Archive for the ‘Media Comment’ Category

Feminism and Whores by Douglas Fox

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Once upon a time Feminism was the natural bed fellow of the civil rights movement, the gay liberation movement and the human rights movement. As a gay man I felt a natural empathy with feminists and their struggle against the common enemy the patriarchal system that oppressed gay people and women and men equally. I […]

Propose Less, Listen More

Friday, March 27th, 2009

If the government wants to reduce the social exclusion of sex workers, they should include us when consulting on new laws by Catherine Stephens, Wednesday November 19 2008 18.40 GMT In the nearly ten years I’ve been working in the sex industry, everyone I’ve met has had an opinion about my work. When it […]

Don’t Criminalise Our Clients

Friday, March 27th, 2009

by Douglas Fox Wednesday November 19 2008 12.00 GMT It is disappointing that the government has chosen to ignore the legitimate rights and aspirations of sex workers by ignoring our calls that our human rights be recognised. It is our choice to become sex workers whether we are male, female or transgender. The government’s […]

Peter Tatchell on criminalisation

Friday, March 27th, 2009

Peter Tatchell is the Green Party parliamentary candidate for Oxford East and a well known supporter of human rights, democracy, and justice. In support of the campaign of the IUSW, Peter writes, “There is no evidence that Harriet Harman’s proposed outlawing of soliciting and paying for sex will help rescue the victims of sex […]

Sex workers speak out

Friday, March 27th, 2009 19 Nov 2008 Today, the Home Office unveiled plans to criminalise men who use prostitutes who are “controlled for another person’s gain”. Now, sex workers have their say. Douglas Fox, male sex worker and International Union of Sex Workers (IUSW) activist: “It is sad that the government has chosen to ignore the legitimate human […]

Sex & the Citizens

Friday, March 27th, 2009 20 Nov 2008 In their own words: The workers’ view Kitty Stryker 24, professional dominatrix, London “I come from California and believe me the UK is a way better place to work. There, everything is illegal and you can’t talk to the police or get medical help. That’s where it is now heading here. […]