Posts Tagged ‘Prostitution’

Police take action against Birmingham brothels.

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Cross posted from the English Collective of Prostitutes. Please read and be very afraid of the actions police can take to the detriment of our safety. West Midlands police claim to have “rescued five women believed to be sex trafficking victims” during raids on “suspected brothels” in Birmingham. Closure orders[1] have been used against over [...]

West Midlands police clamp down on street workers and clients

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

The West Midlands are having a clamp down on street sex work. Targeting street walkers and their clients on Hagley Road. Listen to interviews from Catherine Stephens from the International Union of Sex Workers on why the police action will fail, as has police action failed for the last 50 years. Additional interview from Laura [...]

Full BBC radio interview with 80 year old client of sex workers

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

BBC iPM hears from an elderly listener who was faithful for 40 years, struggled with his wife’s death, but now often pays for sex. Presented by Eddie Mair and Jennifer Tracey. This is the full interview, of which highlights were broadcast on the Radio 4 pm program a few days ago. The 80 listener was [...]

Sex and the disabled

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

Laura Lee blogger, sex worker and sexwork rights activist appears on the mainstream UK television program Sex on Wheels. Here she works with a disabled client who has never had sex before. There are two versions of the video, the highlights pertaining to Laura Lee, and the full show where other themes are explored. Laura [...]

Rhoda Grant and Margo McDonald argue about criminalising the buyer

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Rhoda Grant (Labour MSP) who wants to criminalise the buyer, and thus punish sex workers is trying to bring forward a bill in the Scottish Parliament.  Here she is arguing her case with Margo McDonald, independent MSP.

Laura Lee and Rhoda Grant on STV discussing the results of Rhoda’s consultation

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Laura Lee and Rhoda Grant discuss (polite word) the proposed law on criminalising the purchaser of sexual services in Scotland.  Rhoda Grant who is proposing the private members bill has just completed the consultation process where 80% of the respondents would want to see the purchaser penalised.  (A very biased sample responding, normally in the [...]

HARDtalk Dr Brooke Magnanti Scientist and former prostitute

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

BBC Hardtalk with Brooke Magnanti discussing prostitution,  Was show  a couple of weeks ago.   More videos on sexwork and the present Scottish and Irish criminalisation agenda are available on this iuswcollectiveemail channel.

The IUSW submission to the Rhoda Grant consultation on prostitution in Scotland

Friday, December 14th, 2012

An organisational response to the consultation by Rhoda Grant on the Criminalisation of the Purchase of Sex (Scotland) Bill (2) The International Union of Sex Workers December 2012 Policies that solve problems are based in reality and on evidence. The red umbrella is the symbol of the international sex workers’ rights movement. Red for our [...]

County Antrim escorts speak out on law change

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

In a Northern Ireland media first, escorts working in County Antrim speak to Count Antrim Post reporter Andrew Coffman Smith about proposed changes to prostitution laws, the media’s portrayal of them and the real story behind human-trafficking. Sex sells but if NI peer Lord Morrow has his way, it will be illegal to buy in [...]

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 [...]