.

samedi 25 octobre 2014
True Progressives Encourage Women’s Equality, Not Their Prostitution
par Joy Smith, MP

As Bill C-36, the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act moves closer to becoming law, debate on how best to protect women and children from the dangers of prostitution ensues. Critics of our legislation have focused on the legitimacy of prostitution as an occupation and highlight the right of individual expression.

jeudi 19 décembre 2013
Sexual mutilations outside Africa : new report and new denial except the Iraqi case
par Mireille Vallette, journaliste indépendante

The new summary report of UNICEF still does not dare to address the issue of female genital mutilation in the Middle East and South East Asia. Wadi, an German-Iraqi NGO lobbies to make things change. Interview.

samedi 15 juin 2013
FGM slowing down ? The UN asserts it, the Indonesian case contradicts it
par Mireille Vallette, journaliste indépendante

The UN communication with regard to sexual mutilations is deceitful.

mardi 9 avril 2013
Prostitution, STRASS and the senator - When opacity becomes relevant
par La Fondation Scelles

This organization STRASS, created in 2009 in Paris at the “Assises de la prostitution”, brings together a set of individuals, most of who engage in prostitution, and who campaign for its recognition.

mercredi 30 janvier 2013
Is equating prostitution and rape ‘intolerable violence’ ? Really ?
par Salomée Miroir

For several weeks, I have seen my time-line overrun with tweets that virulently protest the equating of prostitution with a form of rape.

dimanche 14 octobre 2012
Obama, Madonna and us
par Marieme Helie Lucas, sociologue et coordonnatrice de Secularism Is A Women’s Issue

I was utterly delighted when Madonna labelled Obama a ‘black Muslim’. She paid him back, quite involuntarily, for his Cairo speech...

jeudi 29 mars 2012
After Ontario Courts rule on Bedford : a rant
par Lee Lakeman

I think a lot of women both in and out of the sex industry are in for a shock now that the Bedford court decisions are starting to pile up.

mars 2012
Comparing Sex Buyers and Non-Sex Buyers July 2011 (Boston)
par Melissa Farley, Emily Schuckman, Jacqueline M. Golding, Kristen Houser, Laura Jarrett, Peter Qualliotine, Michele Decker

This research study compared 101 men who buy sex with 100 men who did not buy sex, matched by age, ethnicity, and education level. Most had a wife or girlfriend at the time of the study.

dimanche 26 février 2012
Sex resistance in heterosexual arrangements
Manifesto of the Southern Women’s Writing Collective

Read out in New York City, on April 1987, at a conference entitled “The sexual Liberals and the Attack on Feminism”.

lundi 2 janvier 2012
Abolitionists of the prostitution system : who we are, what we want !
par Mouvement du Nid and many other feminist organizations

Judging by the passionate - and often outrageous - responses that spice up
the debate on prostitution and the possible criminalization of
johns/prostituters (who, after all, are a minority), it is reasonable to
think that the issue touches a sore spot of the social compact : that of the
disposition of women for male sexual pleasure. We abolitionists advocate a
bold and innovative idea : doing away with this symbol of male dominance over
women.

mercredi 26 octobre 2011
Women Living Under Muslim Laws Statement on Libya

mardi 25 octobre 2011
Prostitution is a Threat to Humanity
par Wassyla Tamzali, lawyer and author

vendredi 21 octobre 2011
Prostitution - Call for Australia’s prostitution laws to be tightened
par Sheila Jeffreys, founder of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women in Australia

jeudi 29 septembre 2011
Violence - An Open Letter from Black Women to SlutWalk Organizers

dimanche 18 septembre 2011
Nothing that is sexual can be considered criminal : hidden sexual violence in the DSK case
par Féministes radicales

mardi 13 septembre 2011
The Truth about Global Sex Slavery – A Book by Lydia Cacho
par Élaine Audet

mardi 23 août 2011
Why reproductive rights and prostitution are not the same thing : A response to one decriminalization argument
par Meghan E. Murphy, The F Word

vendredi 29 juillet 2011
Prostitution - The abolitionist project within the conference Women’s Worlds 2011
par Lee Lakeman

mercredi 6 juillet 2011
Montreal - The Turcotte jury got it wrong
par Frema Engel, travailleuse sociale et auteure

mardi 10 mai 2011
Reasons I Will Not Go On the Slutwalk
par Rebecca Mott, writer

jeudi 7 avril 2011
International Sex Industries and their Accomplices Hamper the Autonomy of All Women
Address to The People’s Tribunal on Commercial Sexual Exploitation
par Lee Lakeman

vendredi 1er avril 2011
Ten Critical Reasons for getting rid of Harper’s Conservatives
par Nadia Alexan, Citizens in Action Montreal

février 2011
Real solidarity with prostituted women is in the fight for abolition of prostitution
Letter to the community of lesbians and queer women
par Kathleen Piovesan, Jacqueline Gullion, Erin Graham

janvier 2011
Letter to Canadian MPs and to the Canadian Minister of Justice
Decriminalize prostituted persons and criminalize those who exploit them (‘johns’ and pimps)
par Sisyphe

jeudi 25 novembre 2010
Polygamy in Canada Should Remain Illegal
par Homa Arjomand, présidente fondatrice de NoSharia.com

octobre 2010
My fears of the push for indoors prostitution
par Rebecca Mott, writer

octobre 2010
We cannot be satisfied with the simple harm-reduction model
Resolution May 24, 2008
par Social Action and Executive Committees of the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies

octobre 2010
The Native Women’s Association of Canada is Worried About Himel’s Judgement on Prostitution
par NWAC

octobre 2010
Ontario Court Decision Abandons Aboriginal Women and Women of Colour to Pimps
par Joint statement of the Aboriginal Women’s Action Network, Asian Women Coalition Ending Prostitution and the South Asian Women Against Male Violence

vendredi 20 août 2010
Response to the VPD review in the cases of the Pickton Murders
par Lee Lakeman

mardi 17 août 2010
Speech - The effects of globalization of political Islam on Women’s Rights, the question with polygamy, the Niqab and Honour Killing
par Homa Arjomand, présidente fondatrice de NoSharia.com

lundi 29 mars 2010
Quebec Forges Enlightened Trail on Burkas
par Tarek Fatah, journaliste et membre du Congrès musulman du Canada

dimanche 14 mars 2010
Breast Cancer a Disease, No a Marketing Opportunity
par Elsie Hambrook, Chairperson of the New Brunswick Advisory Council on the Status of Women

samedi 20 février 2010
The International Campaign To Closedown Iranian Embassies
par Homa Arjomand, présidente fondatrice de NoSharia.com

mercredi 17 février 2010
My Testimony at UN
Violation of rights in Iran, a window from my experience to a broader picture
par Shadi Sadr

dimanche 26 avril 2009
"Sex worker" ? Never met one !
par Trisha Baptie

jeudi 2 avril 2009
The Prostitutors
Prostitution - Feminist Perspectives (Excerps)
par Elaine Audet

mardi 24 mars 2009
The One Million Signatures Campaign has been awarded the prestigious Global Women’s Rights Award from the Feminist Majority Foundation

vendredi 20 mars 2009
Prostitution - Feminist Perspectives, a book

jeudi 15 janvier 2009
Prostitution : Violating the Human Rights of Poor Women
par l’Action ontarienne contre la violence faite aux femmes (AOcVF)

mardi 30 décembre 2008
More than 1 000 american historians call for equity in the stimulus package in open letter to Obama

mercredi 9 juillet 2008
Order of Canada Awarded to Dr. Morgentaler - Acts of intimidation should not rule Canada
par Johanne Fillion

vendredi 6 juin 2008
Femaid report on Afghanistan, May 2008
par Carol Mann, chercheure en sociologie et directrice de l’association ‘Women in War’ à Paris

samedi 17 mai 2008
Time for Quebecers to be more open : Bouchard-Taylor report
par Jeff Heinrich, The Gazette

dimanche 23 mars 2008
Canadian Bar Association supports strengthening equality in the Quebec Charter
par Me Bernard Amyot, Me Julie Latour et Me Benoît Lussier

jeudi 20 mars 2008
Zero Tolerance for Johns : How the Government of Sweden Would Respond to Spitzer
par Birgitta Ohlsson and Jenny Sonesson

mardi 18 mars 2008
Politicians are responsible for toxic, misogynist environment facing girls
par Valerie Smith, The Free Radical

mardi 18 mars 2008
Spitzer - The Myth of the Victimless Crime
par Melissa Farley et Victor Malarek

samedi 2 février 2008
Goodbye To All That (#2)
par Robin Morgan

février 2008
The freedom to never prostitute oneself
Letter to the Prime Minister of Canada, Mr. Stephen Harper
par Rose Dufour, anthropologue

décembre 2007
NO legalized brothels for the Olympics 2010 - Aboriginal women’s Action Network statement on prostitution

décembre 2007
CLES says NO to the violence of prostitution
par la Concertation des luttes contre l’exploitation sexuelle (CLES)

novembre 2007
Does Porn Make the Man ?
par Robert Jensen

vendredi 4 mai 2007
Subcommittee’s report on the solicitation laws
A Trip Into the Absurd
par Diane Guilbault

mai 2007
Mothers File International Complaint Against United States
par Stopfamilyviolence.org

vendredi 13 avril 2007
Prostitutes are victims, not criminals
par Joan Smith

mardi 6 mars 2007
Anthology of Québec Women’s Plays in English Translation, Volume I (1966-1986)

dimanche 4 mars 2007
The Concertation des luttes contre l’exploitation sexuelle (CLES) intervene during the upcoming provincial election

samedi 3 février 2007
Serreau, Legardinier, Mourani
Prostitution - Three Women and a Debate
par Élaine Audet

dimanche 28 janvier 2007
Men Favour the Apolitical Discourse on Prostitution
par Ana Popovic, Community Organiser and Carole Lizée, member of the Laval Centre for Women C.A.

samedi 20 janvier 2007
The Whole Truth Must be Told : Sylviane’s testimony on her experience of prostitution
par Sylviane

mercredi 10 janvier 2007
Democracy and Religious Obligations : an Impasse ?
par Diane Guilbault, collaboratrice de Sisyphe

lundi 1er janvier 2007
What is liberation ? Feminism past, present and future
par Gail K. Golden, psychotherapist and poet

mardi 5 décembre 2006
Books by Andrea Dworkin

vendredi 10 novembre 2006
Globalization, Militarism and Sex Trafficking
par Jean Enriquez, CATW

mercredi 1er novembre 2006
Muslim Groups Denounce the Cultural Relativism of a Certain Left
par Elaine Audet

lundi 30 octobre 2006
Canadian Muslim leader alleges her veil views sparked vandalism
par The Canadian Press

lundi 9 octobre 2006
Prostitution : CATW’S Post-World Cup Statement
par Janice G. Raymond

dimanche 8 octobre 2006
NOW to denounce so-called parental alienation

vendredi 1er septembre 2006
Prostitution : for an Abolitionist Bill
par Élaine Audet

dimanche 27 août 2006
The dimensions of trafficking for purposes of prostitution
par Richard Poulin, sociologist

mercredi 3 mai 2006
"Charm is a Guise ; Batterers Belong in Jail, Expert Says"

mardi 18 avril 2006
Interview with Catherine MacKinnon : Are Women Human ?
par The Guardian

jeudi 2 février 2006
Danish cartoons - Doing away with the Enlightenment ?
par Marieme Helie Lucas, sociologue et coordonnatrice de Secularism Is A Women’s Issue

mercredi 1er février 2006
It’s happening next door : from incestuous girls to alienating mothers
par Léo Thiers-Vidal, doctorant en sociologie

dimanche 29 janvier 2006
Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
Green Light for Pimps and Johns
par Élaine Audet et Micheline Carrier

samedi 21 janvier 2006
Buying Sex is not a Sport
Say no to Germany’s prostitution of women during the world cup games in 2006

décembre 2005
Prostitution is Violence Against Women
par Canadian Association of Sexual Assault Centers (CASAC)

dimanche 20 novembre 2005
The Ideal Site for the Crime
par Louky Bersianik

lundi 10 octobre 2005
Tell me, what does "gender" really mean ?
par Marie-Victoire Louis, researcher at CNRS

lundi 10 octobre 2005

Gunilla Ekberg : « The best thing we can do for our sisters is to support them to get out of prostitution »
Testimony in Front of the Subcommittee on Solicitation Laws of the Standing Committee on Justice

mercredi 21 septembre 2005
Interview with Catharine A. MacKinnon : « They haven’t crushed me yet. »
par Catherine Albertini et Emily Blake

samedi 10 septembre 2005
Decriminalizing prostitution, a magnet for pimps and johns
par Melissa Farley

mardi 14 juin 2005
Lovesick
par Louky Bersianik

dimanche 5 juin 2005
Declaration on Religious Arbitration in Family Law

samedi 4 juin 2005
Prostitution : Towards a Canadian policy of abolition
par Richard Poulin, Department of Sociology, University of Ottawa

jeudi 2 juin 2005
Prostitution inseparable of violence against women
par Lee Lakeman

mercredi 25 mai 2005
The need for a public debate on prostitution and its social consequences
par Sisyphe

mardi 17 mai 2005
Prostitution of First Nations Women in Canada
par Jacqueline Lynn, researcher

samedi 14 mai 2005
From the funds for the fight against AIDS
270 000 $ granted to Stella for a four days event on sex work
par Micheline Carrier

samedi 30 avril 2005
IN MEMORIAM : Andrea Dworkin or The passion for justice
par Christine Delphy, sociologue féministe, NQF

lundi 11 avril 2005
Decriminalizing prostitution will not improve the security of prostituted women
par Diane Matte, Coordinator of the International Secretariat of the World March of Women

dimanche 10 avril 2005
Dworkin - Taking Back the Night
par Élaine Audet

jeudi 3 mars 2005
Backlash and Whiplash : A Critique of Statistics Canada’s 1999 General Social Survey on Victimization
par Walter S. DeKeseredy and Martin D. Schwartz

mercredi 2 mars 2005
Letter sent to the Québec health Minister
Helping the prostituted women or promoting prostitution ?
par Élaine Audet

mardi 1er mars 2005
The Need for a Public Debate on Prostitution and its Social Consequences
par Elaine Audet

dimanche 6 février 2005
The legalization of prostitution and its impact on trafficking in women and children
par Richard Poulin, sociologue

mercredi 2 février 2005
Prostitution Links, Women’s Justice Center

mercredi 2 février 2005
"If you don’t take a job as a prostitute, we can stop your benefits"
par Clare Chapman

lundi 20 décembre 2004
Sweden Treating Prostitution as Violence Against Women
par Marie De Santis

mercredi 15 décembre 2004
Forced marriage as crime
par Homa Arjomand, présidente fondatrice de NoSharia.com

mercredi 1er décembre 2004
Why Women Must Get out of Men’s Laps
par Andrea Dworkin, auteure et militante féministe

décembre 2004
International Campaing Against Shari’a Court in Canada

mardi 30 novembre 2004
Appeal to the Canadian government
Decriminalize prostituted women, not prostitution
par Élaine Audet et Micheline Carrier

lundi 29 novembre 2004
Canada Contributes to the Sexual Trafficking of Women for Purposes of Prostitution
par Elaine Audet

mercredi 1er septembre 2004
Fathers’ Rights Groups in Australia and their Engagement with Issues in Family Law
par Miranda Kaye et Julia Tolmie, chercheuses

samedi 24 juillet 2004
Women Rage Against ’Rape’ in Northeast India
par Syed Zarir Hussain

vendredi 25 juin 2004
Sexual domination in uniform : an american value
par Linda Burnham

samedi 5 juin 2004
Tribunals Will Marginalize Canadian Muslin Women and Increase Privatization of Family Law
par Canadian Council of Muslim Women

mardi 1er juin 2004
The sexual sadism of our culture, in peace and in war
The Abu Ghraib images have all the hallmarks of contemporary porn
par Katharine Viner, "The Guardian"

mars 2004
Queer theory and violence against women
par Sheila Jeffreys

dimanche 15 février 2004
The Legalisation of Prostitution : A failed social experiment
par Sheila Jeffreys

In this article, Sheila Jeffreys shows that the social experiment of legalising brothel prostitution which took place in Australia in the 1980s and 1990s has failed in all of its objectives i.e. stopping the illegal industry and police corruption, reducing the harm to women, stopping street prostitution.

jeudi 12 février 2004
Globalization and the Sex Trade : Trafficking and the Commodification of Women and Children
par Richard Poulin, sociologue

janvier 2004
Will Paternal Paranoia Triumph ?
The organization of angry dads
par Trish Wilson

décembre 2003
Ode to Survivors
par Elaine Audet

décembre 2003
Court confirms any woman’s human right to organize with peers
par Suzanne Jay, Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter

jeudi 6 novembre 2003
Program produces motherless kids
par Liz Richards

mercredi 1er octobre 2003
Legitimating Prostitution as Sex Work : UN Labour Organization (ILO) Calls for Recognition of the Sex Industry (Part One)
par Janice G. Raymond

mercredi 1er octobre 2003
Legitimating Prostitution as Sex Work : UN International Labour Organization Calls for Recognition of the Sex Industry (Part Two)
par Janice G. Raymond

mercredi 1er octobre 2003
Elisabeth Badinter distorts feminism the better to fight it
par Elaine Audet

octobre 2003
Prostitution : Rights of Women or Right to Women ?
par Elaine Audet

octobre 2003
The "Stolen Feminism" Hoax : Anti-Feminist Attack Based on Error-Filled Anecdotes
par Laura Flanders, journalist

octobre 2003
Hormone Replacement Therapy, the "Magic Bullet" Ricochets
par Abby Lippman, geneticist , McGill University in Montreal

mardi 2 septembre 2003
For the sake of the children : the law, domestic violence and children contact in England
par Lorraine Radford, Marianne Hester, Julie Humphries, Kandy-Sue Woodfield

septembre 2003
Friendships between women good for health
par Gale Berkowitz

samedi 30 août 2003
Children of divorce need our protection
par Michele Landsberg, journaliste

jeudi 26 juin 2003
Divorce Bill’s flaws inadvertently aid abusers
par Michele Landsberg, journaliste

mercredi 4 juin 2003
Problem isn’t little boys, it’s little minds
par Michele Landsberg, journaliste

juin 2003
A report from Status of Women Canada about the discursive denial of gender inequalities
par Micheline Carrier

dimanche 4 mai 2003
Ten Reasons for Not Legalizing Prostitution
par Janice G. Raymond

mars 2003
Poem for Peace
Time to say no
par Élaine Audet

lundi 17 février 2003
Peace Rally Speech of a 12 year old American Girl
par Charlotte Aldebron

Peace rally speech on February 15th, of a 12 year old american girl at St. Mary’s Church, Presque Isle, Maine, in front of 150 Aroostook county residents from around the County.

2003
Good clone, bad clone ?
par Abby Lippman, geneticist , McGill University in Montreal

2003
Canadian Women’s Health Network
Networking to Improve Women’s Health
par CWHN

2003
So hard to say goodbye
par Michele Landsberg, journaliste

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