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Friday, February 10, 2017

PHYLLISHA ANNE AND "ILLEGAL RECORDINGS"

Dear APAG Guild:

I came across this statement today on your site about supposed "illegal" recordings made by Phyllisha Anne you seem not only quite upset about, but seem upset that the IEAU board isn't doing as you're wanting them to do about the situation.  http://www.apagunion.com/a-p-a-g-defines-its-position-in-regards-to-i-e-a-u-founder-phyllysha-anne-and-the-disdain-and-inactivity-of-the-i-e-a-u-president-and-its-current-board/

Now I don't know either one of you in this situation but I do feel I know enough about such things as "confidentiality" laws and illegal recordings as to inquire a little more about something you feel so strongly about you're attacking a woman who founded the union in the first place from what I understand.  My understanding, maybe I'm wrong, is that in an attempt to whitewash the connection between James Deen and the Adult Performers Advocacy Committee, who had their president turn out to be a man accused of raping at least nine women who came forward, one of who is now dead from a drug overdose which we don't know if it was an accident, a suicide or something worse - you've basically repackaged yourself as this group.

I know about these sorts of things because for years when I had been answering the only hotline in this country for years I never ever recorded a phone call.  When I launched the hotline for Prostitutes Anonymous, later renamed to Sex Workers Anonymous, we were literally the only hotline for adults to call if they got into trouble, needed help, or if they needed to reconnect to people who were also from the sex industry.

You have to realize things have changed in the world as well as the industry.  I say that because in 1987 when I launched the hotline if you were a prostitute, stripper, or porn performer you were considered by this country and law enforcement as nothing more than a "common criminal".  That was including if you didn't have one single arrest even on your record.  That included if you were strictly an exotic dancer who didn't take "tips" for the Champagne Room.  That included if you were a porn model or performer but also didn't prostitute as well.  That included if you were working at a legal establishment at a legal job.

Back then if you were beat the shit out of by your husband, not a trick, but your husband - and you tried to go to a domestic violence shelter for help they would refuse you based on just the fact you were involved in the sex industry.  You wanted to go into a detox?  Forget it.  If they even suspected you were involved in sex work - you would be denied treatment.  I literally once took a girlfriend of mine I had rescued out of a house after she had been stabbed 51 times and chained to a refrigerator after I found her and got her out of there and we didn't wait for an ambulance because those men could come back at any moment - when I took her bleeding all over me to the ER they refused to even touch her!  I had to literally threaten a medical complaint against them and a lawsuit in order to get the hospital to stitch her up.  Even then they refused to admit her after they stitched her up.

Why?  Because back then anyone in sex work was considered literally UNABLE to be a victim by virtue of prostitution being illegal.  What this meant was if you were kidnapped, beaten, raped, and otherwise violated victim services was not able to help you because you were considered a "criminal".  If a guy robbing a bank gets shot - he can't sue for "personal injury" because he was injured during the commission of a crime.  Essentially when the law considers you a "criminal" you have no rights.

Meaning if a housewife got herself beat up, raped, kidnapped, or whatever then the Office of Victim Services would step in and provide that victim with medical care, counseling, even vocational rehabilitation should the injury be so severe they couldn't work any longer, and even relocation if they needed to get physically away from their abuser in order to be safe from them.  BUT if you were a sex worker back prior to the passing of the Trafficking Act of 2000 - you would be told by Victim Services to go kick rocks basically.  Now since they wouldn't pay for these services - no one would take care of us when we were injured or in trouble.

I remember calling 911 one time when another girlfriend of mine had her pimp lock her in the house, shutting me outside of the apartment, and then I could hear him beating the shit out of her.  So I called 911 and told them she was being held inside the apartment and her "boyfriend" was beating her and I needed them to come rescue her.  You know what 911 did?  Laugh and hang up on me.  Why?  They knew the woman at this address was a prostitute - so as far as they were concerned they weren't going to risk injuring a cop to help save her.

Now this was taking into consideration it wasn't the cop fucking with us.  Because I had a cop get a thing for me who kept insisting he wanted my "services".  I refused because he was a cop and I got myself arrested for that refusal.  He threatened to keep arresting me until I gave in and agreed to see him.  Some of my girlfriends have been raped by cops, even pimped by cops.  So who do you call when the guy hurting you IS a cop?

We had no one to call for help which made a lot of women feel like they needed a pimp for protection.  But in most cases of course that guy wound up being the problem to and then who do you call?  Until the Trafficking Act of 2000 passed which allowed us to be able to be legally classified as a "victim" - we had nowhere to go for help when we got into trouble.  You would call the rape hotline and the minute they found out you were a prostitute - click.  Why?  Because their donors wouldn't donate to help "whores" who got raped because that's actually considered "theft of services" by most courts.

Now don't get me wrong - the Trafficking Act of 2000 passing didn't solve our problems by a long shot.  It was going to work well until the revision of 2003 came down where Randall Tobias gave all that money we had worked to make available to help us be handed over to the "faith based" groups who agreed to the "prostitution clause" which is they wouldn't view prostitution as part of "work" that is involved in the sex industry.  Meaning we got a long way to go because they'll now fund services for "victims" but not "sex workers".  Causing any group who wants money to help sex workers has to now fly under the radar by calling us all "victims".

But back to when I started our hotline, I got some really desperate life and death calls from people who couldn't turn to the cops for help.  Of course I advertised "all calls are confidential" and meant that.  I had the police come to me once asking about someone who called and they tried to slap me with a warrant to be me to talk to them about what she said.  I refused and because I was a 12 step group I am able to afford callers the same confidentiality as AA or NA does through laws grandfathered in by them.  But the warrant was given to me before a court ruled that anything said in an AA group is considered "privileged" so to fight it I went and got ordained as a minister.  It was quicker than trying to become a priest, doctor or lawyer overnight to be able to fight back against their demand for information.

So I take confidentiality very seriously.  But as we grew bigger and older - things started happening.  I had a call come in with respect to the Jessie Foster case where this woman was telling me information about the man she believed killed Jessie and three other prostitutes in Las Vegas.  She was in fear for her life and I frankly was also after she told me about this man.  The call was because she wanted help to get away from him and he hadn't been prosecuted for Jessie's murder according to her because he'd turned into a cop's informant.  Meaning if she tried to run she knew he might get his cop friends to help drag her back.  How did I know if everything she was telling me might not be the last thing she says on this earth?  What if I went to pick her up and she was already dead?  What would I tell the cops about what she told me?

I remember that call got me seriously thinking maybe I had better start recording the incoming calls to the hotline.  As I started getting more death threats, suicide threats, callers talking to me about children who were being trafficked, etc. I started thinking much more seriously that some of these calls needed to be recorded in case it was something literally involving saving someone's life.

When the death threat calls we started getting became more pin pointed - meaning the caller knew about members in our program, where they lived, what their real names were, etc., I started thinking even more seriously that I needed to start recording these calls to protect someone.  The last straw for me was after I saw the ACORN hidden video where this reporter pretended to be a pimp and he went into the ACORN office claiming he was a pimp and he recorded the staff there advising him how to traffick women across the Mexican border.  Of course the video made it appear the guy was actually advising him how to do this.  In reality, the man said he was stalling this guy until the police could come so the video was made out of context.

I decided to start recording calls then.  I did this only in case of an emergency - and started deleting the calls once I knew there was nothing we needed to keep the records for.  Which I did just in time because a few weeks after we started recording calls we had a completely phony person pretending to be a sex trafficking victim call us up begging for help to escape her pimp.  We arranged everything for her to be picked up at the bus stop, taken to the airport, flown to the USA into a year long program, her papers were arranged, her flight was arranged and we had everything ready to go for her - and then SHE didn't show up at the pick-up point.

Then this "catfish" victim started telling everyone on social media we had "abandoned her".  We had supposedly "promised to help her" and "left her stranded".  Only I was able to identify this woman was actually one of Swanee Hunt's minions (Swanee Hunt is the mastermind of these "end demand campaigns") who was trying to get us discredited.  We traced the IP address back to Rachel Moran.  The cell phone was registered to Rachel Moran.  The utility bills for her house were in Rachel's name.  We spoke to the local police who confirmed that was Rachel's house and she lived alone.   BECAUSE I had recorded the calls - I was able to post the tape online next to a taped interview of Rachel Moran's - and then anyone could hear this was in fact Rachel Moran yanking our chain here.

Something we never could have exposed if we hadn't of recorded those calls.  Initially I recorded them in case her pimp killed her and we needed them to prosecute him.  Then it turned out we needed them to not only show people we didn't abandon this woman - but also expose how people like Swanee Hunt operate.  Swanee funded the "Stop the Red Light" group that Rachel was a part of when this went down is why I say that about her.  So we did not let down someone calling for help as they were trying to make people believe.  I also hadn't posted the tape of a sex worker calling us - but someone PRETENDING to be one.  Had I not recorded those calls - we would not have been able to defend ourselves nor expose these tactics.

I also use these tapes to train our volunteers on our hotline.  We have pimps who routinely will send in certain women to try and find out where our groups meet.  I know the voices of these people but our newer members don't.  So I'm able to play these tapes for them to train them as to who to be aware is fishing for information.

I have no choice but to have the recorder on all the time because when you pick up the phone - by the time someone says their death threat to you - they're gone.  You don't have time to hit the record button.  You certainly aren't going to be able to ASK them for consent to record them threatening to slice your throat or the throat of one of our members.  Thanks to the recording - I was even able to record a police officer threatening us.  So that leaves having a recorder on the phone at all times in case of that type of call coming in.  Now for us, we delete every file of every call once we determine that call wasn't a threat.  They are not used in any way to violate a members' confidentiality as all calls that aren't threats like that - are immediately deleted.

Now I know that Phyllisha has gotten calls for help over the years where she's had to help people in crisis situations.  People who knew her and turned to her for help rather than calling our hotline because they didn't know us but knew her.   So on that basis alone I can understand why Phyllisha might want to record calls on her phone.

Even now I think she's right to do so because she's talked about threats she's received in the past.   So all the more reason why it would be extremely prudent and wise of her to be recording calls.  I don't know much about unions but if it's anything like I've seen in movies like "Hoffa" then I would imagine a lot of people wouldn't be too happy about her forming a union.  I know Sheldon Adelson isn't.  He's notorious for not wanting a union, and especially not wanting a sex worker union because he uses them a lot in his casino business.  Just because I think a union is a good idea for the sex industry - that man has had people threaten me, he's told me I've been "blacklisted" in any media he owns like the Review Journal, etc.  So based on just knowing how many people really don't want a union in the sex industry - frankly she'd be nuts not to be recording calls on her phone because of the threats I'm sure she's receiving for trying to bring a union to us.

Now I didn't take the decision to record all incoming calls from numbers I don't know yet lightly. First of all, I've had a gun pointed at me literally by a pimp demanding to know where someone was at who had left him and I refused to talk.  So I take the confidentiality issues here at one of life and death and I stand behind them literally with my life on the line sometimes.  Because more than once I've a pimp track me down and demand to know where someone who left them has gone to and they don't get a word out of me.

One of the fundamental reasons we choose to go with a 12 step structure is because of confidentiality.  I had a BIG  problem when I started out hotline and that was over the issue of confidentiality.  Someone running from the law could mean I get a warrant slapped on me and how am I going to answer that demand?  There are only a handful of ways you can refuse to answer a subpena or a warrant - and I'm not a priest, doctor or lawyer.  Those are the three main ones.  The other is a reporter trying to protect his sources -but even that's been challenged successfully.

Domestic violence hotline and drug treatment hotlines are covered under confidentiality laws - but the hotline for us, especially a hotline where sometimes the callers are criminals engaging in criminal activity was one I had to figure out how we can protect ourselves from being compelled to talk by a court.  In doing our legal homework we learned that AA was covered under the confidentiality laws - meaning a 12 step group is covered under the confidentiality laws.  So this was one thing we factored into the decision on how to structure our group/hotline.  If we had not gone with the 12 step structure - then we wouldn't have a leg to stand on when hit with a subpena or warrant.

Or this - that of being asked to inform on our members by the CIA, FBI, NSA, and all those alphabets because I have been asked by all of these agencies to do just that.  I have been offered a nice monthly salary to report back on what those who call us say.   I have been more than "offered" but I had a cop in Nevada actually threaten me and demand that I relay information to him on what our members were saying, who they were, who they ran with, etc.  Let me tell you - it was a day that brought back such horrible PTSD memories it took me two weeks to recuperate from the day those three cops stuck me in a car and started threatening me if I didn't report back to them everything I knew going on with our membership to them and I refused.  When Jeane Palfrey died, I had a warrant served on me to get copies of her emails and text messages which I refused also.  The cops spent a year harassing me over this refusal.

Let me explain why also this is such an important issue to me - and that's of our constitutional rights.  How can I ask someone who may be engaged in a criminal activity to call me and talk openly to me if in doing so they're incriminating themselves?   Because for me to do that would be asking them to literally violate their constitutional right not to incriminate themselves.  I mean how would it be to say "call this hotline for help and tell me about your criminal behavior and oh by the way I'm going to report this back to the cops if you do".  No - I can't do that.  So by us being covered on the confidentiality laws, recording the calls or not, they're not going anywhere - then I know callers aren't violating their right to not incriminate themselves.

However - not so with the National Trafficking Hotline.  They are NOT a 12 step group, a domestic violence hotline, a drug treatment hotline, nor a priest, doctor, lawyer, or reporter.   The person answering their hotline is not an ordained minister.  So when you are calling them and you're engaged in a criminal behavior - you are literally being asked to violate your 5th amendment right because Polaris  - very reluctantly mind you - admitted that if someone does discuss a crime with them they are obligated to report it back to law enforcement.   So actually you're less protected as to confidentiality when calling the National Trafficking Hotline than in calling us.  Besides, they get paid by the CIA to report back to them the content of their calls.   Polaris has partnered with Palantir Technologies - who crunches data for the CIA.  We however do not.  We take no money from anyone to relay any information back to anyone.  So recording or not - nothing that comes into our hotline is revealed unless there is a child involved or in immediate danger.

Which raises the question by the way about the confidentiality of what your union knows about it's members if you ask me.  I don't see anything on your site posted addressing the confidentiality issues with respect to the calls to you, your membership, etc.  So like before you get all hopped up about Phyllisha's recordings - can we talk about your confidentiality guidelines for what is said about those who call your union for help?

Now you admit she's the "founder".   But yet I don't think you really truly grasp what a target that's put on her back.  A target for which again I know she's been threatened, she's had things happen to try and intimidate her, and she's had enough things thrown at her to try and stop her from forming the union in the first place I would think you would understand why she'd have to do this to protect not only herself BUT the union.  I mean how do you know someone wouldn't accuse her of something which could have shut down the whole kit and kaboodle before it even got off the ground?  Well you wouldn't understand that position would you because you weren't the person who did found the union then are you?  Real easy to criticize how Phyllisha did what she did after she did it and then you get to run off with it now because that's what it appears like to me is what you're doing.

It's easy to criticize someone who started something you didn't start.  It's not so easy to be the one to start it.  So yes maybe she had good solid reasons to be recording calls and conversations because I'm sure she's not only received threats, but I'm also sure she's had to deal with people setting her up for things.  Things I've seen a lot of in this industry over the years.  I've seen sooooo many of us set up to shut us down over the years - she'd be a complete idiot not to be recording every word she says.

Look at what happened to Dr. Sharon Mitchell and how the AIM clinic got shut down.  When people wanted to get her clinic shut down because they wanted the control she had taken away from her as a leader in this industry - she was framed in my opinion on that bribery accusation.  Something she probably could have defended herself a little better if she had recorded all transactions.

I watched Sharnel Silvey get framed.  She was caring for an elderly man who was dying and he told her to use his card after he died to "buy herself some clothes".  Sharnel set up the first diversion and alternative sentencing program for prostitutes in northern Nevada.  She, at her own expense and at her own risk, was doing outreach within the brothels of Nevada when no one else was.  When someone needed help to get away from a pimp - we were able to go into action.  To avoid jail, keep custody of their kids, not lose their home - because of Sharnel they could go to meetings of her program instead of going to jail if convicted of prostitution charges.  She did a lot of things to help a lot of sex workers and in return she was framed.

After the man died, Joe Conforte asked Sharnel to come to Brazil and help him auction off virgins.  She refused and wanted to continue helping prostitutes in Nevada instead.  Out of nowhere the dead man's family pops up and accuses her of stealing that credit card.  Because she did not record him giving her permission to use that card - she was charged not only with theft but also elder abuse.  Because he was a senior - on her first conviction, with no prior record, she had to serve five years in prison with no parole because of that one accusation for which if she had recorded it - she'd not have gone to prison for five years.

In 2009, people were approaching all of the groups founded by ex-sex workers and offering them $10,000 in donations.  Those who took it, had the person later turn around and claim they were "conned" out of the money.  One by one by one I was getting calls from these women telling me how they had just been arrested for this supposed crime.  I asked each one of them if they had made any recordings of the conversation, was anything in writing - and not a one of them did.  A few of them went to jail and many now have records for phony accusations which were done to try and drive out groups led by actual ex-sex workers so these people funded by Swanee Hunt could instead take over who try and convince the world that porn is "evil" and should be outlawed.

So Phyllisha had better damn well be recording all of her conversations to protect her ass and that of the union.  Now I don't know what she recorded or where because I don't know her well, nor have I heard the tapes but your accusation that they were "illegal" may not be completely accurate.  There are MANY situations where it is in fact legal to record without all parties consent.  Here's a few of those exceptions talked about here - https://www.casp.net/california-anti-slapp-first-amendment-law-resources/statutes/civil-code-section-47/ and here https://oag.ca.gov/privacy/privacy-laws and there's more here - http://www.justanswer.com/law/7wbay-exceptions-ca-recorded-audio-two-party.html

Meaning it's not just flat out wrong in all cases to record someone simply because we're in California. One big exception to the law which gives her the right to record someone without their consent is if she's trying to collect evidence on something in order to put together a criminal case against someone.  No one is going to knowingly incriminate themselves - so the law does allow you to record someone who is trying to harm you.  If you think someone may be going to threaten you with harm - then yes you can record that conversation to get the threat on tape.

If you're in a public place, you have the right to photograph that person as well as record them.  I hate to say it but it's true.  If I'm out in a public restaurant it's legal to record without consent and we saw that in the Planned Parenthood video tape scandal.  Those people got the Planned Parenthood people out into a restaurant and recorded them and broadcast that tape and it was all legal because it was in a restaurant.  Why?  Because you are giving up your privacy when you're in a restaurant.  It's understood other people are going to see you and hear you so you are consenting to that by your presence.  That's how they were able to broadcast the tape - because it was recorded in a restaurant.  The privacy laws only protect you if you "take steps to make the conversation private" in other words.

What bothers me here is a union is supposed to be about protecting those in this industry yet here you are attacking Phyllisha Anne in a very public way.   So who else is going to do something you don't agree with and then you're going to blast them all over the industry?  I'm sorry but "scape goating" is the tool slave owners used to keep the slaves under control, and the Nazi's used also.  You pick out one leader, the strongest ring leader you can find and you hold them up to everyone else and you kill them, beat them, humiliate them or whatever and it sends a message to the rest - you better not piss me off or this is what I'm going to do to you.  First day in jail?  Find the biggest guy and beat the shit out of him and then everyone leaves you alone.  I'm sorry - but this is the tactic bullies use.  I sure don't see you printing any of Phyllisha's response to this accusation in the letter so you're not even allowing her to defend herself or her position here.

So frankly I don't care whether what she did was illegal or not right now.  What I do care about is that this very letter is a tactic used to try and control people.  It's to try and intimidate other people into following your lead and doing what you want them to do.  Frankly I don't think that's what the union is supposed to be about.  You took up a very public forum to attack another sex worker, someone who is trying to give workers more protection and more of a voice and you have openly attacked her.  This is a woman who has her face and name all over social media - yet I don't see even your name at the bottom of this letter so who the fuck are you even?

If you thought what she did was illegal - where's your lawsuit?  I don't see you've filed a complaint against her in a court of law.  I don't see you letting a judge decide if what she did was in fact illegal.  I don't see you filing for a TRO to stop her from recording.  So because YOU think it's illegal that's then just all there is to it?  Again - the way bullies think if you ask me.  

If you're going to attack someone - how about attacking the producers who are trying to get the performers not to wear condoms on a set when they want to use condoms?  How about attacking THAT?  How come I'm not seeing a "list of shame" of producers who have tried to bully and intimidate workers into not using condoms on a set?  I'd like to see that on this page - a list of shame for producers who have been trying to make films where performers are refused to be allowed to use condoms or protection.

How come I don't see you calling out James Deen for his rape of other women in this industry?  I've read that he raped a woman on a set anally until she was torn and was bleeding all over the set.  I've read that the crew APPLAUDED that man after he did this.  I've read one of his victims was threatened by the AVN with a breach of contract lawsuit if she didn't stand next to this man at the AVN instead of them paying for her a lawyer to sue the shit out of him for what he did to her.

Jennifer O'Hare is all over social media claiming she was raped by Dennis Hof.  I don't know if that's true or not but how come you're not talking about it?  There's rumors that Lamar might have even been deliberately drugged and then robbed of $75,000 cash at the ranch.  I don't see you addressing any of Hof's behavior in your forum here.  I mean if you're going to print rumors - how about printing those kinds of rumors?

I'm reading about women being sent home from a shoot because they were insisting they didn't want to perform without a condom.  How about calling out the producers that did this?  I do see you made a statement about Nicki Benz being abused and her 800,000 or so followers.  But frankly I think you did that because she's got over 800,000 followers and you're sucking up.   I mean you should say something - but why am I only hearing about her with all the followers?  How come I'm not hearing about those who have been hurt who have maybe 200 followers?

But what's going on in the James Deen rape accusations?  I'm not seeing a word about that anywhere on your site - but I see a whole page attacking Phyllisha Anne.

Oh and whose bright idea is it to have Melissa Hill leading your "support group" for those "out of the industry"?  Can you answer me that please?  The woman isn't "out of the industry" so how exactly is that supposed to work?  That is no different in my opinion than holding an AA meeting in a bar lead by the bartender who had a drink right before the meeting.  I mean what in the hell is that about?  I joined a "support group" once for ex-sex workers in 1986 called Catharsis.  Everyone in that group was completely fucked up and no one knew what the hell was wrong.

Are you people aware there's a very real thing that for lack of an official name we call it "post prostitution syndrome".  Here's a tape we have online about PPS to explain more about it - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cO-AVboR0eE  I interviewed over 4,000 ex-sex workers from all over the world, men and women, illegal and legal - and in almost every single case, over 90% of those ex-sex workers had very common symptoms.  Here - read the words of Airforce Amy describe what she went through when she tried to simply quit the industry "cold turkey" without proper after care:






Notice Amy talked about "being so depressed she turned to drugs and alcohol" because of the severe depression she went through.  But Melissa Hill wouldn't know about this wall sex workers hit when quitting the industry entirely because she's still working in the industry.  She hasn't gone off to be a doctor or lawyer or something removed from the whole industry.  Belle Knox wrote openly about the suicidal depression she went through when people found out she was in porn.  That's just found out she was in porn.  Other young women have left suicide notes about killing themselves because they couldn't cope with the stigma of people knowing they'd been in porn.

Are you aware that the FBI has changed their whole undercover policy ever since the first FBI agent went undercover into the porn industry?  He went undercover for two years and came out of the industry so mentally fucked up they now revised their own policy to not leave an agent in the industry more than six months - and then after they come out they get special aftercare.

Do you realize that people who are just EXPOSED to the porn industry sometimes need professional psychological treatment?  Here read this about a special therapy system that's been set up for agents who are just EXPOSED to our industry without actually working in it and they get fucked up behind it and need help - http://unh.edu/ccrc/pdf/Law%20Enforcement%20Work%20Exposure%20to%20CP.pdf

So let me get this straight - you have someone who is not out of the business at all yet leading your support group for people who have left the industry?  Soldiers coming back from Iraq need PTSD treatment just as they did during Vietnam.  It's not even all about war as much as it is about adjustment back to the American way of life after having been in another country.  It's about culture shock and believe me leaving the porn industry and going into the world outside of the industry is a huge culture-shock.  When I was on probation and had to stay out of the industry - I had to learn how to not only dress differently, talk differently, but even how to WALK differently!

So are you really going to tell me that there isn't a huge adjustment process that happens when someone leaves the industry totally when for 30 years now I've been seeing people going through the exiting process and I have never ever ever seen someone just up and walk out of this industry who doesn't go through a HUGE adjustment crisis.

Are you even preparing people for that wall they're going to hit when they do quit the industry?  Now before a whole bunch of people STILL IN THE INDUSTRY want to climb down my throat and claim that this isn't true - save it.  You go and quit this business for longer than 24 hours and then you come back and tell me if it was just a breeze and you had no problems at all walking away from this culture.  This is one of the things these trafficking people have completely fucked up is they're making it appear that the only people who have problems and need help to adjust afterwards from sex work are trafficking victims and I'm sorry but that's not the case.

And I don't mean someone who quit the business but then is getting loaded every day either.  Sure I have met PLENTY of people who tell me "oh yeah I quit the industry and I haven't had one problem adjusting" while they're sitting there smoking meth, popping pills, or they're on five different medications while smoking medical marijuana.   I don't mean those who quit the industry but are stoned or drugged out of their minds so they wouldn't know a feeling if it bit them.  I mean quit the business entirely while also not being in a drugged state - then come tell me it's all a piece of cake to just walk out of this industry after it's been your identity for some years.

Why am I bitching about this?  Because one of the reasons I believe there's a need for the union is the very basic fact that those who do leave this industry need help going through that adjustment.  They need exit services.  Whether they were trafficking victims or not, whether they were addicts or not, whether they were sexually abused or not - there are those who aren't any of the above who still need help to go through the exiting process.  They may need vocational rehabilitation which I would like to see the union lobby the state to start doing something about this.

Think this isn't relevant?  You go spend 20 years working at a legal brothel and then one day you get told you're HIV/AIDS positive and suddenly your license is revoked.  Go on - put yourself in that person's shoes right now.  Imagine you just got told you're positive and your license to work as a prostitute is now revoked.  That's it.  No warning.  No pension.  No retirement plan.  No IRA.  Now what?  What the fuck you going to do now?  

That is a fundamental purpose for the union to exist is to make those aftercare and exit services available to members.   Now how are you going to do that when you think it's as simple as having Melissa Hill run a "support group" and that's it?  If you ask me the very fact you're acting like that's all there is is because whoever is running things over there at APAG now isn't Phyllisha.  Phyllisha is a sex worker.  She knows at the bottom of her gut that if she got mangled by a bus accident tomorrow, or became a victim of a horrible fire which disfigured her, or if she God forbid came down with HIV/AIDS - then now what?  What is she going to do?  She's planning on being in this industry the rest of her life.  I doubt she's got a back-up plan or a nursing degree or something to fall back on.  Even if she did have a nursing degree - what if the bus accident cut off one of her legs?  Then what?

Would vocational rehabilitation pay to retrain her to do something other than be in sex work?  I'm sorry but this is a fundamental issue for sex workers and where the union should be thinking about those very things.  So I'm actually deeply offended by this group making it appear that it's not a big issue when it's a CORE issue for why the union should exist - and that's to make sure employers in this industry realize that our careers are like that of dancers and athletes - it came be a short-lived one and one for which special considerations need to be built into the profession and that's where the union is supposed to be addressing those needs.

Which makes me think who is behind this APAG right now might be more for the "owners" than the "workers" in terms like that.  I mean question - how many who are back there are just workers themselves?  I'm asking because I also don't see a list of your officers on your website like I see on the IEAU website.    I see the board of IEAU is that of sex workers - not producers, not owners of companies, not people like Dennis Hof who owns a couple of ranches, not the owner of a string of strip clubs - but workers.  Workers who know the needs of the workers they're representing and defending and trying to make the field a better place for them.

So who exactly are you back there?  What are your roles within the industry?  How much do you know about how absolutely impossible it is to leave the industry should you have to suddenly due to injury or illness?  Christy Mack was horribly beaten.  After she announced she was staying in the industry.

However, she could.  What if War Machine, God forbid, but what if he had poured gasoline on her and lit her on fire as some women have had done to them in this industry?  What if she was so disfigured she couldn't possibly work in this industry again?  I assure you she would need special services to exit this industry even without being injured because there is a study out showing that literally 98% of those who try and leave sex work without the proper after-care fail.  They get clinically depressed, turn to drugs and/or alcohol, or even compulsive gambling as one study talked about, and they can't make the transition.

Those who can't go back wind up on SSI or welfare.  I know because 2/3 of the members of SWA have some kind of autoimmune disease they got from the industry and they're now living on SSI including myself.  I got chronic fatigue syndrome when it first hit the sex industry in the 1980's.  I spent my first year out of sex work laying on my couch because I was too tired to get up and go to bed.

But back to who are you over there running this "union" exactly?  I've learned how to tell red flags about abusers and exploiters and this form of intimidation and control you're exhibiting here is one of them.  You are attacking another member of the industry, a woman who created this very organization according to you out of nothing, at her own expense from what I understand, but I don't see a copy of a lawsuit along with it.

I also happen to know you're wrong - there ARE exceptions to when you can legally record someone in California and I don't see a word of that mentioned here meaning you're not only bullying, shaming, and intimidating another woman in this industry - but you're also misleading your readers and members by falsely claiming there are no exceptions to that rule.

Meaning you're lying to the industry in this letter.  That's all I got to know about the situation right here.  There are situations where one can legally record conversations in California and you aren't mentioning that at all here.  

What's worse is I don't even see a signature at the bottom as to who wrote this attack and misleading accusation.


To top it off, you're attacking her board for not "muzzling" Phyllisha simply because you asked them to.  Again - did you serve anyone with any legal papers?  Was a formal legal demand letter sent to anyone there at the  IEAU?  Can you please tell me what the other board members at the  IEAU have to do with what Phyllisha does?  What exactly is it you're calling them out for not doing?  Not what exactly?

Meaning you're not just attacking Phyllisha - you're attacking the whole board of IEAU over this something you say is illegal but I don't see you filing any legal papers about it.  I mean is this how you're going to represent your members?

Shame on you.

I don't see a signature here but I'm willing to lay down a $100 bet that whoever wrote this letter was a man.  Yet another man beating up on a woman in this industry and shaming her for protecting herself, and her baby, and then the other women who are standing behind her.   Which I'm sorry but I think that it's things like that why the union was started in the first place.  Meaning from where I'm standing it looks like some men came in and took this group away from Phyllisha and now they're trying to cover up what they did by victim blaming her.

If I'm wrong - then please please how about a statement about how exactly it was you're now running APAG and Phyllisha got shut out?  I mean I saw shit like this when the white man comes into America and kicks out the native American's for being "on his land".  Then I see all these westerns growing up where the white man is protecting himself from the "savage indian attacks" without addressing that it's the Indians who were the ones being ran off their land not the other way around.   So please - how about more of an explanation of how this split exactly took place because that's what this letter looks like to me - the white man talking about the horrible indians who attacked them!

Oh yes I know the tactics well.  I remember one time kicking the ass of a pimp who was beating up on my girlfriend and when the cops came he was crying how I beat the shit out of him.  I remember how my ex-husband went around all of our friends crying how "mean I was for taking his baby and leaving him" but of course leaving out of that whole conversation I did so after he broke down my front door and threatened to kill my daughter and myself.  That's what this looks like to me - so please - love to hear your side of what the break was about.

Along with a copy of the lawsuit against Phyllisha for these illegal recordings.  If you're not going to file a lawsuit then I think you need to retract that letter attacking other women in this industry while claiming you're there to represent their needs.  Also from a legal viewpoint.  Because I don't see the words "in my opinion" in these accusations.  Plus you're wrong - there ARE exceptions to the tape recording laws in California.  So what I see you're doing is defaming Phyllisha and even the IEAU which could also be considered a form of "economic interference".  In other words, you wouldn't be trying to steer prospective members towards your group over hers with these accusations now would you because that is also a crime.

You know how to reach me - so please enlighten me as to who is exactly the person who wrote this letter and what type of work they do in this industry?



Saturday, October 29, 2016

TOLD YOU

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alison-bass/aclu-joins-historic-case_b_12488532.html

Here is an article in the Huffington Post confirming the lawsuit filed by Maxine Doogan was DISMISSED. 

JUST AS I PREDICTED.

The complaint wasn't written with one leg to stand on.  Not if the intent was to decriminalize prostitution as she's claiming the lawsuit was intended when she was out fund raising and garnering support from sex workers who don't have 30 years of experience with the legal system as I do (I've been working as a paralegal for 30 years since I left sex work).

Which is why when I first read the lawsuit, and knew it would be dismissed, I reached out to Maxine offering her support to modify the complaint to something I thought would have a better shot at winning the stated race of trying to get prostitution decriminalized.

Only to find myself rebuffed, even threatened to "back off". 

So I contacted her attorney's directly thinking maybe Maxine just didn't understand the legal jargon I was throwing at her.  I thought maybe her lawyers might understand more of the legal problems I saw with the lawsuit, and thus might be more willing to discuss ways to amend the complaint so they'd have at least a shot at not being dismissed at the gate.

Only to have her attorney's not want to talk to me about the case - even to discuss possible legal options based on the experience of not only a paralegal with 30 years experience, but also someone who has been looking at legal options, and following legal cases, quite closely for over 30 years also.  I mean I've had not only my legal case I was involved with in the 1980's, but I've also been involved in many of the legal cases, and lawsuits, our members have been involved with as well as their legal strategies.  Strategies which included what Jeane Palfrey was intending to bring about by refusing to take a plea bargain in her case even. 

If you remember, in Jeane's case she was arguing she could not be held responsible for her escorts being prostitutes being she had them sign contracts with her they would not be engaging in prostitution.  The court struck down this defense so she went with option B - which was how could she be held responsible for her actions as a madam when it was in fact our own government who was the one forcing her to act as such under threat of arresting her when she refused?  When in fact she was arrested when she refused as evidenced by her arrest at the airport when she was attempting to flee the country - certainly not acting as a madam when she was at the airport because she had told her CIA contact she was no longer willing to engage in these covert actions they were involving her in.  But of course she never got that far before her supposed suicide.  She had a "leg to stand on" legally in her case - but then again that's probably why she got whacked. 

Anyway, this is when I realized this case wasn't about what they were claiming it was about because any first year law student, as well as any paralegal, could see this case wouldn't be anything BUT dismissed.  A fact all the more established as true when neither Maxine nor her attorney's would speak to me about the holes in the case. 

And when I realized Maxine was not on "our" side as she's claiming either.  This is when I started digging and uncovered the strange little fact that both Maxine as the plaintiff, as well as the four prosecutors she was suing as the defendants, had BOTH received money from Swanee Hunt.  Meaning maybe they weren't "adversaries" either as appeared on the surface.  Certainly would explain why she only filed the lawsuit against four prosecutors - instead of the state prosecutor's office, or even that of just San Francisco for that matter (the same four who had received Hunt grant money in other words). 

Which is why I predicted the case would be dismissed.  It wasn't written with one legal leg to stand on to have prostitution overturned as a criminal activity - something she has been touting it was filed with the intent to do while fund raising and garnering support from the sex industry. 

Oh and if you're not sure who Nancy O'Malley is nor why Alison Bass failed to mention anything about her in this article - she's the prosecutor who is involved in the Oakland sex scandal who announced just in time for the election she's decided to prosecute seven of the police officers accused of having sex with Celeste Guap.  Of course since I've seen cops who have done horrific acts of brutality against people like in the Rodney King case not held accountable even with the videotape he had on his side - well excuse me if I don't hold my breath here about anything really happening to these cops.  Especially since the cases would hinge completely on Celeste's testimony.  What with her mother being a 911 operator - I have a strange feeling we're not going to be hearing much testimony coming out of her against cops. 

Nancy also received $80,000 of money from Swanee Hunt for one.  She's also the same prosecutor in Alameda County who stepped up for some strange reason inbetween our organization and Celeste Guap.  Leading to Celeste being driven courtesy of the police in her hometown to a treatment center in Florida where she was then somehow involved in a criminal charge of assault between her and a GUARD in this treatment program.  Now I've been around the recovery community for also over 30 years and I have never heard of a client being drug off by the police for assault on a "uniformed guard" as supposedly was the person she was charged with assaulting.  Nor have I ever heard of someone being held on a $300,0000 bail either - very convenient way if you ask me to shut her up from talking to the press.

In fact, it reminds me very much of when I was slapped with a $50,000 bail in 1984 to stop me from correcting the press when I was arrested into explaining that the "brothel" I was being accused of running was actually a "safe house".  That the woman I was being charged with "pimping" out of this warehouse was there recuperating from her pimp's assault which had broken her arm, her nose and blacked both of her eyes.  I'd sure like to know how in the hell I'd be "pimping" a woman with a cast on her arm, a brace on her nose and two black eyes like she'd been in a heavyweight fight!  But hey my bail being so high gave the police who set up the arrest two weeks to blast me all over the media as being the "High Tech Madam".  Hell they even got to tell the press that all of that security I had on the place was to help me "operate my prostitution business".  Yeah right that's why I set the place up next to the police station?  You can see what I mean at www.hightechmadam.com where my arrest clippings are placed. 

Meaning I'm well aware of how the media is manipulated to cover up our side of the story about what's really going on.  Just as I didn't buy for one minute Maxine filed that lawsuit "on behalf of decriminalizing prostitution for sex workers".  I've been trying to get prostitution decriminalized for 30 years and this was not a tactic that stood once chance.  Again, if this was about what she said it was about, and being made up to be about in the press, then my call to help her win that lawsuit where I was bringing her 30 years of legal strategy to the table, would have been welcomed with open arms. 

Media which for some reasons seems to be focusing a lot on a case even a paralegal could tell you would have been dismissed.  But then again the publicity sure didn't harm Maxine's fund raising campaign, nor the sale of Alison Bass' book I imagine. 

Anyway, I was proven correct when this case was dismissed SADLY. 

Shame really when all of that support could have been translated into something which would have worked to decriminalize prostitution.  But then again I realize now this wasn't it's real intent.  So mark my words here again when I say this appeal is more propaganda

I'm still trying to figure out how all of these groups listed in the Brief are listed in this Brief being they weren't plaintiff's in the original action, nor do I see them filing papers to become joined as plaintiff's in this action.  Why is this important?  Because if the case were heard, and lost, with the loser being liable for court costs, and even possibly a punitive penalty of some kind for say having wasted the courts time maybe - then they don't really have any legal say in the matter. 

I mean where were these people in the original lawsuit but now they're listed in the Brief on the appeal?  Not from any legal standpoint I can see but as evidenced by the publicity they've received thanks to writers such as Alison Bass - it's great publicity.   I'm going to be looking over all of the papers in this case in more detail over the weekend because I've never ever seen an appeal brief filed by people who are not parties to the action.  So I'm kind of scratching my head here on that point.

But for now I'm afraid the content of the Brief just doesn't hold up to scrutiny of any kind. 

What I mean by that is let me ask you something - if all of the juvenile arrests in California were stopped as of 2015 as part of the "No Such Thing" campaign, dropping juvenile arrests for prostitution down to ZERO - then how on earth can this Brief be claiming that "juveniles are being targeted for arrest"? 

Can someone please explain that to me?  http://esplerp.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/22-Brief-of-American-Civil-Liberties-Union-Foundation1.pdf

By using 2014 arrest figures is how.  Convenient to cite arrests which are no longer the case in this Brief.  I say that because California stopped arresting ANY juvenile for prostitution in 2015.  So by quoting 2014 statistics - yes you can make it appear to be disproportionate - but it's no longer the case however in 2016 nor the foreseeable future either. 

As to why "LGBT youth are detained twice as much as straight youth for detention" how about the fact that one can only be tested for HIV/AIDS if convicted of prostitution, which doesn't happen unless detained?  I'm sure the fact that more LGBT youth are now infected with the HIV/AID virus, in fact we're now in an epidemic according to many statistics, has more to do with the concern over them possibly spreading the virus than that of a heterosexual youth right?  That maybe these "detentions" were more for the sake of getting them tested for HIV/AID than of this being about prostitution or them even being LGBT.  But of course pointless at all now NO  juveniles are being arrested, or at least convicted, now of prostitution charges period since the 2015 "No Such Thing" campaign.

In fact, explain something else to me.  Money for services for those infected with HIV/AIDS is determined by the numbers of those showing up as infected.  Now to make a porn movie on a licensed set - you have to show you've recently been tested for the virus.  This makes of course the numbers for those infected with the virus who are in the porn industry fairly easy to track as well as relatively low since they use protection most of the time. 

However, I have gone into strip clubs and massage parlors here in Los Angeles, and Las Vegas.  Both establishments where I've seen illegal prostitution going on right in the premises.  In fact, one strip club in the san Fernando valley is so sleazy they have back rooms sectioned off from the stage area with sheets where the "dancers" are going in to the "back" rooms several times in one hour's time.  I've spoken to dancers who are over 18 in California, but between 16 to 18 years of age in Nevada (where the legal age of consent for sex in Nevada is 15 years old mind you and yes there are strip clubs who hire 16 year olds to work there but just don't serve alcohol when they're on stage).  Not only have the women employed in these establishments told me they have never been arrested for prostitution since no stings happen inside of these types of businesses (when have you last heard of a prostitution sting happening in a strip club or massage parlor in these two states recently?), but they further report not having ever received any type of HIV/AIDS education, nor are they tested for the virus as part of their job requirement.  In fact, I asked these same women if they've ever had an HIV/AIDS test and they all looked at me like my Pomeranian does when I say something he doesn't understand.  In other words, no.

So if we are not testing sex workers who are the most likely to be infected with HIV/AIDS as much as we did before when they were being arrested more, thus tested more, and tested with results that would be reported as such as being from a sex worker, not protected from this reporting under private HPPA laws,  then this lower reporting of sex workers having HIV/AIDS would thus translate into lower services being funded for sex workers with the virus - so I ask you how is this helping them?

Now, on the reverse side of this equation, how many strip clubs and massage parlors do you know of who hire the transgender or an LGBT person?   Statistically, while there are transgender strippers I assure you they are outnumbered at least 20 to1 from what I've seen by heterosexual, or at least heterosexual "appearing" natural born females.  Why?  Market demand. 

But from what I've seen the police have been laying off any type of "legal" sex industry operation - strip clubs, massage parlors, Nevada legal brothels, webcam studios, porn sets, etc., and focusing more on the street walking faction of the sex industry.

One where there are proportionately more transgenders and the LGBT community who are not being hired by these establishments - so therefore wouldn't that be one of the reasons why arrests might be appearing to be targeting them more?  I mean if I'm wrong - take a look at the catalog of women working at the Bunny Ranch owned by Dennis Hof who owns something like 7 of them I think at last count.  Do you see many transgenders or those who say they're LGBT in their description here?  http://www.bunnyranch.com/

Now take a look at movies like "Tangerine" and tell me if you see any women out there on Hollywood Boulevard working the streets who look like the women at the Bunny Ranch? 

So if there are more of this community out on the streets where the police are operating than that of the heterosexual females employed by all these other "off the street" industries - than is the discrimination here the fault of law enforcement, or that of the sex industry itself that's putting them out there in the first place?

Either way, this appeal is just more press and more fund raising.  It has NOTHING to do with helping those who are being targeted by law enforcement for arrest as prostitutes to get prostitution decriminalized. 

Not one damn thing.



Saturday, October 8, 2016

LETTER TO LINDA CHAVEZ OF CENTER FOR EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

Dear Ms. Chavez:

I saw you yesterday "On the Contrary" and wanted to reach out because the largest number of "non-violent female offender's" right now in the criminal justice system are prostitutes.  

Please let me introduce myself.  My name is Jody Williams and I founded a 12 step program in 1987 originally called "Prostitutes Anonymous".  The jails/prisons were desperate back then to get as many who might be infected as possible out of the system so our program was greeted by a red carpet.  The first year we helped clear out 1800 out of 2000 women, 400 transgenders, and another 800 men out of 2000 men (approximately) right out of the jails.  We were able to put another 100 women who were pregnant and HIV positive into an abandoned drug treatment program so they could also stay with their kids.  Our study done right before we came into the facility was that almost every one of these female prostitutes had an average of three children who were being put into foster care - costing the taxpayers even more money to incarcerate them.  While it was costing the county about $150 a day to incarcerate a prostitute, it was costing another $2000 a month per child who was now left without a mother, not counting the later cost to society for being torn from their mother in this manner.  

Our work was so successful, it was first duplicated in Allentown, PA with the "Program for Female Offenders".  Once again, we were able to save the county well over $1,000,000 which was then channeled into social welfare programs for the elderly and children in need.  Many of the people who came through our system back then, got degree's and were soon working within the system helping others.  

It was our work which led to the creation of the Trafficking Act of 2000.  The reason why we did this was because these people were being denied any financial assistance from Victim's services because they were viewed only as "criminals" back then.  The hope was if they were instead also viewed as "victims" in the cases where they were, then we could stop shelling out money out of our pockets.  By the year 2000 I had personally shelled out over $400,000 and was working night and day to cover the things these women needed to get working again - things like uniforms, an ID card, proper shoes, books, license fees, etc.

You brought up a valid point I wanted to validate.  That about employer's "not able to hire them with a record".  Well yes and no.  I say that because there is a list of employer's who will openly hire not only criminals, but also felons.  What we did in our work was get them these lower jobs at these companies who list among them companies such as Walmart, Target, Olive Garden, etc.  The women by themselves wouldn't be open with them about their record, but we would encourage them.  We would emphasize this was just a year out of their lives we needed them to take these types of jobs.  While in them, we'd also encourage them to get enrolled in school.  Those companies also help their employees with school.

At the end of about a year, we would then go to the courts with their employment record, housing record, a letter from a local pastor, minister, rabbi or monk (depending upon their religion), along with their sponsor and we'd informally appeal to the court to expunge their record.  

We would then show the court where they were wanting to go, and how this record would hinder them from this goal, and appeal to them for a record expungement based upon the "circumstances".  I say that because we have always acknowledged not every prostitute is a "victim" of force or "force of poverty".  Even the Bible allows theft when you're starving AS LONG AS you then "pay it back seven fold", or in our language "make an amends". 

Well we soon found we were on everyone's wrong side.  First, there was the revision to Immigration policy done by Clinton in 1996.  Suddenly, the system is now requiring 35,000 inmates to be in beds at any given point in time so that an illegal immigrant can have a bed.  Well what's the fastest, and cheapest way to fill up a jail cell?  A prostitution sting of course.  

The problem was back in the 1990's, the "john's program" I was helping to put together which was also very effective because it was being done in partnership with Sexaholics Anonymous and the National Council on Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, was building to offer them the same as the alcoholic and addict we were taking advantage of.  Sex addiction IS a disease and they require treatment also.  You don't stop anyone using the law - we learned that during Prohibition I thought.  

The next thing we know grants are flying out of the Hunt Foundation to create "end demand" programs which are really a very cleverly worded way of busting johns the same old way they've been throughout history.  Only you just call the arresting now "deterring demand" is all.  Voila!  You now can go out in one night and pull yourself in anywhere from 30 to 50 men who can't afford an attorney or they wouldn't have been out trying to pick up a $20 hooker.   

You avoid patrons of prostitutes like Celese Guap who use the internet and charge more money - patrons who number among them cops and who are being trafficked by cops also.  Just as I was back in the 1980's and why I created our hotline in the first place - because someone who is being trafficked is also having the local police involved and therefore can't call 911.  Neither can they call the National Trafficking Hotline either because if you look - you'll see they just refer them right back to their traffickers.  If you don't know what I mean by that - you can google names like Joohon David Lee or Chris Butler.

Counties found they could also make MORE money by BUILDING bigger jails.  Okay how do you do that?  Well you overstuff the ones you have, that's how.  Suddenly, we're getting less and less referrals and we're not being asked anymore to set up "formal" alternative sentencing programs in the USA anymore.  We thought this would all change when the Trafficking Act of 2000 was passed giving sex trafficking federal recognition, but that victory was short-lived.  By 2002, Randall Tobias came in and took all of that money and transferred it to "faith based groups" only, all of who our history had shown universally failed when it came to working with prostitutes.  Now why would you want to fund failure?

I'll tell you why.  Because in 2003, after this had passed, every meeting of our program which was being held at every Salvation Army or Catholic Charity across the USA at this point in time was banned from their property.  Everyone of our members who worked for them in some capacity like "outreach", was fired.  Women we had been working with were all booted right out of the program.  It was a house-cleaning and I had no idea why.  If we had been ineffective, I'd understand.  Then I saw the grant applications going out asking for money to hire people to do what we'd been doing for free and then I understood.  Didn't mean it would work however.  Because again we were doing this because we found our community didn't respond to any workers who had not "been there" themselves.  So suddenly we now have nowhere to hold meetings, and I've got 1/2 of our fellowship now out of a job.  My phone took off that year so hard I literally had a stroke by July.  I then spent a few years after this going in and out of the ICU and it took me a few more years just to get back on my feet. 

Our program survived, and then the witchunts truly began in 2008.  I was approached by the Hunt people directly and asked to help them prepare a report for the State Dept.  I was offered a job paying me $120,000 a year if I helped them with this report, with another $10,000 given as a grant once I helped them complete the report.  Boy I should have learned pimps come in all forms but like an idiot I opened up our doors, let them see how we operated, talk to our members, and basically learn how we did things including finding trafficking victims who needed our help, how we would rescue them, as well as how we helped them to not be taken back by the traffickers.  I was then asked to give an "opinion on an outside issue" from the podium of this press conference you can read about at www.hightechmadam.com  Since I run a 12 step program I can't make statements like that "officially" so I refused.  To punish me for that, I've now been officially "blacklisted".  Not a surprise since the same people who did this to me also had done the same to Bill Wilson and Jimmy Kinnon before me.  They also had found their programs "taken over" by for profit interests also.  

Which is what then happened.  A group out of Chicago called CAASE then tried to duplicate our work with their "spin" on it against my wishes through things like Project Rose, Division 17, and 10 others.  Only they were attaching our name, our reputation, our literature, without my consent.  I stood back a while to see how and what they'd do with it and the results were more rounding up of women of color to fill jail beds, which forcing them to finger their fathers as their "traffickers" or else risk losing their kids permanently to CPS custody.  I came in with a "cease and desist" letter and these groups folded.  They folded because you can't run a program for prostitutes without Prostitutes Anonymous.  

Now I see things being kicked about about "releasing non-violent offenders" which happen to be mostly our community, only once again with a different name.  We've gone from "prostitute" to "trafficking victim" to now "non-violent offender".  These are mostly women who can't afford an attorney to go back and expunge their records in a year, or 10 years.  Especially when they're not only not getting our help to get work, but are further not able to find work simply because they are part of our program.  Oh yes once the witch hunt started against our program, if you even mentioned you were going to contact our program for help in any way you found yourself fired.  Why?  Again I point to names such as Celeste Guap and Joohon David Lee.  Because there's just too many people right now in the system who are the traffickers themselves - that's why.  They want this community stuck with a rotating work force that lasts about six months who has come from such a privileged life they don't believe in such things.  

You tell me how I'm supposed to fight this back.  I've love to hear any ideas you have.  I say that because every reporter I speak to tells me they have been told in one way or another if they even mention our name, my name, or anything to do with us they'll be fired on the spot.  Many have already for insisting upon it.  Another reason for this has been the fraud that's been running around for a few years behind the show "8 Minutes".  This show was running all over the country claiming Kevin Brown and Greg Reese were "running a rescue" only it was all a staged hoax.  Even Polaris admits they didn't give them consent to use their phone number.  Didn't matter because it was only flushing out calls from victims right back to the very police who were trafficking them in the first place - not to our hotline which is set up to address this sad fact.  

They know we don't have federal grants or fund raisers to have resources to also do things like fly down to Washington, DC to appear on shows like "On the Contrary".  Nor are our Washington, DC members willing to go on TV for fear of losing their jobs they have now.  These pleas are pleas to monetize the work we offer for free, all while refusing to hire our members for fear then people will say "well why are we paying you when they'll do it for free".  I mean why pay Polaris another $2,000,000 to set up a hotline in your state when you have our hotline answering calls for free now in the same area?  Since the wife of Polaris is the same women who issues all of the federal grants at the moment, no one is going to stand up to them or rock the boat for our sake that's for sure.  

Anyway, you brought up a valid point which in my mind just solidifies why a program like ours is more needed than ever because we address that issue for employers.  Well used to before our chapter leaders started reporting being threatened to the point where we're now like NA was back in the 1950's, having to hold secret meetings for fear of harm or arrest.  You see the traffickers, the real traffickers, want the system to fail so they can keep applying for grant money, all while enjoying not having anyone truly interfere with their operations which we gunk up those works.   The "house cleaning" we're experiencing is no different then when they did the same to Narcotics Anonymous in the 1990's - getting rid of anyone who objected to the use of medical marijuana in an addict's clean time.  That's when they chased Jimmy, their founder, out of the office, and also anyone who even knew who Jimmy was.  Now you have 80 % of an NA meeting now on antidepressants and medical marijauana.  Great for the treatment programs, counselors, and the pharmaceutical companies, but bad for the addict.  

If you'd like to talk about this more, I can be reached at (702) 488-1127.  Because I've reached a point where I'm about to leave for Canada.  They have enough sense to be embracing our program at the moment at least.  
Jody Williams
(702) 488-1127 Cell Phone

Thursday, August 18, 2016

SPACE INTERNATIONAL

I came UP with the idea of using SPACE with the drop-in clinic that Paige Latin was wanting to creating in Canada in 1991.  But I was pregnant and on welfare at the time so I didn't spend the $250 to trademark the name internationally.

So trust me I know this group using that name is a deliberate jab.  By the way, can anyone tell me when I ceased to become an "ex-sex worker"?  I'm blocked from talking to anyone on the group - so how exactly is this group representing women like me?  I run the oldest and largest group in the USA, in the world from what I know, of ex-sex workers, so again WHY am I being blocked from this group if this is supposed to be about OUR views?


Saturday, April 30, 2016

HOW "END DEMAND" REALLY WORKS




For those of you watching the upswing of the "end demand" campaign - I would like you to note a few things.  

In 1980 when Linda Lovelace came forward to say she'd been forced to film "Deep Throat" by her pimp holding a gun to her off camera  on a mob financed adult film set where no one stepped up to help her - suddenly we see the Meese Report coming out trying to stamp out porn NOT the situations that allowed her to be forced on that film. 

Did it work?  Did porn go away? 

Hardly.

If anything, it's now everywhere right?  

I've seen how Prohibition led to the speakeasy's and Al Capone became a rich man selling bootleg liquor.  Did Prohibition stop drinking?

Hardly.

Our program, www.sexworkersanonymous.com has been effectively helping men and women leave the sex industry for 30 years now.  I've watched as Sexaholics Anonymous was helping men to stop being "customers" of prostitutes, buying pornography, etc.  

Yet do you see people like Swanee Hunt - NOT promote anything to do with us.  If anything, she was responsible for taking us OUT of Phoenix when she helped to create Project Rose and Division 17 through CAASE.  Then when Project Rose bombed - did she come to us to restart back up the program which had been operating in Phoenix for 20 years effectively?  

No.  She went out and took women who had gotten into recovery through us and created https://www.demandabolition.org/blog/gfe/

Which got me to wondering why Domina Elle, of SWOP, would be getting money from Swanee Hunt's foundation.  

It also made me think back to when big tobacco used to hold "youth prevention" campaigns to curb teen smoking which didn't do one darn thing with respect to teen smoking EXCEPT INCREASE it.  

Now if the tobacco company went out marketing to kids - that would make them really bad guys.  But if they act like they want to "prevent" it - then they care right?  But in all the focus on the kids - no one is focusing on shutting the industry town then are they?

Swanee Hunt has enough education, and enough money, to know how the mind works and to hire the best marketing people in the world if she wanted to "end demand".  

What does she do to end demand? This - https://www.demandabolition.org/

Now take a look at Derren Brown teaching about "negative suggestion".    Here's another video on it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FH2MuYyTaGE


Now do you really think this is what's going on here?  Everywhere that Swanee is touching down - he's increasing arrests against the "johns" which isn't going to do one thing to "end demand".  All it's going to do is push them into a situation where they'll be SURE TO HIRE A VICTIM in order to cover their ass just as we saw with Eliot Spitzer.  In fact, he uses escorts from other countries connected to Russians he knows will be so terrified they'll even call up reporters and say they "made the whole thing up".  http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/spitzer-choke-accuser-identified-svetlana-travis-25-article-1.2532341

The REAL reason these people are creating fake Samoly Mam's, fake Chong Kim's, fake Rachel Moran's, and trot around real pain from women like Brenda Myers-Powell, INSTEAD of the woman who created the program that got Brenda off the streets (us), is to KEEP THE EYES OFF THE INDUSTRY ITSELF.

Just as big tobacco did. 

Just as alcohol did.

Just as drugs did.

All things which share they're products sold to addicts.  

Just like the sex industry.  

THAT'S why they don't want you talking like the sex industry is an industry - because they don't want you putting two and two together about what they're doing.

Controversy sells.  We saw this with "50 Shades of Gray" and why Maxine Doogan is a very clever "influencer" hired by the sex industry to take over SWOP to ensure the INDUSTRY is protected, not the workers.  That's why you never heard things like "union" out of her mouth - but you do ours. 

I watched the schools growing up who had DARE running through them - and when they left suddenly most of the kids were doing drugs.

I watched the teen sex education programs swept through our schools - and then watched as some schools had most of their teens pregnant at the same time.

I'm not a PhD and I know this - you tell someone "no" and they want it just the more.  Which is what "end demand" is all about in reality.

Not "abolition". 

It about "abolition" then why do they refuse to speak to me about our battles against the legal brothels in the past, that have won?  Why aren't they at the hearing to expand brothels into downtown Las Vegas we testified at ALONE and won?  Why are they holding their "summits" in MISSOURI rather than NEVADA?  http://exoduscry.com/abolitionsummit/

Oh they're "ending demand" alright.  For their competitor's product while increasing demand for theirs.  

THIS is how you change people's minds.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51B8MzcxOX0


Thursday, April 14, 2016

MODERN DAY SEX TRAFFICKING IN AMERICA - THE BIG BUSINESS OF SEX

First of all, remember the Tobacco Industry?  Remember how they funded their own research to say their product was not harmful?  http://www.cnn.com/2004/LAW/09/21/tobacco.lawsuit/

Remember their false testimony at Congress?  http://www.nytimes.com/1994/04/15/us/tobacco-chiefs-say-cigarettes-aren-t-addictive.html?pagewanted=all

How about their so called "prevention campaigns" they used to do when legislation was being considered?  https://www.tobaccofreekids.org/research/factsheets/pdf/0302.pdf

Welcome to the same tactics in the sex industry.  And an "industry" it is despite the people who want to insist this is about "prostitution" and NOT about the sex industry.   The people who are trying to get you to focus in only on the PROSTITUTION side of the industry in doing so are actually trying to get your attention off of them for a reason.

You know those people?  They tell you not to call "Sex Workers Anonymous" because of the name of group.  They tell you "oh they use the name sex work which is legitimizing this rape so don't speak to them".   You buy the reason without thinking what they're doing is telling you "don't call".  Not only "don't call" but in doing so THEY are trashing the largest and oldest group of people who are in recovery from the sex industry, including trafficking victims.  The very group who started this movement itself by the way.

They focus the attack again the founder, me.  I write too long of posts.  I'm on meth.  I'm on crack.  I'm a pimp.  I'm a control freak.  I this or I that.  I mean clearly personal attacks is all they can do because our program I created clearly works.

The whole thing reminds of the kind of tactics they used to try and discourage Martin Luther King even when the FBI went around to other ministers with tapes they'd made of him having affairs in a personal attack designed to make him back down.  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2407403/Sex-tapes-FBI-smears-double-life-human-saint-The-Martin-Luther-King-story.html 

Notice they couldn't stop his progress with the civil rights' movement - so their tactic was to "divide and weaken".  Which is EXACTLY what's happening right now in the trafficking movement.  This blog is going to show you who, why, their tactics, and their end goal.   It's a long post but believe me - these people are counting on the fact you won't take the time to understand what they're up to.    It's nothing new - I again point you to this article where the tobacco industry was found guilty of a "scheme to defraud the public" and I am telling you this is EXACTLY what's happening today with respect to the sex industry.

When these people get you to focus in on me personally, but not our work, understand first I'm no more the whole program than Bill Wilson is every member of Alcoholics Anonymous.   I'm not our chapter in Canada.  I'm not our chapter in Florida.  I'm not our chapter in Pennsylvania.  They tell you not to talk to ME but then HOLD UP Brenda Myers-Powell and Kathleen Mitchell to look at instead who came through our program.  Which is my point - the program clearly works then doesn't it?  The Bible I read tells me to "judge a tree by it's fruit" - not the tree itself.

Nor do you think it's because they want to keep your eyes ONLY on the "john" or "buyer" and the "prostitute".  That is the word the so called "abolishionists" are using is "prostitute".  Never "sex worker".

But notice the new people who have taken over SWOP insist on their side of the fence "sex workers aren't trafficking victims".  In the meantime while these girls are fighting among each other - the MEN, i.e., the PIMPS, who run the SEX INDUSTRY - no one IS TALKING ABOUT THEM.

No no no no.  Prostitution is to the sex industry what a cigar is to big tobacco - just one of their many products that is part of their eco-system.  Which is WHY I will not join in with people who attack PROSTITUTION - because we need to keep our focus on the industry as a whole - including the men and women behind the green curtain pulling the strings.  The TRAFFICKERS - NOT THE PIMPS.

So when Sex Workers Anonymous says it's the industry as a whole we must exit - therefore you need to understand what that means and why we emphasize this point.

Why?  If prostitution is to the tobacco industry what a cigar is - and you take away the cigar - you'll still left with the tobacco industry.  They lose nothing but a product.

You take away cigarettes and now we have Vapes.  Which they say is EVEN MORE HARMFUL than cigarettes by the way.  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-health/11058158/E-cigarette-WHO-ban-I-thought-vaping-was-safe.html

Can't market cigarettes to kids?  That's okay - we'll market vapes to kids.  Do you see what I mean about  how an industry connected up with an addiction conducts itself knowing it's customers are addicts?  They focus in on one single product - but NOT the company, or the owners, themselves.  Nor the industry itself they represent as a whole.

Now believe me those in the sex industry KNOW that their customers are ADDICTS.  Just as the tobacco industry knows their customer and just as the alcohol industry does too.  As for the sex industry - who is our customer?  Not "real men".  No.  Sex addicts.  What does any addiction have as a common denominator that distinguishes sex from sex addiction?  Jails, institutions, and death.

We can see what Eliot Spitzer does is NOT his personal "sex life".  It is an addiction.  After what he went through with Ashley and the Emperors Club he's back?  I mean that's an addict.  http://sexworkersanonymousmeeting.blogspot.com/2016/04/eliot-spitzer-trafficker.html

What do addicts do?  They deny they have a problem.    So in 2008 - what does Eliot do?  http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/12/nyregion/12prostitute.html?_r=0   Here he pushed for a stronger sentence on any man caught buying a prostitute.

Now why, knowing he's one also, why would he do that?  Why would he want some man to really think twice about buying a hooker?

But notice what he did - did he push to have Sex Workers Anonymous rolled out in every court for those affected by the sex industry, and Sexaholics Anonymous for the "johns"?

Oh no - because that would mean looking in his backyard.  No - instead he focused on "human trafficking".   We also see Gloria Steinhem's name who was part of team who brought us the phony "Samoly Mam".

Why?  Because when you hear her speak about trafficking - it has no resemblance to what men like Eliot are doing that's why.  Magicians know well you "distract and mislead the eye" to accomplish your magic tricks.  So what is Eliot doing here that is a magic trick to distract us from what the end game is?

In order to understand the game as a whole - let's look at what's going on in the sex industry today.  Take a look at Oculus coming out.   http://www.dailydot.com/technology/vr-virtual-reality-porn/ 

Which was discussed by Vivid as the "future of the porn industry".   That is after their merger in June 2015.  http://www.gamingintelligence.com/manda/32592-global-gaming-and-innovative-media-confirm-merger-agreement   Please note who they merged with here.  This is a sports betting company, along with a video gaming company.

Seems they are putting a lot into this "virtual reality" of porn - http://recode.net/2015/10/14/can-virtual-reality-save-the-porn-business-video/

For which they're pushing watching it on "smart" tv's by the way.  You know them?  The ones that can hear you.  http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_27497516/samsung-smart-tv-can-hear-transmit-owners-conversations

Including Amazon's new product, Alexa, being pitched by Alex Baldwin - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fxDQUe57-k  Now Amazon spent a pretty penny on this program to help you predict what socks you'll order next?  Don't be stupid.  https://aws.amazon.com/machine-learning/



Let's cut over to what modern sex trafficking looks like today in the USA.  Vivid as you know sells the Kim Kardasian adult tapes as well as Montana Fishburne's - http://www.law360.com/articles/163703/vivid-other-porn-cos-settle-video-streaming-ip-suit

How is this different than Playboy who is no longer shooting nude women http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/13/opinions/robbins-playboy-no-more-nudity/  or Hustler who has sold his Hustler offices and his home to Russians "willing to pay any price"?  http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/larry-flynt-sells-hustler-hq-523408

See them around in here?

No - they're running for the hills.  Now when I see Hugh Hefner and Larry Flynt running for the hills - I got to tell you there's a problem brewing.

I ask you where has some of Playboy's models wound up?  They go to to very high places.  They marry men like Gene Simmons.  I've seen them run for political office.  I've seen them become doctors, lawyers, mothers, all kinds of neat things.  They come and go as they please and if you listen to interviews we have up on www.leavingtheliferadio.com you'll hear we have Playboy bunnies and Hustler's models as some of our members.

In fact Gloria Steinhem was even a bunny!  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/may/26/gloria-steinem-bunny-tale-still-relevant-today  I got no beef with Playboy.  You know why?  Because Hef tried to help Dorothy Stratton escape her pimp.  Who was her husband by the way - like Linda Lovelace's husband was her pimp also.  http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/playboy-centerfold-shot-killed-estranged-husband-1980-article-1.2418946  Dorothy's pimp/husband wouldn't let her go so Hef knows well how bad pimp are.  It's why Playboy has supported www.childrenofthenight.org so well over the years.   It's not exploitation if you let them come and go as they wish and put services back in for them with the money you make.

Now, on the other hand, do you hear anyone from Vivid on our interviews?  Maybe because they didn't make it.   http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3523106/Porn-star-accused-adult-actor-James-Deen-rape-dead-age-31.html  Amber Rayne, who claimed she was raped by James Deen, didn't make it.  She didn't get our phone number that I'm aware of before her death accidental or not.

Do you know why?  James Deen personally made sure that during last December's exit panel in the porn industry that Sex Workers Anonymous was not represented.  Oh and I'm sure they had a spike in sales after her death by the way.  http://www.adultdvdtalk.com/pornstar/amber-rayne/reviews/s-vivid/cat-all-sex

Then we see the media rolling out the "Girlfriend Experience" on Starz.


 http://www.newyorker.com/culture/richard-brody/the-girlfriend-experience-is-not-an-experience  A film geared towards telling white ladies the sex industry really isn't so bad.   This is a "recruiting" video for white college girls if I ever saw one!

The production company who made the film is Transactional Pictures.  They're headed by Philip Fleishman who is also connected to Premiere Motion Picture and Sinocan Investment Corporation https://www.linkedin.com/in/philip-fleishman-aa146a24.  Premiere is a Canadian company as a side note - where prostitution is not only legal but where there's a war raging right now to have it recriminalized, and to crack down on the demand side by arresting the clients of prostitutes.  http://www.canadacorporates.com/corp/618816.html

Sinocan Investments seems to be a Canadian company also.  http://www.manta.com/ic/mtq6pm9/ca/sinocan-investments  Now keep in mind they want to make harder for the men in Canada, and the men that Eliot Spitzer was addressing, to buy street prostitution, legal or not.

This is what these men are pushing for when they say "end demand".   What they mean is ARREST.    I have watched 30 years now of arresting customers and do you know what happens every single time?  You get a "smarter" customer at evading arrest.  They do NOT stop buying porn nor prostitutes.  It's no different than when they had Prohibition and they'd shut down a "speakeasy".  All that would happen is people would find another source.  So this fact is older than the so called "john programs".  Going back to Prohibition anyone with 1/2 a brain in their head knows all that happens when you arrest someone, or make a stiffer penalty, is you drive the customer to seek out "safer" avenues.

Now are they interested in knowing this?  I've contacted groups like "End Demand", and others working for these stiffer sentencing like "Global Centurion".  I've shown them evidence of EFFECTIVE programs where the customer is put into a program to treat sexual addiction and treated like any addict.  I've shown them data after data, report after report, showing that arresting just makes them "smarter" at evading arrest.

I've spoken to "johns" during the time I studied them before I launched our program after they got up and told the "john program" they were "cured" and then went out right after to a strip club.   So anyone who knows anything about the "hobbiest" is that they're like cockroaches.  Hit them with an arrest - and they just move to a new town, a new website, a new club, or some new venue.  Then if anything, they are like Eliot Spitzer in that they try and find sources they know are probably trafficking sources where they are unlikely to have an undercover cop to deal with.

People with this type of high education, as they do, also know this simple fact of psychology 101 -   best way to make someone want something more is to forbid it to them.  http://www.intropsych.com/ch09_motivation/psychological_reactance.html

Arresting a man for picking up hookers is also another great way to INCREASE THE DEMAND FOR PORN AND WEBCAM SESSIONS.

In fact, let's take a look at the Global Centurion's board who is putting a lot of money behind this "end demand" campaign.  http://www.globalcenturion.org/about/board-of-directors/  Now I ask you WHAT DO THEY KNOW ABOUT STOPPING "JOHNS" FROM BUYING PROSTITUTES?

Magdalah Racine-Silva is in "data management".  Hmmm.    Laura Lederer, founder, seems to know a lot about government and policy making.   Daniel Silva, data management and he also worked at the "international intelligence counter-narcotics center".      Marianne Meins -  "joins Haystax from Agilex, where she was president of the company’s Intel/Defense Sector business with overall responsibility for the company’s business operations supporting the defense and intelligence communities. "   Robert Northrop is a retired federal law enforcement agent having served 32 years as a U. S. Postal Inspector.    Rob Siedlecki served in the Bush Administration in Washington, DC., at the Administration for Children and Families in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and at the Task Force for Faith-Based and Community Services at the U.S. Department of Justice.

Now I ask you WHAT DO THEY KNOW about STOPPING "johns"?  Do you see anyone on this board from a group like Sexaholics Anonymous - a 12 step group that does effectively help men who are "johns", rapists, and child molesters?   I know.  I spent a solid year studying them when I first founded our program in 1987.  I spent 20 years consulting with their founder on the diversion programs we'd set up for "johns".   Oh, they're celebrating Norma Hotaling's program for "johns" she created.  Okay let's take a look at that.   In 2008, her "john school took a bite out of prostitution".  http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/John-school-takes-a-bite-out-of-prostitution-3219707.php

Now from 2008, until now DO YOU SEE DEMAND HAS DECREASED?  I don't need a study done.  I know from big tobacco numbers can all be manipulated based on who is buying the study.  I mean look around you and use common sense and ask yourself "has demand decreased?"  I don't think so.  But take a look at who they are celebrating - Norma Hotaling.  Norma called up our hotline in 1989 when she first got clean.  We'd been operating for two years by then.  I can say this now as she's deceased and I no longer have to protect her confidence.  I can say now I sent her our starter manual and outreach manual and helped her start SAGE.  SAGE which ran "Prostitutes Anonymous" meetings as part of them program - the program I founded.  In fact, if you go through her effects you'll probably find those manuals I wrote along with our "Recovery Guide".  

In 2013, they gave an award to Kathleen Mitchell for founding "Dignity".  I give her props for that also.  But also point out Kathleen got her recovery through OUR program, the meeting she took into Durango Jail in Arizona was OUR program, and it was her success with that which prompted Catholic Charities to want to add residential services through Dignity, a program which has been running weekly "Prostitutes Anonymous" meetings since day one - again the program I founded.  

I see Melissa Farley, who came to me in 2006 asking for help to write "Trafficking in Nevada - Making the Connections".  Why?  Because we  WERE THE ONLY PROGRAM WHO HAD RESCUED ANYONE OUT OF NEVADA'S TRADE.  Her exact words were "we need your respect and your credibility in order to get this report done for the State Dept., and to have people believe our findings are true."  Check out the clips of the press conference we held to release her book in September of 2007 at www.hightechmadam.com

Out of who they've given awards to - I have at least two women who have got their initial recovery through, and utilized as well for them starting their own programs, they recognize as exceptional.  Brenda Myers-Powell and Kathleen Mitchell.  I have interviews up at www.leavingtheliferadio.com from members speaking how we helped them in their own words who were not living under our roof at the time of the interview so we know these interviews weren't granted out of fear of being kicked out, fired, or kept longer in jail.  These testimonials were all from survivors living in their own homes with their own sources of income.   Now - show me any of these other people who have created a program that not only led to the passing of the Trafficking Act of 2000 in the first place, but where you hear that many testimonials and see that strong of RESULTS?

So I ask you - does that board look like a board that's been put together with the idea of actually helping "johns" stop buying prostitutes or porn?  We see data management, law enforcement, public policy, government, finance, intelligence - anything but sexual addiction and it's treatment on this board.   Look, I grew up being abused.  I've been pimped.  I've been raped.  I learned a long time ago not to listen to what people SAY but to listen instead to what they DO.  So seriously, does any of these boards of projects look like they were comprised to "end demand"?  I don't even see one psychologist in the pack!

Also, you want to make more money off something?  Make it illegal.  Now the cops and politicians go along with this because then they make money.   It's been proven that when you make something illegal YOU INCREASE CORRUPTION.  http://prohibitionhistory173.weebly.com/corruption.html

So too then do the suppliers of this illegal product.  I mean let's face it - the price of legal booze in a legal county is much cheaper than illegal moonshine in a dry county.  I remember seeing a documentary in fact about how politicians would work in tandom with moonshiners.  They'd make it illegal where their competitors were selling - so their customers would run over to them.  The politicians and cops went along because it advanced their careers.  http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/prohibition/people/

Ladies and gentlemen - welcome to the tactics of the tobacco and alcohol industries applied to the sex industry.  Now that right there is why they want to limit discussion to that of only being about prostitution.  Let's not look at what the INDUSTRY is doing then.

Now let's take a closer look at Philip Fleishman.  He used to work with Omega Digital Data http://omega-digital-data-inc.atlanta.ga.amfibi.directory/us/c/65743-omega-digital-data-inc

Who produced a patent on the hand held terminal.  http://patents.justia.com/assignee/omega-digital-data-inc

They also got an FCC approval for a "wireless application" for this terminal.  https://fccid.io/MMY  Appears the company is also related to China and Taiwan also on that application.

It also appears this remote can gauge your body temperature.  http://datasheets.globalspec.com/ds/292/OMEGAEngineering

Now that's interesting.  Especially since I read that one of the applications of the "smart TV" is that it can hear when you are having sex OR masturbating.   http://onehallyu.com/topic/140386-dont-have-sex-in-front-of-your-samsung-tv-they-might-hear-you/

Please note research that shows you will release a hormone, oxytocin,  http://www.livescience.com/42198-what-is-oxytocin.html after sexual release that bonds you to whatever you're connected to at the time.  http://www.newsweek.com/porn-ruining-mens-sex-lives-319432

In other words, flash a beer or vape commercial on the TV right after you hear the guy orgasm!  What a brilliant marketing idea!

By the way, we passed a law against subliminal advertising.  There is no laws on the books preventing this type of advertising.  http://smallbusiness.chron.com/laws-governing-subliminal-messages-advertisements-72074.html

Porn has been shown to make you incapable of having sex with a "real" woman.  Listen I married a 42 year old virgin in real life who had used porn his whole life before the marriage and trust me we had "issues" to get over when we first started having sex together.   I however put my training as a "sexologist" into play and we got over that hump (no pun intended) pretty quickly.  But I saw first hand how screwed up this poor man was before we got married by porn.

Now our program, Sex Workers Anonymous changed its name in 1995 to adjust to the invention of the internet from "Prostitutes Anonymous".

Why?  Because we were getting a flood of new members who were doing porn and web cam performing in saying "well it's not prostitution" who were not "recovering".  This is the same as an alcoholic who is "dry" but not in "recovery".   I heard all the arguments about how "webcam isn't prostitution" and "webcam is safe" and "I'm not having sex with anyone so I won't catch a disease" and the ever dominant cry "it's not illegal and not prostitution".  IT STILL IS SEX WORK HOWEVER.  Which means it does NOT fall within our definition of "sobriety".

Since 2007, there has been a blackout on our name ordered in the media.  Why?

Suddenly, I'm seeing a flood of these films coming out of Chicago which is an area of our program which is I admit is predominantly African American in the inner city.  We have our "white" members who meet out in the suburbs who tell me they won't go to the inner city meetings because the "neighborhood is too rough".   But they weren't asked to be a part of these films - only Brenda, and only the other woman who were speaking about street prostitution  NOT the sex industry.

I kept finding the member there, Brenda Myers-Powell, who was using our group name, but not referencing we are an international program with other chapters who had changed their name in 1995 to Sex Workers Anonymous to INCLUDE the webcam in our definition of "sobriety".  Nor including our chapters in Canada and Australia where prostitution is legal.  http://www.nbcchicago.com/investigations/Jail-Inmates-Start-Prostitutes-Anonymous-Group-277845151.html

When I contacted the producer, and the reporter, Marion Brooks, and told her that this was confusing in that this group she was filming with Brenda as "Prostitutes Anonymous" was only part of the larger fellowship which is called "Sex Workers Anonymous", her response was not to alter the article, but to put a disclaimer at the bottom that makes us look like we're not even part of each other.

Now why would NBC do that?   I asked them to do a piece on the whole over all program they had just filmed Brenda being a part of.  They refused.  Again why?  Would you film one meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous BUT NOT of Bill Wilson, or of AA as a whole?  This didn't make sense at first to me what was going on.

Let's go take a look over at SWOP because they were busy taking over this group after Robin Few died.  In 2013, I saw a flood of grants that went out through SWOP offering money to anyone who would hold a "meet and greet" to sex workers across the country.  These meetings were held in public places where attendees could be photographed. They had to say they were a sex worker to come.  I've had a good relationship with SWOP since they launched, but suddenly there's a team of women screaming through SWOP "stay away from Jody", i.e., "Sex Workers Anonymous".   But at the same gathering up names of women who ARE in the sex industry currently.

Let me ask you something - NONE of these companies can operate without men or women to be providers/performers.  Porn stops if no one gets in front of the camera.  Strip clubs shut down if no one gets up on stage.  Prostitution comes to a halt if men and women say "no".  The ads all stop if everyone quits tomorrow.  The Bunny Ranch turns into desert if all the women walk out.  With all these people like Larry Flynt and Hugh Hefner who are making MILLIONS, and the industry worth BILLIONS - I ask you WHY AREN'T SEX WORKERS UNIONIZED?

Sex Workers Outreach Project when I first got to know about them through Robin Few - was about "outreach".  They were trying to make sure the workers knew about HIV/AIDS, they knew about their legal rights, and when they'd get word someone was in trouble with a pimp or the law - they'd call us to step in and help them.

Now?  I don't even recognize them any more.  Not when they're running around actively threatening sex workers they will chase them right out of their group if they even speak to us.  Not when their chapter leaders are asking people to tell them where I live so they can call the cops on me and have me arrested.   They stopped being about sex workers the minute they stopped telling them that if arrested and found guilty of prostitution they can attend our meetings for free instead of going to jail.  When I see them stand back and let sex workers like Amber Batts lose their home, their marriage, and their children, RATHER than simply tell her about how our program can stop all of this - they are no longer about the sex workers.

So what are they now?  Women like Maxine Doogan, Domina Elle, Bella Robinson, and their Seattle chapter are running around saying "we don't have no trafficking around here" in the "white" sex industry.   In fact, "Mary" is even circling names and vouching for the pimps saying they didn't "coerce" anyone.  http://www.thestranger.com/blogs/slog/2016/01/07/23376530/king-countys-unprecedented-prostitution-sting-has-shut-down-a-popular-vetting-tool-for-sex-workers

Did you know that videogame manufacturers use "influencers" to help sell their product?  http://www.tubefilter.com/2016/01/29/kotaku-video-game-influencer-marketing/  These are people who pretend to be "real" people to "influence" you into buying their products.  Seems like Amazon even just came down on some of these "influencers" so they're aware of the practice.

I also want to point out that large industries and companies will hire "union busters" or "influencers" to make sure an industry doesn't unionize.  Read up here on a bit of how they accomplish this - http://unionbustingplaybook.com/    Take a good look at how the Koch Brothers are opposing union organizing also.  http://www.thenation.com/article/exclusive-audio-how-koch-brothers-are-molding-next-scott-walkers/

Now in light of that doesn't it seem to be a little more clear Maxine Doogan, Domina Elle, Meg Munoz, Bella Robinson, and Norma Jean Almodovar are not on the side of the sex workers - that maybe they're on the side of the traffickers?  I mean when I see Mary get up in Seattle and say "these women aren't being coerced" she's certainly not protecting the sex worker there.  Not when her one out if arrested is "I was forced".  Why that's her golden ticket out of jail, to get a t-visa, to get money, a free apartment.  I mean "yippee".  WHY would she DENY these women were forced if she's on their side?

Because she's not.  These women are working for the men.  Men like Ryan Kavanaugh from "Relativity Media".  Everyone knows the best way to get publicity is controversy.  Check out how Maxine Doogan has been covering for Relativity Media doing what's called "pretend opposition".

Do you know what that is?  It's when someone sets up a "pretend" protest to get media, sell tickets, gain support, etc.  We saw this with Emma Watson and her speech at the UN.  It turned out to be her own marketing company that issued the threats.  Brilliant.  I mean would you have heard about her speech otherwise?   http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/emma-watson-threatened-speaking-gender-equality/story?id=29500721

The street version is the guy who hires another guy to go up to the girl he likes and give her a hard time.  Then he gets to come in and punch him out and look like a hero.  Then he gets the girl swooning thinking he protected her.  The guy who got punched out is the "pretend" opposition.  But remember it's a trick.

The dominatrix's were doing this to promote ticket sales for "50 Shade's of Grey" also.   Here's Mistress Matisse who is friends with Maxine doing just this -   http://www.ibtimes.com/will-fifty-shades-grey-movie-accurately-depict-bdsm-two-dominatrixes-submissive-tell-1765984

Mistress Trinity is Domina Elle's ex-girlfriend according to her - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mistress-trinity/fifty-shades-of-grey-dominatrix_b_6583118.html  (Who when I was saying I didn't believe Domina Elle was a "real" sex worker took the time to call me up just to convince me of that fact.  Only once she delivered that message - I couldn't get her on the phone again.  So real good way to shut down accusations Domina Elle was some kind of covert spy or "catfish" within the sex industry is what that was about.)

Oh and by the way - guess what city had the highest ticket sales for "50 Shades of Grey"?  You got it - the city that had the most protests!!!   Here's opposition by more dominatrix's organized through Maxine Doogan and Whore Nation.  http://patch.com/california/losalamitos/dominatrixes-descend-downtown-protest-depiction-sm-fifty-shades-grey

The highest sales?  Where there was the most opposition.  http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/2015/02/13/watch-hate-groups-hometown-loves-fifty-shades-grey  Protests sell tickets and researchers, especially ones who will admit to playing with your emotions like Facebook, know that well.  http://www.forbes.com/sites/dailymuse/2014/08/04/the-facebook-experiment-what-it-means-for-you/#4dc70d5f1cbc

All who organized to supposedly oppose "8 Minutes"
also.  Which frankly no one would have heard of either if not for Maxine's pretend opposition.  Why do I say "pretend"?  Because I heard about it through their opposition for one.  I got an email from a woman a few months before the show even aired telling me to "petition them to stop the show".   I said "what show?"  So it worked because I heard about the show.

Like a sheep that's what I did.  I went and signed the petition.  Then I started wondering "how did she know?"  I mean how did this person know not only the show was being filmed, but who their sponsors were?  Like General Electric for example?  (Why does this stuff always lead back to some oil or electric company?)  I looked everywhere - and couldn't find a list of their sponsors anywhere.  So this woman asking people to "contact their sponsors" was not about objection - it was pretty clear this woman had some "inside" information and was not a typical objector.

"Pretend opposition" to get press explains why Domina Elle by the way also owns the domain "demand abolition.org".  I did a reverse IP search on the site she set up against us at www.sexworkersanonymous.org and uncovered that interesting bit of data.  Yes my friends that means "end demand" and the "abolish" groups are actually at the head contrived opposition.

If you wonder how works - go read up on the Koch Brothers and how they got people to join the Tea Party thinking one thing when in reality they were selling themselves out with the other.   That is if Rolling Stone still exists after breaking the story to us about the fraud.  http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-koch-brothers-dirty-war-on-solar-power-20160211  It really was quite amazing.  The Koch brothers through the Tea Party went around organizing "government for the people by the people" while leaving out this meant getting rid of the EPA and other such essential governmental and regulatory agencies that was REALLY what their goal was.   I propose what we're seeing right now is the SAME TACTICS.

Okay so we know who the players are behind the "Girlfriend Experience" and we know they love to use "pretend opposition".  Welcome to the "pretend opposition" to this film the "Girlfriend Experience":  https://www.facebook.com/DemandAbolition/videos/972830349479383/  Yes it's the "end demand" people.

Now are those women ex-prostitutes?  Yes.  But I ask you WHO IS BEHIND THE CAMERA?  Why Swanee Hunt.  https://www.demandabolition.org/   Which ties Swanee Hunt to Domina Elle by virtue of that IP address we found.  Huh?

Who is Swanee Hunt?  You remember her - she gave the grant money to start up Division 17 of which Brenda Myers-Powell, Marion Thatcher, Autumn Burris, did the whole NBC interview AFTER I had served Brenda with a "cease and desist" demand to stop using our name in the media. Why?  Because she was giving the impression our group was for just a bunch of street walking junkies with street pimps who want to stop prostitution INSTEAD of being for men and women who have a desire to leave the sex industry, in ALL FORMS, for ANY reason of which trafficking was only but one reason of many.  http://www.nbcchicago.com/investigations/Jail-Inmates-Start-Prostitutes-Anonymous-Group-277845151.html

Ah now it fits.  We're back looking at Marion Thatcher, Autumn Burris, etc.,  protesting the "Girlfriend Experience" who are part of Division 17 funded by Swanee.  We remember them - they're the ones who took Brenda and got her to betray our program (who got her into recovery in the first place), by filming the NBC interview, the Oprah documentary, and Dreamcatchers, all using our name when we kept sending her "cease and desist" orders to demand she stop using our name in the media without our consent.  Why?  Because she was paid and got some air time on TV.

Why them?  BECAUSE THESE PEOPLE WERE USING THEM THAT'S WHY.  Come on - don't tell me Swanee Hunt kicked in all that money just to help out some women of color get off the streets in Chicago.  If that was the case, and she admired Brenda's recovery so much then where's my name on the board of this program being I created the first program that WORKED in Chicago for those leaving the sex industry that's still cranking 'em out today despite her joining in our opposition?

What you think that this isn't what she did?  Get these women to create "false opposition"?  I doubt they realize that's what they're doing - but I know Swanee Hunt is smart enough to know the strings she'll pulling and that this opposition is about generating publicity for her end goals.

This woman is not stupid.  She knows good and well that the opposition she's stirring up just generates support for what these men are doing.   That by restricting demand you increase the price and the demand for the "legal" product, i.e., virtual porn, strip clubs, massage parlors, legal brothels - or any avenue where the buyer won't get busted.  Just as Eliot Spitzer knew what he was doing when he stiffened the sentence also.

Because again, if this was about helping these women get out of the sex industry, and finding recovery, why wouldn't she be partnering with and promoting the PROGRAM THAT MADE BRENDA POSSIBLE?

No.  Instead, she hires Brenda to TURN on that program, us, who got her into recovery in the first place.  Meaning if this was about creating more "Brenda's" - we would have been brought into the loop and involved instead of being actively shunned and ignored.

So what better way to lead someone to think "that's not me" when looking at those women like Brenda and Autumn?  What better way to make them think working for a porn company like Vivid, or doing 3d porn webcam work isn't "prostitution" by having another survivor leading women away from that program that helped them?  I used to think the SAME THING when I was watching TV in the 1970's and 80's.  I'd see these burned out street prostitutes and I'd say to myself "oh I could never do that".  But I didn't have a problem on the other hand with thinking how much I wanted to be like Jane Fonda in "Klute" at the same time - a film showing a nice white girl meeting nice businessmen.  Not at all like some street walker in Chicago - oh no.  Here see what I mean - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBVdcHdCuvU



Now contrast what you just saw with the escort in "Klute" with this image of a street walker.  They appear quite different to you don't they?

 

Now what happens is the white girls look at this protest video against "The Girlfriend Experience" and they think these two things aren't the same at all.  It's all branding used by marketing people and advertisers all the time.  

What never heard of this?  Never heard of using someone a person relates to in order to lead them down the wrong path?  Sure you have.  When you heard the Nazi's had the Jews leading other Jews into the showers.  They knew if they tried to lead them in - they'd fight.  So yes this is propaganda at it's best.  Noam Chomsky calls it "Manufacturing Consent".   Which by the way they would not able to pull off prior to the Telecommunications Act of 1995 - so I hold the FCC responsible within this conspiracy.

Who made these videos with these women in Chicago which was put together by Swanee Hunt?  NBC?   NBC only filmed Division 17, which tax returns show was funded partly by Swanee Hunt.  Follow the money as I've always been taught because it goes back to Swanee Hunt in most cases.

Now if I'm wrong - then show me where, anywhere, that any group receiving money from Swanee Hunt says that "webcams" or "3D virtual porn" or any type of work within the sex industry itself is what they're wanting the laws to be written about.  No it's not.  It's designed for what it's designed for - to make the product illegal to drive up the demand and the price AND in the process corral a bigger market into the very product line these guys are pushing now along with a "promotional" video called the "Girlfriend Experience" the increase the sales.

I mean what guy is going to go out and risk getting busted over a $20 hooker when he can sit at home, turn on his TV, do the same thing, and then gets an ad flashed at him on the set right after he's climaxed and he's pushing out oxytocin?  Why marketers would give their left nut for that kind of marketing wouldn't they?

What you think Facebook isn't a part of this?  Type in your city and look what you can find -


And between Polaris, Katherine Chon and Swanee Hunt - anyone touched by their money or influence won't even recognize we exist.  Has Facebook put up an ad for Sex Workers Anonymous?  Starz running public service announcements for us?  See any documentaries about our work which made women like Brenda possible being shot?  Which again if this was about helping men and women to exit the sex industry - they're staring right at Brenda and Kathleen both so they know our program does it - so why shun us this way then if that was their end goal?

Because it's not.

Now why would Domina Elle be a "catfish" that's using controlled opposition and influencers against our program?  We are the only program I know of out there who defines our recovery by abstaining NOT FROM PROSTITUTION but FROM SEX WORK that's why.  Which includes the web cam, the porn industry and what these companies are about to roll out which is going to require women on the other end of the camera!

If I'm wrong - let me ask you WHY is NOT ONE of them talking about a law forbidding all porn to go out over the internet or cable TV, Oculus, Facebook, Google, etc?   Porn drives demand for prostitution, and is directly connected to child abuse.  Ask an investigator or cop and they'll tell you EACH AND EVERY TIME they come across a child who is raped, kidnapped, or molested they find porn.  Ask any prostitute - and she'll tell you the "johns" ask for what they see on TV.  Do not even try to tell me there has not been an upsurge in the sales of B&D products and visits to dungeons since "50 Shades of Grey".  

Yet in all these "end demand" projects - I have yet to see them discuss forming a film company to make films that will air on major TV, cable, Starz, HBO, etc. on true life stories that would truly "end demand"?  If the promoters are making "The Girlfriend Experience", and protesting it just gets more people to watch it, then why, oh why, are they not talking about forming their own film company to produce counter-media?  Why not discuss the FCC banning any media promoting the sex industry?  Why not bring back the requirement for "opposing views" we had prior to 1995 which would require that every time Dennis Hof goes on TV to sell his brothel - that a trafficking group also has to go on with him to counter what he's selling?

Again, why would Swanee Hunt use such a tactic as "pretend opposition" to get her end goals when she's smart enough to know this tactic just supports what she says she wants to stop?  Meaning why on earth would she be funding supposedly abolition on one hand, but then using "pretend opposition" also against us making it appear the sex industry is against us?  Why deny and fight us when we are CLEARLY effective at getting men and women out of the sex industry, and away from pimps and traffickers?  Why aren't we on any of those boards if her goal is what she says it is?

Read up on who Swanee Hunt is first of all.  Hunt Alternatives also funds the Denver "First Friday's Art Walk" through the Colorado Creative Co-Op.   http://shopoldcoloradocity.com/events/event/first-friday-art-walk/ 

Now guess who owns a studio that's on that "first friday art walk"?  Domina Elle "visit the Red Hand Gallery on First Friday's Art Walk - http://www.dominaelle.com/bdsm-lifestyle-fetish-events.htm

Here's the information on the grant money to Colorado http://creativeyouthsummit.org/partners.html and showing they fund the Denver Art's District Art Walk http://www.coloradocreativeindustries.org/news/releases/colorado-creative-industries-announces-2014-creative-district-application-process

Which explain why Domina Elle's IP address showed "demand abolition" as one of her IP addresses.  Yep.  Swanee Hunt is funding Domina Elle and the website and attacks she put up against us at www.sexworkersanonymous.org.  So again if what Swanee wanted for her end goal was to help other women to escape sex trafficking and/or prostitution - then she'd be pumping up the program who made the recovery for Brenda - not Brenda.   If you want to help people set up potato farms - you sell seeds and land - not potatoes. 

Now on to Vivid.  They aren't a "trafficker" right?  Well according to these people who are funding all these projects to convince you "traffickers" are African American men standing on street corners with guns - no.  They don't put guns to anyone's head and force them to go work for them.   But if you let me define what a "trafficker" is - to me it's someone who is forcing you to be in the industry against your will, and who won't show you where the way out is.  And using your money to deceive people into destroying your opposition, i.e., us - that's the tactic of a trafficker.  

Playboy has provided support to Children of the Night for years.  A program to help young people get off the streets, and away from traffickers and prostitution.  Has Vivid donated any support to either our work or Children of the Night, or any exit group for that matter?  Some people go to an even further extreme in their accusations.  Since Spitzer is also Jewish - I can see where they might get some of these ideas.  http://www.dailystormer.com/pornography-the-secret-weapon-of-the-jews/  Fleishman is a Jewish name also it appears.  Steven Hirsch is also Jewish and the founder and CEO of Vivid Entertainment.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Hirsch  Swanee Hunt is Presbyterian - but according to this profile is quite versed in the formation of movements, and also supportive of women-led groups.  https://www.swaneehunt.com/about-swanee/biography/   Meaning she's smart enough to know exactly what she's doing - and all the more reason why you would think she'd be supportive of our program being it was founded by a woman.  So this is just all the more evidence she knows exactly what she's doing and it's not about "ending demand" or "abolition" in reality.

Smart enough to know Vivid and the "Girlfriend Experience" is benefiting by the opposition being created by Swanee Hunt.  She CLEARLY knows the best way to oppose someone or something is to simply NOT ACKNOWLEDGE them JUST LIKE SHE'S DOING TO US.  I don't see her opposing us or me.  So why the attention being paid to these people then if she knows the best way to not give attention to someone is to simply ignore them - not oppose them?

NO.  This is about making a "distinction" in the mind of the public between that of the streetwalker level of illegal prostitution, and that of the white woman doing the "inside" legal types of sex workers such as what's shown in the "Girlfriend Experience".

Again, by making people think sex trafficking is different than what someone sees on the "Girlfriend Experience" using media in the way Swanee is, to increase the demand and prices for the product, and then try and stamp out the one group standing in the way of you recruiting, and retaining, help er product - well that to me is the action of a trafficker/pimp.

Need more proof of how traffickers act?  Does anyone remember when they couldn't look anywhere without seeing a cover saying something about Kloe Kardashian was OJ's daughter?  I remember, and I remember it coming out that this was during a contract negotiation with National Enquirer media empire who said they wanted to show Kris what they could do to her in the media if she didn't sign some contracts they wanted her to sign.  In other words DESTROY HER.  There's a lot of ways to coerce someone into doing what you want other than using a gun.   One of those ways is major exposure within the media as a porn performer.  After that, you won't be able to get a job at McDonald's.

Besides, what happens to those who aren't Kris' natural born daughters when they get involved with Vivid?  Who is going to hire someone to work for them after being in a Vivid film if you're a Montana Fishburne or a Karrine Steffans?

Well that's why you need to get Kris Jenner to manage you!  Well maybe.   Sure Kris can get your face on a cover but let's see - Kim's married to a bipolar who despite his wealth and talent can't go five minutes without a joint, telling off some white lady, or asking a rich Jewish friend for money.

Kloe stood by her husband after almost dying from drugs in what clearly is a drug problem after her own DUI experiences who rebounded with the show "Kocktails" promoting booze before her husband can even be strong enough to hit an NA meeting.  http://www.usmagazine.com/entertainment/news/kocktails-with-khlo-premiere-recap-khloe-kardashian-tells-kim-to-lose-weight-w162174  

Kourtney has her hands full with her alcoholic husband who can't seem to make it through a visit with the kids in a sober manner.

Rob was gaining weight and watching porn 24 hours a day until he got "saved" supposedly by knocking up Blac Chyna it seems.  We'll see how long that lasts.  https://lockerdome.com/tmz/8543837043984404

You know who's making out like a bandit?  Kris.

In the meantime, this whole family is in need of serious addiction treatment.  We have sex addiction, drug addiction, porn addiction, eating disorders, and yes even an addiction to the sex industry.   Yes they are all making money.  Just as I was back in my day when I was in the sex industry and I had to choose "recovery" or "money".  I struggled with that a lot until the man who was my first sponsor handed me a news article he found.   He always knew exactly what I was thinking.   It was a story about a man found on the side of the road with over a million dollars in cash in the trunk - and the owner dead.  http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1985-02-11/news/8501080824_1_raided-crime-syndicate-parking-lot   It means nothing if you're dead as people like Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston know who died from addiction.

Now like all good pimps do who convince their bitches they're with the "best" Kris seems to making financially.  All while making sure www.sexworkersanonymous.com doesn't get their word out anymore than the tobacco people allowed their victims to tell the truth about their product.  Watch the film "Insider" with Al Pacino if you wonder what I'm up against.

By the way, you do know it's just a matter of time before they link this 3d virtual reality porn to the webcam world and they're going to need performers willing to work with their clients who will be on the other end with their TV right?   Women who then will be suggesting PRODUCTS after their session to buy.   Now that's what Amazon rolled out that kind of money for if you ask me. 

Which might explain why Zuckerberg has admitted to an experiment on Facebook to show how they can manipulate your emotions using Oculus.  http://www.cnet.com/news/zuckerberg-oculus-virtual-reality-augmented-google-glass-microsoft/ Getting an idea now why the native American reservations were refusing his offer of free internet?  I'm sorry but Mark Zuckerberg is not being "generous".  He wants people wired up for sound - and porn - and to buy products.

Google is a part of this http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3416608/Google-Oculus-high-volume-virtual-reality-headset-ll-cost-bit-25-cardboard-one.html

Google gave Polaris a donation of $11.5 MILLION DOLLARS to "fight sex slavery".  http://www.cnn.com/2011/12/14/us/google-anti-slavery-grant/  

Did I get a check for Sex Workers Anonymous - who founded the modern day movement which got sex trafficking in America federal recognition as being real in the first place?  Oh hell no.  Check the date on my news clip here at www.hightechmadam.com.  You'll see I started our group, hotline, and movement in 1987.  Polaris?  2002.

Why are we getting all this opposition by omission?  Because our program doesn't just focus on street prostitution.  We tell men and women one of these porn webcam Oculus Amazon Google studios still a form of prostitution that's why!

Now hold up - Alcoholics Anonymous does not say alcohol itself is the program that needs to be done away with - I'm not saying porn in and of itself needs to be abolished.  I'm against someone not having a choice to go in OR TO LEAVE.   If the only programs out there are for "trafficking victims" - then I ask you who is going to be there to help a woman LEAVE working for one of these companies that already recruiting women to do so?

Polaris?  Oh hell no - that's why they got $11.5 million from Google.  Google who when I offered to bring in some members of SWA to come speak to their executives about the dangers within the legal sex industry they told me to blow it out my ear!  So yes they want to "fight sex trafficking" - but NO they don't want to educate their male executives how sites like Ashley Madison or Sugar Daddy can have both trafficking victims and also serial killers endangering their lives. That just because it's not a street corner doesn't mean it's safe.   http://gawker.com/the-prostitute-who-killed-a-google-exec-with-heroin-is-1705658723

Because remember our program also helps women stop working in the porn and web cam industry.  That's why we didn't get a check.  That's these men are trying to make sure these women don't know WE EXIST.  AND it's also a very good reason for stamping out our voice the "johns" suffer from sexual addiction.  Something I have YET to hear anyone speak about anywhere Hunt is funding the rounding up and arresting of "johns" WITHOUT telling them about programs like Sexaholics Anonymous.  I kind of figured this out when I noticed the National Council on Sexual Addiction I used to speak at their yearly conventions folded without warning in the year 2000.  Meaning it was odd they disappeared the very year there was finally federal money available now for the issue

Yes my dear friends - when Swanee Hunt is paying the Alameda prosecutors office, http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/oakland-city-council-takes-stand-against-sex-workers/Content?oid=4563294  Nancy O'Malley, to run around busting "johns", all while having Maxine Doogan PRETEND to be objecting - what they're doing is a couple of things at the same time for the same dollar:

1.   They are reducing the number of sex service producers who are operating in the illegal realms by removing their means of advertising their services online, who with no alternative but to stand on a corner and risk getting knocked up side the head by some maniac for $20 - they begin to consider going to work for a LEGAL company such as a webcam studio, a porn agency, a massage parlor or a strip club.  Meaning they've just increased the number of sex workers who would be seeking out to work for either Vivid, the porn production company, or the company that's providing this 3D virtual sex provider.  Jobs that are safe, cushy, and free of being arrested by the Alameda DA's office.  Why Vivid?  Kim Kardashian's tape is on the tip of everyone's tongue for one.  Playboy isn't even doing nudes anymore is another.   They have the most dominant presence at the AVN also.  They're the company people think of first as shown by how Montana Fishburne was down there on her 18th birthday to get her contract.

2.   By reducing the number of sex workers advertising online services, they INCREASE the same number of those men turning to the internet for sexual release in OTHER manners, i.e., they increase their potential for sales.

3.   By running around arresting the "johns" who are out there on the streets still offering some alternative for these women to make money through sex work - they also increase the number of men going "oh no way - I'm either going legal or nothing".  Which I'm sure is fully supported by the legal brothels of Nevada because most men when forced to choose between flying or driving up to the Nevada brothel vs. an arrest will take the trip to avoid the risk.

Then Maxine Doogan files a lawsuit against Nancy O'Malley, thus giving the press more of a chance to talk about the "end demand" campaign, which is then further beefed up by Domina Elle speaking about it too online.  Here's information on the lawsuit - http://abc7news.com/news/ca-lawsuit-hopes-to-decriminalize-prostitution/546920/

Nancy O'Malley's office received an $80,000 grant from Hunt Alternatives.   She's named in the Maxine Doogan lawsuit.  The San Francisco prosecutor's office is named in Maxine's lawsuit and here's information on the money they received from Hunt - https://www.demandabolition.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/2000_abtnatactplan.pdf

In Silicon Valley, there's grant money given to juvenile hall http://source.nyfa.org/content/search/resultitem.aspx?PID=12295

The only fly in the ointment is that pesky Jody, founder of Sex Workers Anonymous, who keeps saying this doesn't help sex workers, it doesn't "end demand" but in fact only increases it, and who eliminates their pool of workers for these legal sex industries by that damned hotline number of hers Domina Elle has repeatedly told me she's out to destroy again with www.sexworkersanonymous.org and www.ratethatrescue.org  (also set up to bash other rescue organizations also).

Now why would Shawnee be paying Domina Elle to be both a part of SWOP and a part of the "end demand" faction - all while putting so much effort into trying to shut down our hotline as she has if not for the fact her actions don't appear to be about doing anything other than pushing demand, and sex workers, into other avenues?  Again, she's definitely smart enough to know if she wanted to end it by treating it then she'd be supporting the very program that spawned Brenda and Kathleen would seem a logical assumption.

Is she trying to replace us with the Cupcake Girls?  Oh no - that was to get the law passed in Nevada to get a prostitution conviction off your record.  Why?  So they can go and get a license to work at the legal brothels or an entertainers' license for a strip club because it sure isn't about expunging records.  Again if you could "prove trafficking" then you wouldn't have a case.  No - it appears to be about getting a signature to get records expunged rather than the pesky year we're having our members put into recovery before we help them get record expungement.

That is with the signature of a judge that's so much easier than spending a year going through our program where you have to get a job for a year out of sex work to show the judge you've left the industry as we've been doing with our members in Nevada.  No - they want women who have a record but want to get a license, to be able to grab a judge and "convince" him to sign the record expungement - and then voila!  You can go and get a brothel prostitute license then.  Which explains why Maxine and Domina Elle promote the Cupcake Girls so heavily rather than our program - again they are not a program that gets men and women out of the sex industry now are they?

And my own personal story about why I brought sex trafficking to the attention of the public, the media, and demanded the law be changed to recognize this was happening was because I saw women being sold by our own CIA during Iran Contra.

Now I"m sure none of this has anything to do with the fact Polaris is getting all this money while they partner up with Palantir Technologies right?   http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2015/01/14/how-big-data-is-being-used-in-the-fight-against-human-trafficking

Who's that?  The CIA.

Is anyone getting the picture here yet?

So did Starz roll out the "Girlfriend Experience" to tell us the truth about the sex industry for white girls in the upper levels of the industry - or are they setting up the stage to recruit new workers and new customers?  Maybe for Oculus and a handheld remote that reads temperature that's just got an FCC license made by the company that the producer of the "Girlfriend Experience" used to work at.

Why is this important?  Because when you see something you "like" - your temperature will increase that's why.

In my day, and Jeane Palfrey's day, as madams, the CIA would come to us and pump us for information on our clients as to their sexual secrets, as well as to put bugs in their ears about things they wanted them to do.  Like we saw with Glaxo Pharmaceuticals and the Chinese prostitutes.  Or the Columbian prostitute who said she wanted to "fight trafficking" but then that was just a negotiation to get her own high dollar porn contract.

Or even them coming to real life true survivors of the sex industry and all it's horrors, and talking them into being filmed THINKING they're fighting the sex industry, all the while they're supporting it and just driving traffic to their cash registers.   Because they want white girls to think "oh that's not me" when they see Brenda in "Dreamcatchers" or these women protesting the film.

Now Brenda - now maybe you understand why we demanded you not use our name in connection with those projects.  Because you were being pimped by the very ones who set us up to be recruited into the sex industry in the first place to make them money and find them new recruits.

I mean do you think someone like Belle Knox or Christy Mack is going to look at a film like Dreamcatchers, hear that's "Prostitutes Anonymous" and run to call our hotline for help?  Hell no.

Which is what these men who are about to roll out this new "future of porn" on us want - for victims of theirs not to know about www.sexworkersanonymous.com or why we exist.  Try and leave these guys and they make leaving Charlie Sheen or Eliot Spitzer look like a walk in the park.

Think about this partnership - Oculus, Google, Facebook, Vivid, Polaris, Palantir Technologies, Truckers Against Trafficking, the Sheraton Hotels, airports, the human trafficking task forces, prosecutors' office, attorney general's, police, Trafficking in Persons Office, United Way, Amazon - all connected now on these projects.   Again, if they can hear what goes on in every TV set, or every Alexa device - then I ask you - where can you run to escape this?

Do you wonder why there's been fake sex trafficking witnesses testifying to Congress and I'm not allowed or invited or even acknowledged?

Because they don't want you to hear what is truly modern day sex trafficking in America.  The image of African American pimps being the issue, as well as prostitution being the issue - TOTALLY DISTRACTS from any idea or discussion about these companies possible involvement in the promotion of the legalized sex industries, and especially that of white women being recruited as thinking "that doesn't apply to me" with respect to "all that talk about sex trafficking".  I mean when have we even seen a white girl testifying at Congress as a survivor?

Well now they're coming after you.  Right in the comfort of your own home!

I've seen the "beta testing" of Facebook to connect people up to their local escort services, massage parlors, strip clubs, etc., just by typing in their zip code.  Well actually the internet will know where they are.  It will hear them, sense their body heat, and even have a customized profile of their buying habits stored.  Vivid, Oculus, Amazon and Facebook will allow them to create an avatar for "Alexis" and have 3D interactive porn.

They've already had the groups make sure to cut porn as much as possible out of hotels and cell phones.  Thus driving even more trafficking to them.  The data's going to be sent through Polaris to Palantir for "data mining".  Vivid has said themselves "this is the future". Thanks to Shawnee, men will be afraid to pick up street prostitutes, and sex workers won't have Backpage to advertise on, nor any other site.  Thus leaving them to stay safe going to knock on these guys' doors for work.

To top it off - Melissa Farley got access to all that information on "johns" buying habits under the smoke screen of it being about researching victims.  Meanwhile her research on the native American "john" has been sent over to Facebook so they know how best to tailor their sales to their target consumer.   Since no one is on any street corner - the public will think they've "beat sex trafficking".  Oh yes this is a frightening new world we're being pushed into.  Because I ask you - you tell me how you'd leave such an operation if you wanted to?  Like Kesha or Stoya - you'd even have people telling you that you can't leave "because you have a contract".  If you work for them - they'd know your social security number, address, phone, bank information, etc.  You go to a relative or friend's house and the microphone's can pick up your voice.  The hotels and airports can be put on alert for you.

The whole thing looks identical to how the bootleggers used Prohibition to their complete advantage.  Just as the bootleggers would had the Politicians loving it because they got elected on a dry campaign.  They had their competitors arrested which made the local cops happy because they got paid.  Then the customers all came to them and they could charge five times as much because of the shortage.

Heck these guys will even know when the customer is in the mood based on his viewing habits, buying habits, and the temperature of his fingers on his remote.  Boy, wait until his climax and the oxytocin is pumping, then flash him an ad - and wow - what brainwashing, er marketing!

No wonder Zuckerberg is trying to give away free internet to people.  Dealers always put out the first one on the house don't they?