Monday, May 17, 2010

Sex on Demand challenge.. speaking of free speech.

Today kicks off the Victor Malarek speaking tour in Melbourne. This tour is about raising a conversation about human trafficking and prostitution in Australia. Award winning journalist and international speaker, Victor is going to present what he has discovered in his research and what several of us have discovered in our brothel visits, and what the UN has also declared - that prostitution is connected to trafficking. No matter how you slice it. So, the question we want to get to is 'what can we do about it?' What are the ways that the Australian public/society can combat human trafficking? That's the stuff we are after. Check out THIS LINK for his schedule. And take an event or two in. It's bound to be informative and confronting. Maybe even enough to cause some action! ;-) It's the best kind of free speech.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

the right to speak

I recently watched a documentary on the life of Larry Flint - founder and promoter of Hustler magazine and all things pornography in America. His life is ironically celebrated as a champion for the freedom of speech - a constitutional privilege. I was struck by the irony that something created to protect people's freedom can so easily be manipulated to take it away. And yet, that same freedom is challenged in court and in public opinion if the content of the speech is unpopular... or, let's say Biblical.
Read this article from the National Post about some students who will challenge their freedom to speak for those who can't speak for themselves. Then maybe give some thought to using our rights and freedoms for the liberation of those who have none.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Sex On Demand

As you check out the videos below with Victor Malarek - prepare to come to an event during his speaking tour of Australia. It's sure to be an amazing time of conversation that will challenge and inform us to combat human trafficking and be the solution towards equality and justice. Go to for details on the speaking times and cities.

CBC News Sunday interview with Victor Malarek part 2/2

CBC News Sunday interview with Victor Malarek part 1/2