Archive for the ‘Sex Workers’ Category

Solution: Transgender Locker Room

36393293-abstract-man-or-woman-androgyn-watercolor-consept-portrait-isolated-on-white-backgroundDear Friends for Life:   This morning I ran across a thought-provoking article: “Woman Complains About Transgender Person in Locker Room, Gets ‘Scary’ Response Back” A woman, a member of a fitness center, complained to the office that a transgender man was using the women’s locker room. The response of the gym was quick. They kicked her out of the gym by cancelling her membership. “Wait a minute!” was my first reaction. Continue reading

If Only I Would Listen

keep-christ-animbigDear Friends for Life:   It is Christmas every time you let God love others through you… yes, it is Christmas every time you smile at your brother and offer him your hand.   -(Mother Teresa) Continue reading

The (hopefully) Unforgotten

filipino-comfort-women-ap 20130313_seoulbeats_comfortwomenDear Friends For Life:    In April of this year, Pope Francis condemned human trafficking, calling it a crime against humanity. Today female prostitution comprises 70% of human trafficking, a multi-billion-dollar industry. During World War II prostitutes were labeled as “comfort women” in the East. Over 200,000 women, mostly from Korea but also from China, Indonesia, the Philippines and Taiwan, served Japanese soldiers in “comfort stations”. Continue reading

“Invisible Generation” – young sex-workers

Dear Friends For Life:   Toward the end of last year, I had the opportunity to attend several HIV/AIDS conferences in Thailand. The conferences were more or less what I had expected, many speakers leaving behind more problems than solutions. However, the trip was not a complete loss. One evening a good friend of mine, an Italian missionary priest dedicated to working with HIV/AIDS children, gave me a on-site tour of young people and the sex industry in Bangkok, the icon of many Asian cities facing the same problem. Continue reading