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ASSOCIATED PRESS LETTER - LOSING TOUCH WITH REALITY & THE WAR ON WORDS

Jody Williams, Founder & Director Sex Workers Anonymous (formerly Prostitutes Anonymous) www.sexworkersanonymous.com (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…

LETTER TO CATHOLIC BISHOPS AND SALVATION ARMY

Sex Workers Anonymous (formerly Prostitutes Anonymous) www.sexworkersanonymous.com (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
Hello:
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” (www.hightechmadam.com) – 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…