How the Nordic Model will close the door on the professional dominatrix. MARGARET CORVID

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Under the Nordic Model – which criminalises the clients of sex workers – the role of the dominatrix, which is as classically British as that of a steam train conductor, will be greatly changed and diminished. BY MARGARET CORVID PUBLISHED 16 JUNE, 2014 … Continue reading

Letter in The Guardian – The trouble with criminalising sex workers’ clients

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Letters The Guardian, Friday 25 April 2014 21.00 BST A sex worker talking to a driver. Photograph: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire The all-party parliamentary group that recommended the criminalisation of sex workers’ clients, which is cited as backing for Caroline Spelman‘s views (Outlaw … Continue reading

Briefing: Anti-trafficking – an excuse for a moralistic crusade against sex workers

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1. Claims that “80% of women in prostitution are controlled by traffickers”[1] have been thoroughly discredited, most recently in the Guardian’s extensive investigation ‘Prostitution and trafficking – the anatomy of a moral panic,’ 20 Oct 2009  http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2009/oct/20/trafficking-numbers-women-exaggerated Even the widely used claim that of 4,000 women … Continue reading

Recommendations for changes in law and policy

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By the English Collective of Prostitutes which co-ordinates the Safety First Coalition In 2003, New Zealand decriminalized prostitution stating that “while not endorsing or morally sanctioning prostitution or its use” it aimed “to create a framework that: (a) safeguards the human rights … Continue reading

Weds 18 June ECP speaking at The Spark, London 2.30pm.

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Sex workers organising for safety & justice ——————————————————————————– 2.30-6pm, at St Peter’s Community Hall, 56 Warner Place, London, E2 7DA. Recent police raids against sex workers in Soho, London, have thrown scores of women out of the relative safety of … Continue reading