Who cares about women’s work? Discussing care, Wages for Housework and valuing feminised labour, Ray is joined by Selma James, coordinator of the Global Women’s Strike and author of Sex, Race and Class, and Cari Mitchell, spokeswoman for the English Collective of Prostitutes.
Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work Discussion: Melissa Gira Grant & Niki Adams, English Collective of Prostitutes Chair: Selma James March 31, 2014 6.00pm – 8.00pm University of London Union Malet Suite – 2nd floor, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HY ⋅ Selma James chairs a discussion between Melissa Gira Grant and Niki Adams, English Collective of Prostitutes Join us for this free event […]
Las prostitutas necesitan mejores aliados que los hombres franceses centrados en sus propias libertades sexuales – pero, demasiado a menudo, las feministas sólo hacen sus vidas más difíciles Selma James Los 343 hombres intelectuales franceses que firmaron una declaración —“No toques a mi puta”(1)— defendiendo su derecho a comprar servicios sexuales han enfurecido a las mujeres y […]
Prosititutes need better allies than French men focused on their own sexual freedoms – but too often, feminists only make their lives harder How can we report threats and violence if we are scared that we will be arrested or deported?’ said one Romanian sex worker. Photograph: David Levene Selma James The 343 French intellectual men who […]
Fondatrice de la campagne internationale pour un salaire au travail ménager et figure historique du féminisme autonomiste des années 1970, Selma James est fermement engagée dans la lutte contre la criminalisation de la prostitution. Dans cette tribune initialement parue dans le Guardian, Selma James revient sur le « Manifeste des 343 salauds » pour en proposer une critique […]
A life in writing: Selma James ‘By demanding payment for housework we attack what is terrible about caring in our capitalist society’ The last time Selma James was interviewed by the Guardian was in 1976, by the feminist columnist Jill Tweedie. At that time, James was a household name – in feminist households at least […]
Since 1981, when the English Collective of Prostitutes issued the first rights sheet for prostitute women in England and Wales, we have been taking up cases of false arrest and intimidation by police. In 1982, we occupied the Church of the Holy Cross in King’s Cross, London, for 12 days. We were inspired by prostitute women […]
Letters Vol. 2 No. 23 · 4 December 1980 SIR: Rosemary Dinnage in her review of Prostitutes: Our Life (LRB, 18 September) does not escape society’s puritanism. Thus she confuses prostitution with prostitutes, and morality with the law. Despite compassion and a great effort to be balanced, she cannot hide her disgust and her distance from women […]