VIDEO – Catharine MacKinnon on Prostitution: Its Harms, Why It Should NOT Be Legalized, & Trafficking Links

This video is a collaboration between The Hispanic National Bar Association of Florida (HNBA), who organized the 2013 anti-human trafficking conference at which the keynote talk in this video was presented, and the SayNOtoProstitution YouTube channel, which is a project of, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to prevent & combat the devastating harms of pornography, prostitution, sex trafficking & sexual slavery.



“Catharine A. MacKinnon is a renowned lawyer, teacher & activist on sex-equality issues. MacKinnon pioneered the legal claim for sexual harassment as a form of sex discrimination, and conceived ordinances recognizing pornography as a civil rights violation. The U.S. Supreme Court accepted her theory of sexual harassment in 1986.

She is Special Gender Adviser to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court & works with Equality Now, an NGO promoting sex equality, & the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women.”
– From HNBA 2013 conference brochure

BOOKS: 1) Are Women Human? And Other International Dialogues 2) Women’s Lives, Men’s Laws 3) In Harm’s Way: The Pornography Civil Rights Hearings 4) Toward a Feminist Theory of the State 5) Pornography & Civil Rights: A New Day for Women’s Equality 6) Feminism Unmodified: Discourses on Life and Law 7) Sexual Harassment of Working Women: A Case of Sex Discrimination

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