The Independent: Jailing of migrant sex workers in Ireland decried as ‘completely unjust’

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‘Convictions for sex work further limit people’s ability to exit the industry and find alternative means of employment,’ says sex worker Maya Oppenheim Women’s Correspondent @mayaoppenheim The jailing of two migrant sex workers in Ireland has been condemned by others in the industry as … Continue reading

The Guardian: A change in Irish law was meant to help sex workers. So why are they being jailed?

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Lobbyists say making payment for sex illegal targets punters. But in fact it makes workers’ bodies into crime scenes @frankiemullin Wed 12 Jun 2019 09.00 BST  Paying for sex has been illegal in Ireland for two years. At the time of … Continue reading

Irish Times: Sex workers’ reality is no toy for religious or other moralising

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Sex workers’ reality is no toy for religious or other moralising Fionola Meredith Irish Times 28th December 2013 Feminists and religious fundamentalists shouldn’t mix. If they do find common cause, it’s often a sign that one-dimensional moral or ideological fanaticism – … Continue reading

Irish Times: Norris rejects call to criminalise purchase of sex

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Independent Senator also criticises Taoiseach over Seanad abolition proposal Senator David Norris addressing the Seanad yesterday. “I have never used the services of prostitutes but I have been in a number of brothels for different reasons and have put that … Continue reading