Archive for January, 2012

BBC Womans Hour -19th January. The Olympics and Trafficking

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Georgina Perry, Open Doors, providing outreach support and advice to sex workers, and Julie Bindel, argue about Trafficking and the Olympics.  This was aired on the BBC Womans Hour Thursday 19th January. Listen here Thu Jan 19 12;49;22 2012    

Labour attempt at private members bill to criminalise purchase of sex under 21 years old

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

John Mann is attempting to bring in a private members bill to criminalise purchase of sex from under 21 years olds.  The present limit is 18, though John Mann seems to think it is 16. There is an important debate to be held on the rights and wrongs of prostitution and the laws that should [...]

The Olympics and Trafficking: Myths and Evidence

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Date: Wednesday 25 January 2012 Time: 5:45 pm Venue: John Snow, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK Type of event: Presentation Speaker(s): Julie Ham, GAATW, Marlise Richter, International Centre for Reproductive Health, Ghent University, Joanna Busza, LSHTM Chair(s): tbc   Abstract: In the lead up to the 2012 Olympic Games, concerns have been raised about the possibility of an increase [...]

Ground-breaking trial redefines obscenity law.

Saturday, January 7th, 2012

7th January 2012 For immediate release. Ground-breaking trial redefines obscenity law.  The International Union of Sex Workers is delighted by the unanimous verdicts of “not guilty” on all counts in the trial of Michael Peacock that concluded at Southwark Crown Court on Friday 6th January. Michael’s courage and determination in pursuing this case was the [...]

PROSECUTION DROPPED AGAINST SEX WORKER FOR LACK OF EVIDENCE

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

  Sheila Farmer, a sex worker who worked with other women from premises for safety had charges of brothel-keeping dismissed today in Croydon Crown Court. She worked with other women since being viciously raped and attacked whilst working alone.   Ms Farmer left court with over 20 supporters delighted and relieved that she no longer [...]

Sex-positive feminism vs. anti-pornography feminism

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

A few recent videos.  The first from ZJemptv girlfriend Heather purports to compare extreme feminists with sex positive feminists. It though is very much from the sex work abolitionist  view point.  It even takes a recent poster from Turn Off the Blue Light poster campaign and accuses them of cherry picking sex workers. As if Sex-Negative feminists don’t [...]

Google and its anti sex work stance

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

We love Google, we all use Google and look for good rankings in Google search to advertise are business.  Google can do no evil, or can it. Google can be a hindrance to sex workers.   Google does not allow paid adverts for escort services.  Try entering London Escort in search, and for the paid for adverts [...]