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Letter to New Hampshire Reps. on De-Criminalizing Prostitution

Sent to Representatives in New Hampshire, who were to vote on a proposal that would lead to de-criminalizing Prostitution in New Hampshire (posted 2/15/17) Dear Representative,     I speak on behalf of a 35 year old national men’s network (Nomas.org) which among other things, looks very closely at the “commercial sex industry.”     “De-criminalizing prostitution” sounds sexy, “modern” and attractive in some ways, at

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PRESS RELEASE: NOMAS commends Ireland on passage of Nordic Model bill

   NOMAS, and Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW) commend  Ireland, for the historic passage of a new bill which de-criminalizes prostituted people, but penalizes the purchase of sex (the Nordic model). The bill was approved on Feb. 14. The new Irish law will help efforts to end demand, by holding sex buyers accountable, and will also ensure that prostituted women and girls can

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Confronting the Commercial Sex Industry: Many Losses, a Few Bright Spots

Dr. Robert Brannon* The NOMAS National Task Group on Sex-Trafficking, Pornography, & the Commercial Sex Industry attempts to monitor events in this wide range of issues. The National Task Group is Chaired by Dr. Robert Brannon, with the involvement of other NOMAS leaders including Moshe Rozdzial, Phyllis Frank, Chris O’Sullivan, Rose Garrity and others. It has regular exchanges with feminist leaders and activists across

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DONALD TRUMP AND THE SEX INDUSTRY

DONALD TRUMP AND THE SEX INDUSTRY Robert Brannon National Organization for Men Against Sexism SEXUALITY IS A CENTRAL, life-enhancing, and important part of our lives, but its commercial exploitation for profits has had many negative consequences, for individuals, and for our society. The National Organization for Men Against Sexism (1) sponsors a National Task Group which monitors and critiques the commercial sex industry: a

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Trafficked Women, Used in Prostitution, Are Not “Sex-Workers”

Robert Brannon, Department of Psychology, Brooklyn College C.U.N.Y. Panel on Sex Trafficking; International Masculinities Conference; New York City, March 6, 2015   I am a psychologist and within the field of psycholinguistics there is a familiar observation concerning native-language and thought-patterns, known as the “Whorfian” Principle (Whorf 1956; Lucy 1992). The words which we have learned and absorbed, the language that we daily speak,

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Epilogue: NOMAS Accountability and the Forging Justice Conference, Detroit, 2013

In 2013, NOMAS co-sponsored a conference with Haven in Detroit. The opening keynote presentation included a position on prostitution that seriously conflicts with NOMAS’s stance. Subsequently, NOMAS was charged with unethical decisions and behavior. The controversy was about the patriarchal, oppressive system of the commercial sex industry, not about any individuals involved in that system. We did not err in our analysis. We know

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NOMAS Opposes Amnesty International’s Policy on Decriminalization of Prostitution/Sex Trafficking

Press Release                                                                                              August 18, 201 On August 11, 2015, Amnesty International (AI) turned its back on Feminism by voting to adopt policy supporting decriminalizing prostitution (also known as sex trafficking). However intended or motivated, the decision by Amnesty International is an act in support of male supremacy and privilege. NOMAS, the National Organization for Men Against Sexism, opposes the legalization of prostitution and has

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NOMAS Policy Positions on Issues of Prostitution

NOMAS National Task Group on Sex Trafficking, Pornography, & The Commercial Sex Industry Robert Brannon Ph.D., Chair    A. Our Culture’s Mythology of Prostitution    There is a common, popular stereotype, sometimes termed “the happy hooker,” of a woman willingly selling her body, who is tough, independent, sassy, strong, often wise, and in full control of her fun, raunchy life-style.  In this stereotype she’s

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NOMAS Position on Prostitution and Sex Trafficking

  Moshe Rozdzial and The National Council of NOMAS The National Organization for Men Against Sexism (NOMAS) has, since its inception, advocated an “abolitionist” position, strongly opposing the life-destroying use of women and children – by men – in sex trafficking and prostitution. NOMAS views prostitution and sex trafficking (they are essentially the same) as a global tool of patriarchal oppression, very often based

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The Commercial Sex Industry, Pornography, Sex Trafficking and Prostitution Links

Survivors of Prostitution and Trafficking Manifesto Survivors of Prostitution and Trafficking Manifesto Press Conference at the European Parliament. “Who Represents Women in Prostitution? October 17, 2005   Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (CAASE) VISION: CAASE is committed to building a global community free from sexual exploitation.  We know that all forms of sexual exploitation, including sexual assault and the commercial sex trade, are detrimental

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