An open letter to Turn off the red light.

November 11, 2014


This is the text of a mail we shall be sending to TORL about their whorephobic “prostitution ad”. There are many issues with it, but of greatest immediate concern is the suggestion that assaults and rapes of sex workers are not crimes. If you would like to add your name* to the letter before we […]

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A letter from a sex worker.

November 9, 2014


A sex worker sent us a copy of her letter to her MP against the criminalization of sex work in the Modern Slavery bill. We found it to be a moving plea to be heard, and are reproducing it with permission here. Content note for rape and child abuse. I am writing to you as a constituent  to ask you […]

An Explanation, but no apology.

October 25, 2014


Everyday whorephobia is a collective, any current or former sex worker who agrees with harm reduction, decriminlization and our core beliefs (detailed here) can represent us. This representation can be on twitter, writing for the blog or at events. It has to be this way for we believe no one is representative and every sex […]

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The Murders of two teen sex workers of colour passes almost unnoticed

September 25, 2014


Reposted with permission from Sometimes its just a cigar    Go to any working class neighbourhood in the UK where children are playing and it will not be long before you see a preteen girl with toddler on her hip. It is a pose of someone used to caring responsibilities, unconscious and natural, a pose […]

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Hate Fest 2014

July 2, 2014


The redfems are back with their annular hate fest, and this time it seems that they are specifically targeting sex work, no surprise since it is in the news and people are committing the cardinal sin of listening to sex workers. One of their key note speakers is Rachel Moran, for those unfamiliar with her […]

Posted in: Feminism

A feminist responds to Love for Sale

May 2, 2014


We would like to thank Vivian Valentine for this post, feminists are often seen as the enemy by sex workers, this is an important contribution to a more nuanced debate. As a woman, social science/media studies academic (with some gender studies courses under my belt) and feminist, I have long pondered the idea of sex […]

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A Survivour Speaks

April 24, 2014


Hello, I’m Lori from Kink, etc… Recently I shared a bit about my story about being a victim of the industry and a little about how my views of the sex workers has changed. In case you missed it you can find it on Sortify. Today, I wanted to share a bit more about it […]

To my nameless friend in the Philippines.

November 11, 2013


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Who were SexWork4U?

October 17, 2013


reposted with kind permission from Sometimes I wake up, the sun is shining, the birds are singing and I think, perhaps we pay too much attention to the extremists. The average person cannot see why sex work is criminalized and wants people to be safe and able to access services. Then a clusterfuck so vile […]

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French Whores Fight Back.

October 13, 2013


In the English speaking world we have a view of France as somewhere that takes a liberal view of sex, where the erotic is celebrated and frankly, anything goes.  Like all stereotypes it is based more on our ideas about our own country and othering than any reality. This disconnect is no more apparent than […]