Dr Kate Brown (University of York); trustee, Basis Sex Work Project, Leeds. Here, Kate discusses the success of the Leeds managed approach to sex work, the tragic murder of Daria Pionko, and the repeated media references to Daria within anti sex work rhetoric.
Laura is a dedicated campaigner for sex workers' rights. She is challenging the Human Trafficking and Exploitation Act (Criminal Justice and Support for Victims) Act (Northern Ireland) 2015. She argues that the recent law passed in Northern Ireland which criminalizes the purchase of sex is an infringement on her human rights, her labour rights and her ability to keep herself safe in her work.
My Brushes and Crushes with the Law
by Annie Sprinkle
Annie’s note: California Lawyer magazine invited me to write an article for them. I was delighted to reach a new audience, and to get to tell war stories of my legal battles, in both my sex work and my performance art work. Also, I was dating a lawyer at the time and I wanted to impress her. I wrote this piece during the heat of the O.J. Simpson trial.
In 2014 Nevada took a huge step forward, and passed an act entitling Strippers to full employee status and all the protection brought with it. However, facing paying millions out in backdated wages Pro-Club Interests slipped new legislation quickly through the Senate to have this repealed. Swifly denying Brandi and thousands like her the compensation and fair working environment they deserve.
Brandi has kindly submitted an article on her experience dealing with the Media below, or you can view her full website here: http://stripperlaborrights.com/
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