Archive for the ‘Media Comment’ Category

Catherine Stephens and Mary Honeyball argue Mary’s proposals.

Monday, February 17th, 2014

Catherine Stephens sexworker from the IUSW and Mary Honeyball MEP argue the Nordic Model on the 14th February 2014 LBC with Duncan Barkes.  Mary proposes that the EU should recommend criminalising the purchase of sex throughout Europe.  There is a vote in parliament towards the end of February. The audio of this discussion is here. Audio.mp3 

Brooke Magnanti talks at the Oxford Union about the Sex Industry

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Brooke Magnanti talks about the sex industry and the rights and freedoms that sex workers do not have due to permissions given by the state. Filmed on Wednesday 4th December 2013.  

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 […]

Fiona Walker investigates Scotland’s sex industry

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Comparison of Edinburgh’s pragmatic approach to sex worker, to Glasgow’s dangerous zero toleration.  Interviews with Laura Lee, Scottish escort and Rhoda Grant the proposer of this dangerous private members bill.    http://bbc.in/QeWUph   For details of the campaign to stop the criminalisation of the sex industry contact Scot Pep. The campaign page is here http://scot-pep.org.uk/having-voice/scot-pep-campaigns/criminalisation-purchase-sex […]

Magnanti (Belle De Jour), Rhoda Grant argue against and for criminalising sex work clients,

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Brooke Magnanti (Belle De Jour) and Rhoda Grant appear on Sunday Politics, arguing the case for criminalising the clients of sex workers.  Brief introduction by Fiona, who as a journalist, investigates the sex industry in Scotland.  Brief interview with Laura Lee (a Scottish sex-worker) is shown.  The full interview is available as a pod cast. […]

Sex for Sale Ban will put lives at risk

Sunday, June 24th, 2012

This article appeared in the  Highland News  paper.  It appeared because there is a proposal to criminalise the purchase of sex, an implementation of the Swedish Law. A high profile call girl who regularly entertains clients in Inverness is warning a local MSP’s bid to outlaw buying sex in Scotland could put the lives of prostitutes in danger. Laura […]

Catherine Stephens, IUSW activist and Douglas Fox appeared on the Charlie Spice show

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Catherine Stephens talking about Sex Work Politics. Listen into this eRadio show which is a mouth piece for sex workers. Please spread the word and listen here Listen to internet radio with eRadio Broadcast Network on Blog Talk Radio

Pornography conference blasted as ‘meat market’ by protesters

Monday, September 26th, 2011

A protest by feminists was held outside a three day conference central London on pornography. This XBIZ EU conference was attended by adult entertainment executives. The protest was against the meat market of the pornography industry, with protesters dressed as butchers. Not all feminists agree. Catherine Stephens, an activist for the International Union of Sex […]