Guardian: Sticking up for sex workers draws mixed responses

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Neville Southall’s recent comments on sex work draw praise from Stella Brook of the English Collective of Prostitutes, while Labour MEP Mary Honeyball condemns Catherine Healy’s elevation in the Queen’s birthday honours Neville Southall’s compassionate, commonsense support for sex workers (‘I’ve got a bit … Continue reading

Morning Star: Letters – response to article ‘Prostitution Is Not Work – It is a Uniquely Extreme Form of Commodification and Abuse’

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR. Unpublished 16 November 2017 Mick Parkin’s in his article Prostitution Is Not Work – It Is A Uniquely Extreme Form Of Commodification And Abuse joins a long line of men (and women) with apparently no qualms … Continue reading

Open Letter: Demand police prioritise the protection of sex workers over the prosecution for prostitution offences

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We write to protest the police treatment of a victim of armed robbery who was working as a sex worker when she was attacked. (Crime ref: 5214132/17). Ms Maria Benito [not her real name] was working in a flat in … Continue reading

Letter: Police “welfare” visits are for intelligence gathering, sex workers claim

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November 2016. Dear Editor, We write to support the concerns raised by SCOT-PEP that police “SHAW (Support, Health and Wellbeing) visits” to sex workers’ homes or places of work may be used to gather intelligence to bring prosecutions for criminal … Continue reading

Guardian: Letters – Why should Keith Vaz resign as head of the HAC just because he may have consorted with sex workers?

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Unpublished. 9 September 2016 Why should Keith Vaz resign as head of the Home Affairs Select Committee which is considering the prostitution laws just because he may have consorted with sex workers? (Vaz to leave committee after sex claims, Guardian … Continue reading

Guardian: Letter supporting Jeremy Corbyn on decriminalisation

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March 11, 2016 Prostitution Decriminalisation and sex workers Sex worker in London’s Soho. ‘Considering that 75% of austerity cuts have hit women hardest, no wonder prostitution is increasing,’ writes Laura Watson. Photograph: Alamy Letters Thursday 10 March 2016 19.23 GMT Last modified … Continue reading

Guardian: Letter on racism & xenophobia against sex workers

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Letter to the Observer on racism and xenophobia against sex workers with paragraph that was edited out included in bold. _________________________________________________________________ Criminalising prostitution puts women at great risk Racism and xenophobia are also a problem for sex workers The Observer, Sunday … Continue reading