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.
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."