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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 “different perspectives” called the “sex industry”. …

LETTER TO ELAINE MCCARTIN OF POLARIS

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There was an event being held in Los Angeles to discuss "fighting sex trafficking" we saw listed on the Polaris Facebook page.   To protect their anonymity, some of our members will post their feelings using my account so it appears to be coming from me.  This is to encourage those who are not used to expressing themselves yet in recovery to do so.  Many of us have been greatly harmed when expressing our feelings by pimps who say "no one cares what you think" and other such statements.  So to be "training wheels" I encourage our members who aren't quite ready yet, or who have their reasons why they don't want to, express their feelings using their own names by using my account.   One of these members saw the event and got pretty upset none of us were invited to attend a meeting about "fighting sex trafficking".  In fact, none of the people attending were survivors.  Elaine wrote us back the comment was "harmful", "not cons…