Sex Work

Morals Group Plans Worldwide Protest Against Human Rights

Amnesty International offices around the world to be targeted this month in protest of AI's support for decriminalizing sex work.

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The anti-porn activists at Morality in Media, recently rechristened the "National Center on Sexual Exploitation" (NCOSE), are launching a coordinated attack on human-rights organization Amnesty International (AI) for its support of decriminalizing prostitution.

At a biennial meeting in Dublin in August, AI voted to officially support decriminalization of the sex trade, including sex workers, sex buyers, and brothel owners. NCOSE is now organizing protests outside Amnesty headquarters worldwide, slated for October 23. It's also urging supporters to email, tweet at, and otherwise contact AI with the message: No Amnesty for Pimps.

"Amnesty International claims to 'campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all,'" stated an NCOSE email today. But "decriminalization of brothel-keeping and soliciting is a gift to pimps, sex traffickers, and sex buyers that confers a right to buy and sell other human beings."

Equating the temporary, paid provision of sexual services to the "buying and selling of human beings," however, only makes sense if you also think paying your hairdresser, landscaper, and barista are forms of slavery. And for the record, neither Amnesty nor anyone that I am aware of supports the decriminalization of sex trafficking, i.e. forcing others into prostitution. Fortunately, sex workers, their clients, and their associates could much more easily report sex-trafficking scoundrels to the police under a system of decriminalized prostitution—something they can't do now for fear of being arrested themselves. 

NCOSE goes on to state that Amnesty's new policy does "not protect the human rights of persons in prostitution, but guarantee that their dehumanization and exploitation will continue." In NCOSE's ideal world, protecting the "human rights or persons in prostitution" would involve throwing them, their employers, and their customers in prison along with the folks who force people into sex. 

When not trying to diminish the human rights of sex workers, NCOSE also enjoys chastising the Department of Justice for not enforcing federal obscenity laws more aggressively, accusing shitty erotica of normalizing domestic violence, and calling out the American Library Association as a conduit for sexual exploitation. Fun folks! Here's a link to NCOSE's Thursday press conference announcing the anti-Amnesty International campaign, should you need help purging your lunch or anything.  

NCOSE is joined in its opposition to sex-worker rights by a host of Hollywood celebrities, including Lena Dunham, Meryl Streep, and Anne Hathaway. Read more about their anti-Amnesty efforts here, and about the pushback from sex workers and human rights groups here. 

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51 responses to “Morals Group Plans Worldwide Protest Against Human Rights

  1. You just know those NCOSE folks all have millstones for their browser histories.

    Freaky, freaky millstones.

  2. Am I correct in understanding that Lena Dunham will be among the protesters?

    1. Somewhere in Kentucky, a diabetic archivist looks up from his manuscript, senses tingling. His pupils dilate.

  3. calling out the American Library Association as a conduit for sexual exploitation

    Sounds like they finally found SugarFree.

    1. Dude, this goes way deeper than you think. Shhh, don’t let NutraSweet hear us talking about this! You have no idea what he and his associates are capable of!

    2. Dude, this goes way deeper than you think. Shhh, don’t let NutraSweet hear us talking about this! You have no idea what he and his associates are capable of!

    3. Just when they think they’ve found him, it turns out he found THEM. Spooky….

  4. Ain’t it amazing? One side wants to save our bodies, the other wants to save our souls – and both sides want to pick our pockets to attain their ends.

    Had I the power to do so, I’d cheerfully consign both groups to the future they feared most – one where they were powerless.

    1. You truly are a monster.

    2. And who’s going to fill that power vacuum? Libertarians? Yeah, exactly.

      1. The whole point is to return power back to individuals. There isn’t a “vacuum” when individuals return to possessing thier own power of, rather than another body chosing for them with enFORCEment. That should be obvious… for most.

    3. Exactly. Well said.

  5. confers a right to buy and sell other human beings

    Nice straw man there.

  6. Every shithead in the world seems to be getting on the sex trafficking bandwagon. It really is going to be the next War on Drugs, isn’t it.

    1. Report to the nearest Junior Anti-Sex League, citizen.

    2. We’re back in full-swing PC mode. V 2.0.

      1. Paul will fill the role of PC Principal. Right, bro?!?

        1. Two weeks detention for you!

    3. Hell yeah! I gotta get me some of that victimization sympathy.

      I work for a company and sell my body everyday. My company is clearly exploiting me and ‘buying and selling a human being’. My boss is clearly a pimp. Sure, instead of selling access to my junk and sexual services, I am selling my brain and services with Excel, Word, Project, etc. But it’s basically the same thing. It isn’t exactly fulfilling and sometimes it feels downright dirty and shameful.

      Why would selling the services of my brain be any different from someone selling the services of their hoohah?

      1. Everyone who receives a paycheck for doing something they wouldn’t do for free is a whore. Sex workers are actually less whorish than most because they get paid to do things that most of us routinely do for free.

    4. Expect actual rape gangs to go fully ignored, of course.

    5. Well, they figured out how to square the circle of getting the fundies and feminists to sign on to the same agenda. It always was a match made in hell that made perfect sense.

  7. Protest Against Human Rights

    I’m totally against human rights, but I’m not motivated enough to protest against them.

  8. I rented a girl last night at Supercuts, and she did an outstanding job of cutting my hair. Fucking outstanding.

    Was I buying or selling another human being?

    1. Dude, if you’re going to tell a story to make a point, at least tell a truthful one. It’s not possible to get a good haircut at Supercuts.

      1. We all know Pl?ya just put a bowl on his head and cut off everything that was sticking out from under it, while wearing a dress.

        1. Well…that *is* what they do at Supercuts, you know.

        2. I have it on good authority that Playa uses a flowbee.

      2. I’ll send you a pic later, and then you can publicly apologize in the PM links.

        1. I will be sure to do that.

        2. Wouldn’t any pic you sent to Episiarch essentially look the same as all the other dick pics he already has on his phone?

          1. Not to me!!! I have an advanced degree in dicknology!

            1. He can even tell Chinese dicks apart.

      3. My experience agrees….OTOH JC Penny salons not as much.

  9. “Equating the temporary, paid provision of sexual services to the “buying and selling of human beings,” however, only makes sense if you also think paying your hairdresser, landscaper, and barista are forms of slavery.”

    There are lots of progressives who are more than willing to do that.

  10. “…NCOSE is joined in its opposition to sex-worker rights by a host of Hollywood celebrities, including Lena Dunham, Meryl Streep, and Anne Hathaway…”

    Sean Penn was busy?

    1. Nah, it’s a girls thing. They even nicely cover the age range, and subtly vary in the kind of self-contradicting delusion they pursue. Though the Harry Potter one is missing. What’s up with that?

  11. I don’t understand why nobody outside of the weirdo minority in the libertarian camp can separate their personal beliefs/preferences/morality from public policy. It would be perfectly acceptable to have an organization that actively works to discourage sexually explicit materials and the sex industry while simultaneously opposing government oppression.

    The same goes for drugs, gambling, “the gay lifestyle” and Illinois Nazis.

    I might personally think that drinking and prostitution are immoral. I might even prosthelytize to my friends and neighbors to avoid these activities. But I can do these things without insisting that law enforcement go out and force these views on others.

    But the vast majority of people firmly disagree with this attitude. In fact, they find it completely morally bankrupt. Left or right makes no difference, although each truly enjoys claiming that the other is the one who wants to use the state to enforce their belief system.

    1. You just do not know what is good for you.

      1. You just do not know what is good for you.

        That’s kinda exactly the point, isn’t it? Libertarians generally have the notion that they aren’t bright enough to know what is best for themselves. But nobody on the planet can possibly be better situated to make decisions about our lives the we do ourselves. So we know we shouldn’t be making choices for other people. By extension, nobody is remotely qualified to make life decisions for other people.

        Everyone else seems to be operating with the hubris that they are smarter and more moral than everyone else, and therefore everyone else should live their lives according to the dictates of this higher morality. I suppose it is just a variant of the “good driver” fallacy. (when polled, most people will say that they are better drivers than the average)

        1. Agreed. And is discussed here frequently, they project their insecurities on to you, because they are afraid they would snort too much cocaine, or not safely handle a gun, or cheat on their wife with a prostitute. I think it is pathetic.

    2. does that make me a weirdo? i think the standard libertarian standpoint is that the government should stay out of it, and that both sides are wrong in the way they try to legislate morality. libertarians tend to support decriminalization, and fewer restrictions on just about every aspect of their life.

      now some of those who are trying to bridge the GOP/libertarian divide do muck things up a bit… by injecting their moral opposition into it, while still saying they are for the policy part… but at the end of the day, a libertarian is going to say, “i don’t agree with what you are doing, but you should have the right to do it.”

      1. Yes, both sides attacking individual freedom here are wrong and they both think they have the moral high ground. They have the right to protest but when they want to put people in cages to satisfy their self righteousness….fuck the whole lot of them.

  12. Ugh. Ncose is the worst

  13. The anti-porn activists at Morality in Media, recently rechristened the “National Center on Sexual Exploitation” (NCOSE)

    I’ll give them one thing, that was a very clever name change, clearly calculated to make themselves appeal to the left wing sexual morality crusades that are so popular these days.

    1. Progressives gettin’ back to their roots. Eugenics, prohibition, white slavery…

  14. Well, at least someone is trying to help the millions of stupid educated women who can’t help but choose to read several Shades books, then watch the movie, and then buy the DVD. And then buy the next round of amateur fiction, written by females for females; let’s say Todd. Without much doubt, these authors are complicit in sex trafficking. Not to mention that the readers traffick themselves to their boyfriends, often without asking for pay. No wonder there’s a pay gap.

    Still suprised at AI’s stance. Can’t last much longer. The state of the art in progress is Scandinavian.

  15. Got to at least give AI some credit on their stand here. Progs rarely stand for personal freedom, maybe it’s a start.

  16. Current laws against sex work and pornography date back to Victorian times when women were forced to cover their ankles in public.

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