"I Assumed Chicago Would Be In the Forefront": Comments on the Movement to End Prostitution with Survivor-Leader Brenda Myers-Powell
Jody Raphael is Senior Research Fellow, Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Law Center, DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois. She has been researching in the areas of prostitution and human trafficking since 2001 and is the author of four books on violence against women with particular emphasis on denial. Her latest book is Rape Is Rape: How Denial, Distortion, and Victim Blaming Are Fueling a Hidden Acquaintance Rape Crisis (Chicago Review Press paperback).
For many years in the 2000’s, researcher Jody Raphael, teamed with prostitution-survivor Brenda Myers-Powell, undertook a myriad of speaking engagements in the Chicago metropolitan area, intended to raise awareness of the violence and coercion in the sex trade industry. Ten years ago, they were asked to make a video of their presentation. Recently, Dignity editors came across the video and asked for an update on the conversation. This piece is the result.
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Raphael, Jody (2019) ""I Assumed Chicago Would Be In the Forefront": Comments on the Movement to End Prostitution with Survivor-Leader Brenda Myers-Powell," Dignity: A Journal of Analysis of Exploitation and Violence: Vol. 4: Iss. 2, Article 5. https://doi.org/10.23860/dignity.2019.04.02.05
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