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Dear Ms. Gemee:
My name is Jody Williams.  I'm the founder of the modern day sex trafficking movement itself.  You can verify this by clippings I have up at   The "brothel" I was charged with having was the first "safe house" for adults.  We had to set up our own because the police didn't even believe trafficking was real - let alone would they do anything or have anywhere safe for us to go.  I couldn't explain that back then as a defense.  
Wanting to change this is what went into the founding in 1987 of our hotline, the 12 step program, and the first program in Los Angeles then Mayor Tom Bradley set up with the courts and jails as the first "alternative" sentencing program that recognized there were in fact victims years before we got federal recognition with the Trafficking Act of 2000 passing.  
Needing cheap housing - I married in 1994 and relocated to a small town outside of Omaha, Nebraska.  Once settled into Blai…


The enemy of my enemy is my friend is an ancient proverb which suggests that two opposing parties can or should work together against a common enemy. The earliest known expression of this concept is found in a Sanskrit treatise on statecraft dating to around the 4th century BC, while the first recorded use of the current English version came in 1884.[1][2] Some suggest that the proverb is of Arabic origin.[citation needed]
I look around me to see who "hijacked" the modern day sex trafficking movement and morphed it into the new "war on drugs" only on sex workers and the African American community.   I see the same people, the same tactics, the same names even, in each one of these cases.

I see the faked ACORN hidden camera video where a reporter pretended to be a pimp to try and set up Obama to appear to be supportive of sex trafficking.  The reality came out in court that the agent was stalling for the police to arrive by "playing along" with this repor…


Jody Williams, Founder & Director Sex Workers Anonymous (formerly Prostitutes Anonymous) (702) 468-4529 Telephone
October 1, 2015
Re: Use of the Word “Prostitute”
Owners & Editors of Associated Press Via Email
Dear Respected Members of the Press:
First, I want you to know I respect your jobs even more now than ever since the Telecommunications Act of 1995 passed. I want you to know that had that law passed one day before it did – we wouldn't even be talking about the issue of child sex trafficking. Why? Because in the 1960's, 70's, and 80's (I don't know how old you are), the issue was considered to be so non-existent that if you spoke about it back then you were received exactly the same as if you said “aliens are abducting me and selling me for sex” today.
If you call a cop today and ask them to “go rescue a girl at such and such address because the aliens have her” - that's the reception I got when I tried during the 1980…


Sex Workers Anonymous (formerly Prostitutes Anonymous) (702) 468-4529 Telephone
September 5, 2015
Re: Life and Death Communication Issues
Catholic Bishops & Associates Via Email
Salvation Army Human Trafficking Division Via Email
For those of you who do not know me, my name is Jody Williams. I was involved in the sex industry from the late 1970's to the mid-1980's. During that time, I not only was a victim of sex trafficking myself, but I also was witnessing many different types of trafficking as well. As well as witnessing trafficking – I was also witnessing people trying to leave these various situations – only to find either nothing to help them or even outright barriers in their way.
When I was arrested during a very high profile scandal in 1984 I was dubbed the “High Tech Madam” ( – I found I was unable to mount a defense for myself because I was viewed as a criminal by our legal system who had no way of u…


Dear Matt:  I read your article about the lawsuit of ACLU vs. USCCB.
You are far far far off base here and if you'd bothered to talk to someone in the field, or that knows the history of the issue you would not be writing the article this way.  For example, how about talking to the founder of the modern day sex trafficking movement itself?   Me.
Back in the 1970's and 1980's - the world viewed prostitution as a "victimless crime".  When Linda Lovelace tried to tell people she was forced to film "Deep Throat" with a gun pointed at her - no one believed her.   If anything, the anti-porn people grabbed ahold of her and tried to use her to outlaw porn.  But the message she was trying to say was lost when the religious right got involved.
Which was lots of men, women, and children, were being forced to do porn, stripping, and prostitution, while being view…