MOVIE REVIEW: THE APOLOGY

Reporting from the annual Gothenburg Film Festival, Robert Schenck has seen and reviewed the renowned movie The Apology – a movie depicting the reality of estimated 200,000 women and girls in eastern Asia during the second world war. These women, captured by the Japanese army who at the time had occupied several countries in eastern… Read more »

(Svenska) Fimfestivalen igång – Fair Sex är i blickfånget för Realstars

Vid årets filmfestival, finns i programmet som vid tidigare års festivaler ett  antal filmer som bör intresserar RealStars, ofta är prostitution i dessa filmer huvudtema och i bland har det varit andra ingångar för att reflektera kring Fair Sex i relationer och även gråzoner. Robert Schenck, som recenserar filmer för Realstars har samlat några av… Read more »

Porn – a phenomenon that awakes reactions and needs to be discussed

Today’s normalization of porn where we are exposed by our own or other’s consumption is striking. What alternative is there but mainstream porn? RealStars emphazises the most important part of the scool. Laure Olivia is in charge of young people’s engagement in the chairity organisation FiLiA, that work’s for women’s rights. She recently wrote an… Read more »

Myths about prostitution

From time to time, RealStars is invited to schools to hold presentations and lectures in order to inform and talk about Fair Sex. During these lectures we often receive questions regarding prostitution — sometimes about the myths surrounding ”sex work,” or about the right to ones own body. Kajsa Ekis Ekman has written an article… Read more »

Book review: Katarina Wennstam’s ’Flickan och skammen – En bok om samhällets syn på slampor’ (2016) (’The girl and the shame – a book about the society’s view on sluts’)

”Girls and women have always been demonised for their sexuality. The female lust has always been questioned, shrouded by rules and control. The woman who has not followed the narrow model has been smothered, cheapened, become a pariah.”   This is Wennstam’s third reportage book after ’Flickan och skulden’ (’The girl and the guilt’, 2002)… Read more »

Open letter to Alexander Bard regarding Hotel against trafficking

Dear Alexander Bard, I saw on Twitter that you had highlighted Realstars’ campaign against trafficking in the hotel sector. That made me very glad. I also saw that you didn’t understand what “sexual politics” had to do with hotel accommodation. That didn’t make me so glad, but I was not surprised, because many are not… Read more »

Thoughts from a volunteer

Can you remember when you first found out about the problem with sex trafficking around the world? Was it perhaps on Facebook, through an acquaintance or even in the news? Or was it through an organisation online which actively works with the topic, or maybe through personal experience? The chances are that you still don’t… Read more »