Pornography and Prostitution

The Harmfulness of Pornography

A huge majority of Americans believe that some forms of "pornography" - eg. eroticized rape scenes - influence some men toward real-life sexual aggression. Social science also now confirms this. A large body of behavioral research shows that men exposed to certain rape portrayals show psychological changes that increase the likelihood of attacks on women.

10 Major Unresolved Issues Within the Anti-Pornography Struggle

A challenge to the feminist anti-pornography movement has been a lack of consensus about key issues and goals.  The NOMAS National Task Group on Pornography & Prostitution has developed a list of ten such unresolved issues (see below).  We seek to encourage

Does Consensual Prostitution Exist?

By Robert Brannon, PHD, Chair

NOMAS Task Group on Pornography and Prostitution,

Taxing Prostitution? Please Think Again... and a bit Deeper

Raising funds by taxing prostitution is surely among the most wrong-headed, misinformed - and in the deepest sense immoral - ideas being pushed in America today. Thus The New York Times' unusually light-hearted and splashy, four-columns, two-photos story by Charlie LeDuff on 6/28/03, which naively glamorized and implicitly promoted prostitution will give more fuel to all the critics who increasingly wonder when the respected paper will recover its critical faculties.

The Fight Against Sex Trafficking: Still An Uphill Struggle

At first glance, it would seem that the horrors of sex-trafficking have finally been clearly recognized in 2009; that change for the better is happening.   Public opinion seems strongly against sex trafficking.  The U.S.

Stop Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking is 21st century slavery. There are more slaves today – 27 million – than ever in all 400 years of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade combined. Every year over 2 million women and children are sold into slavery around the world in what is considered a form of modern day slavery.

NOMAS supports Reauthorization of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, HR 3887

The U.S. law addressing the crime of Sex Trafficking, the Trafficking Victims Protection Act 0f 2000, is about to expire and must be reauthorized by Congress.

On December 4, the House did something remarkable. It overwhelmingly passed HR 3887 which not only extends the TVPA, but greatly improves it. The trafficking issue now moves to the Senate Judiciary Committee.