A devastating case is bringing Pakistan's biggest social and political issues—police corruption, patriarchal injustice—to the fore once again.
In Cambodia, South Africa and Albania—among other places—violence, poverty and extreme male dominance create a context in which men who pay for sex go uncensured, but the women and girls involved are permanently stigmatized.
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.