Dr. Paola Contreras Authors Boston Globe Letter to Editor on Exploitative Nature of Commercial Sex

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Dr. Paola Contreras, associate professor in the Counseling and Behavioral Health Department, authored a Letter to the Editor in the February 5 edition of the Boston Globe, which commended the Globe for exposing the exploitative nature of commercial sex, and called for the transfer of shame to where it belongs with pimps, traffickers, facilitators, and sex buyers. 

Contreras shares her support for the Equality Model in MA (EMMA) coalition, a survivor-led effort that is working to address systems that perpetuate violence against prostituted people by seeking changes in Massachusetts law.

Read the Globe Letter to the Editor here

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