Friday, November 16, 2012

FOX Chicago Tackles Pretty Woman Myth

Chicago News and Weather | FOX 32 News

Robin Robinson reported two stories this week addressing the “Pretty Woman” myths surrounding prostitution and escort services in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. She interviewed CAASE’s Executive Director Rachel Durchslag, as well as Brenda Myers-Powell of the Dreamcatcher Foundation.

Part of what inspired Robin to investigate this topic was the death of Briana Gardner, a young woman who was murdered by a john in a Gold Coast hotel. We hope that Robin’s reporting will bring light to the fact that the sex trade exists all throughout Chicago and that the violence that johns, pimps and traffickers perpetrate doesn’t end when prostitution goes indoors. To learn more about our work advocating to end violence in the sex trade, visit