Suzzan Blac introduces a selection of the extraordinary paintings she did as a way of processing the sexual abuse she suffered as a child and young adult, and as a sex trafficking victim in the pornography industry. Read More
Trauma and Prostitution: The transcript
A transcript of our Trauma and Prostitution webinar from June 2021, featuring Dr Ingeborg Kraus, clinical psychologist and expert in psychotraumatology, and Merly Åsbogård and Rebecca Mott, both survivors of prostitution. Read More
An evening with Suzzan Blac
Audio and video recordings of our ‘An evening with Suzzan Blac’ webinar that was held on 14 July 2021. Read More
Trauma and prostitution
Audio and video recordings of our ‘Trauma and prostitution’ webinar that was held on 6 June 2021. Read More
NMN Submission to the UK Government’s Women’s Health Strategy Consultation
This is the Nordic Model Now! response to the British government’s consultation on its Women’s Health Strategy. Read More
The deception of “Pleasure”
Powerful feminist critique from Monica Mazzitelli of Ninja Thyberg’s new film “Pleasure”. Read More
In this ground-breaking and harrowing article, Esther, who was herself involved in prostitution and the making of porn, shows how the eroticisation of cruelty in both the political and personal arenas is fed by the global sex industry’s violence and cruelty, and she reveals the hypocrisy of those who insist that ‘sex work’ is a private matter of no consequence to anyone else and who wilfully ignore its devastating consequences for both individuals and society. Read More
What makes exiting prostitution so hard?
Huschke Mau, who was herself in prostitution for around 10 years, writes about the psychological and structural barriers that make it difficult, or even impossible, for women to exit prostitution and build a life for themselves outside. While some of the details are specific to Germany and its legalised prostitution system, the themes are more or less universal. Read More
‘I am a prostitute. I have been a prostitute since I was underage. I’m in my mid-30s now’
‘Jo’ sent us this #MeToo account of her experiences of the sex trade through our Share Your Story page. This provides a space for women to tell their stories in their own words.
“I would just sit on my bed afterwards, looking at the money, focusing on it, counting my savings every day to keep myself motivated, and counting how much more I would have to save to retire. To never return, to leave and to forget all that had happened in prostitution. Ever. To erase every single detail of my past.” Read More
An EMDR therapist on what she’s learned working with people who’ve experienced prostitution
Dana Levy is an Israeli prostitution survivor and campaigner for the Nordic Model in Israel, where a Nordic Model-style law has recently been passed. In this article, she talks to Dr Tal Croitoru, the CEO and founder of the Israeli network, EMDR Experts, about her EMDR work with people who’ve experienced prostitution. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy treatment that was originally designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories. Read More
Survival Mechanisms and Trauma Bonding in Prostitution
Drawing on testimony from women survivors of the sex trade, German feminist activist, Manuela Schon, writes about mechanisms women use to survive prostitution and why exiting can be so hard, why we need to hold the perpetrators accountable, and how prostitution has a key role in maintaining male supremacy and the second class status of all women and girls. The article was first published in German on the Abolition 2014 website. The English translation is by Elisabeth Lauer. Read More
What’s Wrong with Prostitution?
This article takes a hard look at prostitution, and how it affects people, taking in its intrinsic links with porn, sex trafficking and child sexual exploitation, its inherent racism, and why we should hold those who drive it accountable. Read More