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  • New Statesman: How a crackdown on Google and Facebook is making life more dangerous for sex workers March 28, 2018
    As is already happening in the US, vital websites for sex workers could be shut down by laws aimed at curbing trafficking. 28 March 2018 In the early 1990s, BT began cutting off the landlines of sex workers who advertised … Continue reading → The post New Statesman: How a crackdown on Google and Facebook […]
  • New Statesman: The dangerous myth of the “pop-up brothel” March 9, 2018
    By Dulcie Lee, 9 March 2018 The reality behind a buzzword that is hindering the fight for women’s safety Hundreds of pop-up brothels are springing up across the country. Budget holiday homes, Airbnbs, and private lets are being turned into “sex clubs”. … Continue reading → The post New Statesman: The dangerous myth of the “pop-up brothel” […]
  • Broadly: The Tour That Celebrates the Lives—Not Deaths—of Jack the Ripper’s Victims February 20, 2018
    “We wanted to remind people these are women, these are human beings, they have their own realities.”​ Sophie Wilkinson Feb 20 2018, 3:27pm An impersonator stands outside the Jack the Ripper Museum in Whitechapel, East London.Photo by Mauritius Images GmbH / … Continue reading → The post Broadly: The Tour That Celebrates the Lives—Not Deaths—of Jack […]
  • Buzzfeed: Police Forces Are Failing Sex Workers Who Come To Them As Victims Of Crime February 10, 2018
    Sex workers and entertainers claim that police are more interested in criminalising them than investigating crimes committed against them, and also have reported vastly different approaches in policing up and down the country. Posted on February 10, 2018, at 10:49 … Continue reading → The post Buzzfeed: Police Forces Are Failing Sex Workers Who Come […]
  • Dazed: What the loss of Britain’s oldest strip club could mean for women’s rights January 14, 2018
    What the loss of Britain’s oldest strip club could mean for women’s rights Life & Culture Feature Campaigners who want to shut down strip clubs are missing the point 14 January 2018 Text Stacey Clare The Windmill Theatre in Soho, … Continue reading → The post Dazed: What the loss of Britain’s oldest strip club […]
  • Guardian: How ‘pop-up’ brothels transformed Britain’s suburban sex industry November 25, 2017
    MPs are investigating a surge in flats being used short-term for prostitution – but the women who work in them say they often have no safer option Dulcie Lee Sat 25 Nov 2017 21.00 GMT Last modified on Tue 19 Dec … Continue reading → The post Guardian: How ‘pop-up’ brothels transformed Britain’s suburban sex industry […]
  • Policing Insight: It’s time to protect sex workers not prosecute them November 1, 2017
    31st October 2017 Niki Adams and Heston Michaels, ​English Collective of Prostitutes Police crackdowns on prostitution isolate sex workers and undermine their safety. With poverty fuelling prostitution, the English Prostitutes Collective argues decriminalisation is overdue and current resources used to … Continue reading → The post Policing Insight: It’s time to protect sex workers not […]
  • Guardian: Parliament’s inquiry into ‘pop-up brothels’ is misguided and one-sided October 26, 2017
    Frankie Mullin Thursday 26 October 2017 MPs should speak to sex workers about the realities of the off-street trade before they rush to judgment. The pro-criminalisation Nordic model is flawed An investigation into “pop-up brothels” – short-term lets in which people … Continue reading → The post Guardian: Parliament’s inquiry into ‘pop-up brothels’ is misguided and […]
  • Guardian: MPs to launch inquiry into growth of pop-up brothels October 22, 2017
    Dulcie Lee Sunday 22 October 2017 Risks grow as police closures force sex workers to rent Airbnb and other short-term properties The growth of “pop-up brothels” in Airbnb and other short-term properties is to be investigated by MPs. The all-party … Continue reading → The post Guardian: MPs to launch inquiry into growth of pop-up […]
  • I News: What it’s like to be a mother and a sex worker September 15, 2017
    Stella Winter is a sex worker and the mother of two children. She volunteers with the English Collective of Prostitutes. During the 15 or so years I worked as a sex worker, I estimate that two out of three of … Continue reading → The post I News: What it’s like to be a mother […]

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