14 Tul. J. Int'l & Comp. L. 269 (2005-2006)
The Left, the Right, and the Prostitute: The Making of U.S. Antitrafficking in Persons Policy

handle is hein.journals/tulicl14 and id is 275 raw text is: The Left, the Right, and the Prostitute:
The Making of U.S. Antitrafficking
in Persons Policy
Jacqueline Berman*
I.   INTRODUCTION     ................................................................................. 269
II. AGAINST THE SUPER PIMPS: CHRISTIAN CONSERVATIVES
AND  SEX  TRAFFICKING   ..................................................................... 273
III. THE GLOBAL SISTERHOOD AGAINST SEXUAL SLAVERY:
RADICAL FEMINISTS AND SEX TRAFFICKING ................................... 278
IV   NOT To BE UPSTAGED: THE UNLIKELY PARTNERSHIP
BETWEEN THE CHRISTIAN RIGHT AND RADICAL FEMINISTS IN
THE FIGHT AGAINST SEX TRAFFICKING ........................................... 283
V     IM(MEDIA)TE   INFLUENCE   ................................................................. 288
VI. THE UNCOMMON ABOLITIONISM OF U.S. FOREIGN POLICY ........... 290
The campaign to end all international trafficking in all forms of
prostitution is supported by the feminist Left as well as the Christian
Right.'
I.   INTRODUCTION
In 2003, the United States Congress mandated that any organization
receiving funds from the U.S. government must declare that it 'does not
promote,    support    or   advocate   the   legalization   or   practice   of
prostitution.'  When U.S. President George W       Bush spoke before the
United Nations General Assembly that same year, he made a specific
reference to sex trafficking, deeming it a special evil, a somewhat
incongruous issue to be raised by an Administration fixated on the post-
*    Jacqueline Berman is a Senior Research Analyst with Berkeley Policy Associates in
Oakland, California, and has published a number of articles on human trafficking. She is
currently working on a research project on human trafficking in post-conflict zones, with a
specific focus on Bosnia and Herzegovina. She is also completing a manuscript on gender,
agency, and trafficking in women. The author would like to thank Ann Jordan for her helpful
comments on an earlier draft of this Article.
1.   Kate O'Beirne, Of Human Bondage: US. Policy and International Sex Traffickng,
NAT'L REV., Mar. 11,2002, at 22.
2.   Matt Steinglass, The Question ofRescue, N.Y. TIMES, July 24, 2005, § 6, at 18.

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