Maybe sex doesn’t sell after all: Prostitutes going out of business as they struggle with rising rent costs and energy bills


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Sex workers say its almost impossible to make living from prostitution Complain of saturated market full of students, immigrants and out of work Massage parlours and private flats have reduced prices or closed They blame rising rents and energy costs … Continue reading

Prostitutes and the recession: How David Cameron’s cuts are affecting British women


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By Gabriella Swerling The Independent  Notebook Wednesday, 1 May 2013 The sex industry like most others is feeling the effects of the credit crunch. But in a grim role-reversal, it’s not the booming industry that’s suffering but its workers. As … Continue reading

1st May – Launch of petition Invest in a caring society — A living wage for mothers and other carers


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We invite you to the launch of an important petition. Invest in a caring society – a living wage for mothers and other carers Wednesday 1st May 2013, 7-9pm Room 10 on Committee Corridor, House of Commons London SW1  Westminster  Chaired … Continue reading

Double blow for poor mothers


Letters in The Guardian, 22/05/2009. The government is criticised for not criminalising prostitutes’ clients enough (New law on forced prostitution weakened, say women’s groups, 20 May). But what about their increasing criminalisation of women? Not accidentally, the crime bill and the … Continue reading