The Pimping of Prostitution by Julie Bindel – A book about the international resistance against the Nordic model

Review by Robert Schenck Julie Bindel, famous English journalist and feminist, talks about her long standing, global fight against prostitution, and for “the Nordic model”. In the book we get to read about the tremendously strong forces that she has to work against and also about the arguments and strategies of the prostitution advocators. Before… Read more »

Why should we only criminalise the buyer of sex?

Last Saturday, October 25th, RealStars visited three introductory language classes at Sundler high school in Vårgårda. The students had many thoughts and reflections primarily around why the Swedish Sex Purchase Act only criminalises the buyer of sex. During the visit it became clear that the students were very interested in and curious about everything to… Read more »

Current discussions and rewarding conversations at PEAB

On the 17th of October, RealStars visited two of PEAB’s introductory language classes. RealStars was once again met with striking engagement and commitment, but also problematic attitudes regardings sex on equal terms – Fair Sex. When RealStars lectures on trafficking and prostitution, we always ask the audience what is the biggest reason it exists. Very… Read more »

Inspiring words from zr Technology, a new cooperative partner to RealStars

RealStars is incredibly pleased about the commitment that our cooperative partners show. Today we want to highlight Zoltan Raffai, a tech consult within automotive at zr Technology and he shares why his company has chosen to cooperate with RealStars. ”It is important to take responsibility for your surroundings. It is our responsibility as Gothenburgians to… Read more »

School visit at Peab och Lernia

RealStars visited a language introduction class at the PEAB-school on September 21.  The students were stunned by the fact that trafficking occured in Sweden and discussions regarding prostitution were very engaging. When RealStars visited the PEAB-school we were welcomed by curious students that were surprised by the fact that trafficking happens in Sweden. One of… Read more »

Two books about prostitution in Sweden give important historical perspectives

Robert Schenck, recurrent guest reviewer on RealStars, has reviewed two books by Eva F. Dahlgren: Fallen Women. When the bottom of society should learn their place [Fallna kvinnor. När samhällets bottensats skulle lära sig hut] and What happened to the children? How the smallest became a commodity [Vad hände med barnen? Hur de minsta blev… Read more »

When your latte gets colder

RealStars volonteer Ida Kjellberg Stjernström writes about a deep conversation with her rumanian friend Laura. ” If you have the beautiful looks you will get the best job”   Me and my friend Laura has just been out in nature hiking together with a little group of people. Our noses are red and are in… Read more »

How I got here

Hello everybody! My name is Eric Cagenius and I recently became a volunteer here at RealStars. I thought I would tell you guys how I got in touch with RealStars, and what got me to want to be engaged.   I could start off by mentioning a lot of overwhelming numbers and statistics. But what… Read more »