Topic: prostitution

‘Whoremom’ Is Raising Money For A Documentary About How Sex Workers Get Their Kids Taken Away

'Whoremom' Is Raising Money For A Documentary About How Sex Workers Get Their Kids Taken Away

If you think your custody battle was tough then I will kindly direct you to the story of Tanaha Koontz. The mother of three and former prostitute based in St. Petersburg, Florida says that she found herself without virtually any rights to her babies after her husband yelled “whore!” in court proceedings. But Tanaha alleges that it was her abusive husband who was sex trafficking her to begin with, pimping her out after losing his job. Unable to recover her children so far, Tanaha is now raising funds to tell her story — and that of many other women like her. A documentary that she hopes to entitle “Whoremom.” More »

It’s Time For Child Protective Services To Intervene On ‘Tiaras’

It's Time For Child Protective Services To Intervene On 'Tiaras'

The worst thing about TLC’s “Toddlers & Tiaras” is that there is a market for it. We live in a world that doesn’t just give parents an opportunity to exploit toddlers through so-called beauty pageants but also a world where such exploitation makes for a hit reality television show. That’s sad.

But the Parents Television Council has sounded the alarm about the latest horror to come from the show. A mother dressed her daughter up as a prostitute and had her compete. This is in no way an exaggeration. In fact, it’s not just a prostitute but an iconic prostitute in a “hooker” uniform. More »

Are Impending College Loans Causing Our Children To Search For ‘Sugar Daddies’?

Are Impending College Loans Causing Our Children To Search For 'Sugar Daddies'?

The recession hasn’t fully recovered and the average college student is accruing more and more debt. With few jobs available for their parents, let alone themselves, young adults are looking out onto the horizon of adulthood with some very high bills to pay and with very little resources. The rising cost of education and little means to pay for it is causing some collegiate-bound girls and boys to go in search of “sugar daddies” — older wealthy men who are willing to pay tuition bills in exchange for their companionship and sex. More »

Explaining Thailand’s Sex Industry And Other Curiosities To My 7-Year-Old

Explaining Thailand's Sex Industry And Other Curiosities To My 7-Year-Old

Most of Bangkok is pretty typical for an Asian city but one of the things you can’t help but notice are the ladyboys. These are the men who dress as women, have undergone various procedures to feminize (including surgery up top and down below and hormone replacement therapy), and wear makeup. Many of them are gorgeous and look to be more female than me.
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