The Truthdig columnist sits down with the activist, who argues that the international movement to legalize prostitution has been an "unmitigated disaster."
Cyntoia Brown was tried as an adult at 16 and is not eligible for parole until she is 67.
The new legislation also sparks a sense of mourning for women who didn’t live to benefit from it.
The documentary chronicles gender rights advocate Ye Haiyan's struggle with Chinese authorities, and it also makes filmmaker Nanfu Wang a target of officialdom in her native country.
The Truthdig columnist and the anti-prostitution activist examine how capitalism is at the core of sex work, which Moran (pictured, far right) calls "the commercialization of sexual abuse."
At any given time, about 300,000 children between ages 8 and 18—40 percent of them females—are exploited as child fighters in conflicts in Africa, Asia and South America. Despite a congressional ban, the U.S. sends military aid to some of the countries involved.
Sexual violence is part of the price many women and girls fleeing their countries for Europe must pay. This crisis—notably dire for Africans—can be mitigated if refugee aid agencies give priority to specific female-centered measures.