Posts Categorized: Prostitution

Why is the Sex Trade Law a good thing?

We posed this question to former chief prosecutor Thomas Ahlstrand. As a prosecutor, he has plenty of experience working cases related to sex trafficking. Here’s how he reflects on the Sex Trade Law. 1. The moral grounds on the individual level. To pay for sex is to inappropriately take advantage of; or exploit the disadvantaged…. 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 »

The end of the high season

Summer is coming to an end and it feels both nice and troublesome in different ways. Stability is good and boring. Everyone returns to their everyday lives and summer becomes but a memory. Summer is high season for ice cream, travel and sex tourism. Sex tourism is a rapidly expanding industry that grows more expansive… Read more »

Seminariet om Skuggbarn – den okända sexhandeln med barn i Sverige

En viktig bok har nått bokhandlarna. Caroline Engvalls “Skuggbarn” sätter ljus på något som är svårt att förstå, och som är så osynligt att vi knappt vågar tro att det finns. “Skuggbarn – den okända sexhandeln med barn i Sverige”, beskriver hur svenska män köper sex av ungdomar. Förra veckan besökte RealStars seminariet om Skuggbarn,… Read more »

What do you intend to do, Beatrice Ask?

”What does the Minister of Justice intend to do to ensure that all police districts actively and efficiently work on the issues of human trafficking for sexual purposes and the act of paying for sexual services?” This is how Hanna Bergstedt (S) concludes her open letter to Beatrice Ask. The letter inquires as to why… Read more »

I Zürich säljs kvinnor som snabbmat

Bild The Mirror. Prostitution är som vilken affärsverksamhet som helst och kan inte förbjudas. Det är en av anledningarna till att det i statlig regi har öppnat en drive-through-bordell i Zürich. Genom att installera larmknappar i båsen har man har även tagit fasta på de prostituerade kvinnornas särskilda utsatthet för misshandel och övergrepp (!). Samtidigt… Read more »

Gå eller sluta slå? våld och ansvar.

Not so long ago photographs were published revealing to the world how TV cook and cookbook author Nigella Lawson’s husband Charles Saatchi took hold of the chef by her throat at a public restaurant. The incident was captured by the paparazzi and has created a frenzy of mixed opinions in social media. We ask ourselves,… Read more »