Articles about 'prostitution'

The middle classing of prostitution: the social climb of the sex trade

Rae Story discusses the effect of the digital age on sex work and the seductive cultural appeal of prostitution becoming a middle class occupation

Rae Story // 3 April 2016

Categories: Class, Features, Sex and Relationships, Work and Play

Respect not “accept”: interview with the maker of mould-breaking Tangerine and one of his fantastic leads

Corrina Antrobus of Bechdel Test Fest talks to director Sean Baker and Mya Taylor who plays Alexandra in his 2015 film Tangerine

Corrina Antrobus // 15 March 2016

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

Should we decriminalise the sex industry? My heart says no but my head says otherwise

Kay Page on the current debate about the decriminalisation of sex work, and why it's not a question that can be easily answered, even for feminists

Guest Blogger // 6 August 2015

Categories: Blog

Rumpy Pumpy! misses the mark

This confused musical about sex work and the Women's Institute leaves Suzanne Duffy with more questions than it answers

Suzanne Duffy // 28 April 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

The Second Ever Sex Worker Film Festival in London

Sex Worker Open University (SWOU) is proud to present The Second Ever Sex Worker Film Festival that will take place this Sunday in Rio Cinema in Hackney, London. I’ve chatted...

Ania Ostrowska // 15 October 2013

Categories: Blog

Why crimes against sex workers should be treated as hate crimes

Most sex workers find it difficult to report rape or violence because of the stigma associated with prostitution. Ruth Jacobs argues for a model that treats crimes against sex workers as hate crimes, a model that has been successful in increasing reporting of crimes and convictions in Merseyside

Ruth Jacobs // 19 August 2013

Categories: Activism, Features, Violence

“But I’m having fun. I like it.”

MarinaS argues reading In Her Own Words is more than a debate of for or against sex work. She argues that we should read it because it is a captivating story of an interesting person.

Marina Strinkovsky // 22 March 2013

Categories: Books, Reviews

Help charity build a clothes bank for women getting back on their feet

Donate extra clothes to a South London charity

Jess McCabe // 5 February 2013

Categories: Blog

Do we need warning?

Les Misérables is a much-praised musical likely to be viewed by millions. It also contains material that some individuals might find triggering. In this guest post, Jane Fae asks: do we, as the British Board of Film Censors seems to think, now need specific information warning us of this? Or are triggers so individual as to make such an exercise a waste of time?

Jane Fae // 28 January 2013

Categories: Blog

Call for EU ban on prostitution

The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) last Tuesday launched a call to end prostitution in the EU. According to information on the EWL website, the call, entitled ‘Together for a Europe...

zohra // 11 December 2012

Categories: Blog

Sex positivism and slut-shaming in reverse

Louise McCudden discusses the way sex positivism is often twisted and used against feminists who raise concerns about porn and prostitution

Guest Blogger // 16 August 2012

Categories: Blog

Sex work and the see-saw of morality

Guest blogger Vic discusses how she forced to re-examine her feminist principles after her ex-partner revealed that he had slept with a sex worker.

Guest Blogger // 9 May 2012

Categories: Blog

The Sex Myth: Why Everything We’re Told is Wrong

Brooke Magnanti wants to expose the truths behind the sex myths which provoke outraged newspaper headlines and panicked public policy. Lindsey Sheehan considers Magnanti's opinions on all things controversial, from lap-dancing to online pornography

Lindsey M Sheehan // 5 May 2012

Categories: Books, Reviews

Choices Women Make: Agency in Domestic Violence, Assisted Reproduction, and Sex Work

Carisa R. Showden argues in her latest book that victim and agent are not mutually exclusive categories. Anna Edman considers her belief that survivors of domestic violence, women using assisted reproduction and women in prostitution are still able to assess their situation and wrest some control

Anna Edman // 6 September 2011

Categories: Books, Reviews

Dr. Brooke Magnanti renounces feminism

Have you heard? Dr. Brooke Magnanti’s aka “Belle de Jour” had a fall out with feminism. The first sentence of her press release of her new book, Sexonomics, declares “Belle...

Josephine Tsui // 11 May 2011

Categories: Blog

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