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Alison Bass

Award-winning journalist, author and journalism professor

Alison Bass is author of the book, Getting Screwed: Sex Work and the Law (October 2015). She is also the author of Side Effects: A Prosecutor, a Whistleblower and a Bestselling Antidepressant on Trial, which won the NASW Science in Society Award. A longtime medical and science writer for The Boston Globe, she has received many awards for her investigative journalism. She is an Assistant Professor of Journalism at West Virginia University's Reed College of Media and can be reached at
Most Sex Workers and Smuggled Migrants Aren't Being

Most Sex Workers and Smuggled Migrants Aren't Being "Trafficked"

What's going on in Libya is not trafficking, but a large-scale effort to smuggle migrants into Europe by men who are often greedy and unscrupulous. In the vast majority of cases, they are smuggling these migrants at their own request. A similar confusion with nomenclature applies to the debate over sex trafficking. There's a problem with calling something by the wrong name.
05/08/2015 11:52 EDT