Posts Categorized: Gästbloggare

The concepts of stereotypes, coercion and forced marriages in public education

One of our guest bloggers, Elin Weiss, describes a class at a high school which, without critique, explored gender stereotypes. Questions that reflect the perspective on sexuality and gender, and consequently our human rights. Analytically During a discussion with one of my colleagues, at the high school where I work, we talked about the schools… Read more »

The Swedish courts fail in domestic human trafficking

Caroline Engvall is a journalist and author. She has written the books ”14 år till Salu”, ”Skamfläck” and most recently ”Skuggbarn”, all of which are about young Swedes who sell sex to regular Swedish men. Caroline has written a guest post here on Realstars’ blog, and just like the title states; it’s about the problem… Read more »

My thoughts about RealStars event at Bio Roy, May 23rd

Last month I was invited to the RealStars event: Trafficking in the Real World and in Popular Culture. I was asked to talk about mine and Katarina Gregersdotter’s book: Rape in Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy and Beyond, in which eleven researchers analyze rape and sexual violence in crime thrillers. During the evening, the audience listened… Read more »

Should the Sex Purchase Act be decriminalised? Part 1

In 1999, Sweden was the first country to introduce a sex purchasing law that made it illegal to buy sexual services, but not to sell them. Other countries, such as Iceland and Norway have followed Sweden’s approach. The United Kingdom also has similar legislation. Even though prostitution is legal, the buyer can be charged if… Read more »

2012: A year of rape

A year has passed and a lot has happened. Many good things but also many bad things. Previously, about 5000 rapes are reported every year in Sweden. That’s more than in our neighboring countries. This is good and bad, of course terrible that so many people are victims of sexual assaults, but the fact that… Read more »

The right winter clothes

How is fashion linked with Fair Sex? Clothes and fashion is a huge, it’s a global industry which produces vast profit every year. Fashion and clothes are important hobbies for many people. The clothing and fashion industry however is quite twisted, with bad ideals of women and men. Industries with child labor and other types… Read more »

”Professional cuddlers” charge for physical contact

Earlier this year, RealStars reported about the homepage Miss Travel, where attractive women could have the pleasure of being travel companions for rich men with all expenses paid. RealStars made a video response to Miss Travel to show how closely related buying human contact and its commercialization is to paying for sexual services, prostitution, trafficking… Read more »