Featured image: Bridget Perrier speaking at Julie Bindel’s book launch. Image: YouTube. Numerous ex-prostituted women spoke at Julie Bindel’s book launch in London, telling the raw, brutal truth about the sex industry. by Rahila Gupta / Feminist Current Prostitution or sex work? Your choice of words gives the game away, marks out where you … Continue reading ‘It’s not the laws that kill our women. It’s not the streets that kill our women. It’s the men’
Advocating for the Nordic Model is important work to change the culture of violence and exploitation of women. Here is a quote from Sabrinna Valisce, sex trade survivor and former volunteer activist for the NZPC (New Zealand Prostitutes’ Collective), who eloquently explains why she is now a Nordic Model advocate: I worked pre- and post-law … Continue reading Advocating for the Nordic Model
by Nordic Model Now! What is the Nordic Model? The Nordic Model approach to prostitution (also known as the Sex Buyer Law) decriminalises all those who are prostituted, provides support services to help them exit, and makes buying people for sex a criminal offence, in order to reduce the demand that drives sex trafficking. How did this approach … Continue reading What is the Nordic Model?
By Janie Davies / Feminist Current Women protested in 50 countries on October 23, united in their opposition to Amnesty International’s recommendation for full decriminalization of the sex industry, including pimps and johns. The campaign was organized by a coalition of individual women and women’s groups, collectively referred to as Amnesty Action. All these women know that where … Continue reading London Amnesty Action protest attracts 200
by Jonah Mix, Deep Green Resistance Most objections to the Nordic Model – laws criminalizing the purchase of sex, but not its sale – rely on one of two sets of talking points. First is the proud misogyny of men who oppose abolitionism solely because it prevents their easy access to the bodies of female … Continue reading Why Not Decriminalize Trafficking While We’re At It?
By Owen Lloyd / Deep Green Resistance News Service Dear Amnesty International, As the world’s largest human rights organization , you can’t claim ignorance of the figures. Let’s review a few of them. Researchers, interviewing 854 prostituted people in 9 countries, the vast majority of them women , found that: 89% wanted out but had … Continue reading Owen Lloyd: Rape is Not a Human Right