Donna M. Hughes

Donna M. Hughes is a University of Rhode Island professor of women’s studies and an activist against prostitution, human trafficking, and pornography. Hughes has written extensively on the prevalence of ...

Donna M. Hughes is a University of Rhode Island professor of women’s studies and an activist against prostitution, human trafficking, and pornography. Hughes has written extensively on the prevalence of these issues of exploitation of women within Islamic Fundamentalism.

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Politics & Policy

Don’t Legalize

In the Czech Republic over the last decade, the sex trade has gone from being almost nonexistent to a hundred-million dollar moneymaking industry for organized-crime networks and collaborating corrupt officials. ...
Politics & Policy

Not Unfamiliar

The photographs of sexual abuse and humiliation of Iraqi prisoners in Abu Ghraib prison are shocking and disgusting. They are also familiar. I have seen images like these before in ...
Politics & Policy

Children in Chains

At the airport in Dhaka, Bangladesh, little boys push themselves in front of every well-dressed person. They gesture into their open mouths with grubby fingers and make grunting noises to ...
Politics & Policy

“a Special Evil”

At the United Nations, before key world leaders and an international body that symbolizes human rights, President Bush put the fight against the global sex trade on par with the ...