Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Initial response by the English Collective of Prostitutes to European Women’s Lobby recommendations. 4 December 2012

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Posted by the ECP (English Collective of Prostitutes)   1.     At a time of economic crisis when poverty among women and children is rising throughout Europe (see EWL own research [1]) and more women, particularly mothers, are working in the sex industry to survive, the EWL chooses to mount an initiative against prostitution.  To criminalise prostitute women’s […]

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. […]

Laura Lee and Lord Morrow on BBC Spotlight argue about criminalising clients

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Lord Morrow would like to criminalise sex workers clients, and impoverish end endanger the vulnerable in society.  This BBC Northern Ireland  put the the case for and against the criminalisation of sex workers clients.  Laura Lee was interviewed for this 30 minute television documentary.   Part 1   Part 2   Part 3

Lord Morrow and Laura Lee discuss criminalising the purchase of sex on BBC Ulster

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Today Laura Lee and Lord Morrow appeared on the Nolan show discussing the legislation Lord Morrow is proposing concerning trafficking.  Many aspects of Lord Morrows’s legislation on trafficking are welcome, but he falls into the trap of conflating sex work with trafficking.  He even starts quoting the UN on sexwork, he should look carefully at […]

Rhoda Grant and Laura Lee on BBC Radio Scotland

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

You can listen to Laura Lee and Rhoda Grant discuss Rhoda Grant’s proposed ban on the purchase of sex in Scotland.  The program will be aired on BBC Radio Scotland on December 2nd. Rhoda Grant is proposing a bill which will criminalise the purchase of sex.  Her argument is prostitution is violence against women, and that nobody […]

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 […]

Lets get to Work

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

Rhoda Grant MSP believes that ‘prostitution in Scotland is a form of sexual violence against women and sexual exploitation.’ She believes that ‘prostitution is inherently harmful and dehumanising’ and that ‘the majority of those who are involved in prostitution are unwilling participants.’ She is proposing to make it illegal to purchase sex in Scotland. Now, […]

In support of Irish sexworkers in their hour of need

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

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 […]