The Freedom Journal
March 9th, 2020
Breaking: Canadian Parliament Members Urge Govt. to Address Pornhub Concerns

Yesterday, hundreds gathered in front of Pornhub/MindGeek headquarters—in Montreal, Canada—in protest, demanding that Pornhub be shut down for its complicity in the sex trafficking of women and minors. Just one day later, a group of Canadian Parliament Members and Senators, from three different parties, released this open letter to Justin Trudeau, Canada's Prime Minister. As one of Pornhub's primary headquarters is in Canada, these legislators are answering the global cry...

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March 6th, 2020
How Pornhub Goes After Your Children

Visit traffickinghub.com to join the fight to shut down Pornhub! Wait a second, Pornhub is marketing to children? What came as a huge surprise to the Twitter world this past December, was just par for the course for Pornhub, an organization that has demonstrated over the last ten years that it has no grid for human decency or ethics. Pornhub is the world's largest and most popular porn website. In...

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February 26th, 2020
A Survivor of Teen Porn Trafficking Speaks Out on Pornhub

I was trafficked in porn a few decades ago, long before anyone heard the term sex trafficking. Everyone thought that the porn life was the Playboy mansion and that the prostitution life was Pretty Woman. I had no grid for the possibility that my trafficking was not my fault even though I was 11-17, underage the whole time. My dad trafficked me into prostitution when I was 11. He wasn’t...

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February 4th, 2020
What I Hope My Sons Learn from the Super Bowl Halftime Show

This guest post was written by Alison Phillips, an adjunct professor at the University of Missouri Kansas City specializing in human trafficking. Like millions of other Americans, I excitedly tuned into this year’s Super Bowl. I was especially thrilled to see my beloved Kansas City Chiefs bring home their first Super Bowl victory in 50 years! As an active abolitionist, however, my enthusiasm for the Super Bowl is always tempered...

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January 29th, 2020
Why Prostitution Is Slavery

“So enormous, so dreadful, so irremediable did its wickedness appear, that my own mind was completely made up for the abolition. A trade founded in iniquity, and carried on as this was, must be abolished, let the price be what it might.”1 -William Wilberforce William Wilberforce decried the injustice of the African slave trade when it was very unpopular to do so. He used his voice and political influence for...

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January 22nd, 2020
We’re Tackling Sexual Exploitation at Miami’s Super Bowl

Z, as she calls herself, was 13 when she first met a man named Roman Thomas on the streets of Miami. He was 26, but she didn’t realize how much older he was at the time. He asked if she wanted to hang out. When she agreed he took her to the Motel Shores at Biscayne on 105th Street and Biscayne Boulevard. Within hours she was being sold to strangers...

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January 6th, 2020
22 Women Win $13 Million in Lawsuit Against Predatory Porn Company

This past August, 22 women gathered for a trial in San Diego, where they testified to being deceived into producing internet pornography for the mainstream porn site, Girls Do Porn. They have now won this lawsuit. What was spun as a modeling job on Craigslist, featuring photos of fully clothed women, was actually a recruitment scheme to produce amateur pornography—producers claimed that the content would never appear online. Website owners,...

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December 20th, 2019
Our New Film Rips the Mask Off the Porn Industry

Help this film impact the masses with the truth about the porn industry's rampant human rights abuses! Give to our year-end campaign today and help us reach our $250,000 goal. Give Freedom --- “And then we just lay it on harder and I lay it on harder and I lay it on harder, until they snap—until we find the end. So I am guilty of that, I push to the...

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November 21st, 2019
17-year-old: How I Escaped an International Trafficking Ring

Stories like this happen because people like you help exploited women cross over into freedom. Will you be a bridge to freedom today and help us meet our $250K year-end goal? Your gift will send expertly trained outreach teams to hotbeds of commercial sexual exploitation around the world and transform lives in 2020. Give Freedom “Are you being held here in Moscow against your will?” the stoic Russian judge asked...

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November 14th, 2019
Why This Jailed Survivor Was Excited to See Us

Stories like this one happen because people like you help exploited women cross over into freedom. Will you be a bridge to freedom today and help us meet our $250K end-of-year goal? Your gift will transform lives in 2020. Give Freedom We waited for the guard to open the clunky iron door of the "pod"—a large holding space for anywhere between 10 to 70 women—where inmates sleep, eat, and hang...

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