Tech Bros Bought Sex Trafficking Victims by Using Amazon and Microsoft Work Emails

Silicon Valley’s Female Problem was well-known long before the #metoo movement started toppling piggish men in media, politics and the arts. But emails obtained by Newsweek reveal another sordid corner of the tech sector’s treatment of women: a horny nest of prostitution “hobbyists” at tech giants Microsoft, Amazon and other firms in Seattle’s high tech […]

New NCAA policy sidesteps paid sex

The NCAA has taken a useful step against sexual violence on campus by requiring coaches and athletes to complete a course each year on its prevention. But there’s a glaring omission: the new policy makes no mention of prostitution, a notorious form of sexual abuse. The lack of straight talk by the NCAA is symptomatic […]

Anti-trafficking laws have made great progress

The headlines are enough to make a sane person crazy: Washington is broken, Congress is hopelessly deadlocked, and many legislators are more interested in retweets than governance. Thankfully, this isn’t the case when it comes to domestic sex trafficking. Members of Congress have moved forward serious anti-trafficking legislation in an open, collaborative manner; and are […]

Go after buyers of sex services

If you really want to solve the problem of massage brothels, hold the sex buyers accountable. Lisa Trigg’s July 6 article, “Four face prostitution charges after months-long investigation,” highlights an important problem facing cities across the country, including Terre Haute: modern-day brothels poorly disguised as “massage” parlors. Real people’s lives are at stake. According to […]

The Junior League of Atlanta Celebrates 99 Years with an Investment in the Community

Last night, the Junior League of Atlanta, Inc. (JLA) announced a $100,000 investment in youthSpark’s Building Better Futures campaign to fund a new Youth Services Center. The gift was presented by Sarah Batts, 2015-16 JLA president, to Alex Trouteaud, youthSpark executive director, in front of nearly 650 JLA members at their winter general membership meeting […]

Junior League of Atlanta hosts Philanthropy Summit

More than 600 people attended the Junior League of Atlanta’s recent philanthropy summit, where civic leaders discussed tackling tough subjects such as human trafficking and generational poverty. Alicia Phillip, president of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, moderated the discussion. Panelists included Lovette Russell, senior consultant at Coxe Curry & Associates; Alex Trouteaud, executive director […]