Browsing All posts tagged under »Sex worker«

A letter from a sex worker.

November 9, 2014

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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 […]

Who were SexWork4U?

October 17, 2013

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reposted with kind permission from http://sometimesitsjustacigar.wordpress.com/ 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 […]

French Whores Fight Back.

October 13, 2013

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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 […]

Why In this moment are appropriating whorephobic shits

October 5, 2013

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by @notahappyhooker It’s late, and hardly the best time to be starting a blog based on rage at having our experiences as sex workers appropriated by a bunch of publicity seeking twunts who think having feels about sex workers and shouting them from the rooftop is an acceptable way to behave. I suppose after Sinead […]

Falling over invisible whores

October 3, 2013

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  Some of you may have come across the Invisible men tumblr, one of the most whorephobic recent productions of the anti sex work brigade. They of course claim it’s not whores they dislike, but the clients, despite knowing nothing about them, but the tumblr revealed their true feelings.   Firstly the design, sex workers […]

No one campaigns for back street abortions…

September 23, 2013

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Sex worker activists have faced accusations of not being representative from those opposed to our fight for rights, often coupled with the accusation we glamorize our jobs. This has permeated the discourse around sex work legislation so deeply that many sex workers are afraid to even mention they enjoy their work for fear of being […]

How about no more misogyny,racism and outings?

September 17, 2013

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Over the past two  days The Sun and its Scottish Sister paper have featured  women on their front page. Yesterday In Scotland they outed a sex worker, a story that is as big as non story as exists but the tabloids are obsessed with.  A young woman legally working was slut shamed, and now has […]