Posts

Showing posts from October, 2016

LETTER TO BILLY JACK'S SURVIVORS

Of course my luck is that the day the "light goes on" with me with respect to some of the concepts Tom was trying to raise awareness about - I learn he passed away two years ago.   So I'm writing to the survivors.  My name is Jody Williams.  Back in the 1980's, I was a young MENSA  member who graduated high school at 15 years of age because of a high IQ.  I enrolled in community college to prepare my way for the university, but I needed to get a job after my father robbed my college fund.   I got a job at a nightclub owned by the family who are part of the generational line connected to Richard Pryor of drug dealers, pimps and prostitutes . He's spoken openly about his grandmother running the brothel his mother worked in.  They needed a way to launder money and this was the club I walked into looking for a job in 1979.   I was "turned out" by this family of pimps into the sex industry.  However, after watching this "family" tore apa

MARTHA STEWART BOYCOTT

Dear Martha Stewart and Associates: I've seen the commercial on VH1 with Martha Stewart dancing with Snoop Dogg to promote the "Martha and Snoop's Dinner Party" series.   http://variety.com/2016/tv/news/martha-stewart-snoop-dogg-vh1-dinner-party-1201832529/   To say I'm offended is an understatement.  This country is having a record epidemic not only of juvenile sex trafficking, but we're also in a second HIV/AIDS epidemic as well as a Hep C and HPV virus http://www.hpvepidemic.com/trailer  (diseases which are all sexually transmitted).   http://www.avert.org/professionals/hiv-social-issues/key-affected-populations/sex-workers http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/4/3/hiv-epidemic-southern-indiana.html http://kff.org/global-health-policy/fact-sheet/the-global-hivaids-epidemic/ http://www.epidemic.org/thefacts/theepidemic/ Because of the focusing only upon the issue of sex trafficking itself, without acknowledging the fact it involves sex whil

LETTER TO BRADLEY MYLES RE: BACKPAGE ARREST OF CARL FERRER

Jody Williams, Founder & Director Sex Workers Anonymous (formerly Prostitutes Anonymous) www.sexworkersanonymous.com (702) 488-1127 or (888) 666-1782 October 11, 2016 Bradley Myles c/o Polaris Via Email & Fax Re: Backpage Arrest Dear Mr. Myles: I'm sure an educated man such as yourself has probably heard of the poem popularized by John Godfrey Saxe entitled “The Blind Men & the Elephant”. This poem if you remember was based on a story that's been repeated in many cultures about the blind men called upon to describe an elephant. However, each one of them was feeling a different part of the animal – thus one was feeling the tail vs. the other feeling the tusk. While each was “correct” at the part they were describing - they were still “disagreeing” with each other about what it was simply because of having a different perspective. I'm writing to you today because I believe we may be looking at the same “animal” from “differe