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MetroTimes Sex Ads: A Public Health and Safety Crisis; A Graphic Presentation!

Exposing the misogynistic themes promoted by the Detroit Metrotimes sex ads, such as:

sexism, racialized sexism, sexual harassment of all women, hate speech, sexualized bullying, pro-pedophilia, solicitation, sex trafficking, and other predations

Andrea Lavigne, founder of the Sex Trafficking Think Tank (ST3)and Metro Detroit Against Metrotimes (MDAMT) will give a presentation in the spirit of ending the demand-side of sex trafficking, (manufacturing, distribution, and buying & selling) of women’s bodies.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 6:45pm – 8:30pm

Ewald Library, 15175 E. Jefferson Ave.

Grosse Pointe Park, MI  48230

Light Refreshments!

Creating John-Free Communities panel of human rights activists, attorneys, and survivors, is being held in Vancouver, CA on July 8, 2015 at 7pm Kensington Community Center, Seniors Lounge, 5171 Dumfries St., Vancouver, CA . For more:  acwep.org/events/creating-john-free-communities

Prostitution and the Myth of Choice! Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Ewald Library, 15175 E. Jefferson Ave., Grosse Pointe Park, MI  48230

A presentation on Prostitution and the Myth of Choice and a related essay, Business As Usual, Rebranded As Ethics: The Whitewashing of Systemic Injustice, by Lara McNally from the book, Freedom Fallacy: The Limits Of Liberal Feminism, edited by Meagan Tyler and Miranda Kiraly.  

Held by Sex Trafficking Think Tank (ST3) radical feminist founder, Andrea Lavigne, and committee Metro Detroit Against Metro Times (MDAMT).

Light Refreshments will be available!

Please RSVP by Friday, July 10th, 2015 to the email: sextraffickingthinktank@gmail.com or 313.757.1491

CALL TO ACTION: Boycott & fight Against the Detroit Metrotimes magazine / Detroit Misogyny Times magazine)

When discussing the Detroit Metro Times, refer to it as the Misogyny Times Magazine. The Detroit Metro Times is so Neo-Liberal SEXIST. If those women being sold in the MT “Marketplace” Section were blacks being sold to whites in a “Marketplace” Section, there would be instant Furguson-like protests. We need boycotts and divestments. Please call MT and demand they stop publishing ads that sell women into legalized sex trafficking. Please ask other businesses that advertise in the MT, to stop placing ads, and if they don’t you will boycott them. Please demand of your city to get rid of the outboxes on the public side walks. Please demand that the businesses in your community stop carrying MT, and if they don’t you will boycott them, too. This needs to be a collective effort to stop sex trafficking and the businesses that foster it. This is also an effort to stop the eroticization of women’s and girls subjugation. The fight is not over. Sexism is as serious as racism, so please act on this. Half the human race are females. Down with the Metro Times / Misogyny Times magazine.

Man Up! Ending the Demand for Sex Trafficking, Saturday May 16, 2015 at 9:00am in Detroit

Soroptimist International of Grosse Pointe to hold a panel that focuses on the demand-side of sex trafficking on Sat. May 16th, 2015 at 9:00am at WSU Student Center Building Detroit held by the Soroptimist International of Grosse Pointe. Speakers include Victor Malarek, award winning journalist and author of the Johns; Leslie King, Survivor of sex trafficking; and, D/Srg Ed Price Michigan State Police who investigates sex trafficking. The Sex Trafficking Think Tank is a supporter.

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