Skip to content. Hundreds of protesters march through London against the criminalization of sex work, associated stigma, unsafe work conditions and violence against sex workers on International Women's Day, March 8, After the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union in , large industries have struggled to handle the ramifications of the upcoming Brexit. She spoke with The World's Carol Hills about what Brexit has meant for the numerous foreign prostitutes residing in the UK and what her organization is doing to help foreign sex workers who are being unfairly threatened and deported from around the country. Laura Watson: We are a sex worker organization based here in the UK, but we have an international network, including a sister organization in San Francisco.
Female Sex Workers
Collective says Brexit unfairly targets sex workers for deportation
Sex work will disappear the day we abolish capitalism. This is not a neutral piece. But what piece on sex work is neutral? Beware of those who claim to be neutral, because few debates are more heated than those on this topic. I believe feminists — and all those people striving for a greater social justice — should support sex workers.
Sex work is work. That’s the problem… and the key
Women at Risk pp Cite as. From the volume of stories in newspapers, and studies reported in medical and health journals, one could conclude that prostitutes are a major influence in the spread of the epidemic of HIV infection. Even in the absence of evidence, print media leaders such as The New York Times and The Washington Post have printed many stories supporting the thesis that heterosexual prostitution plays a major role in the HIV epidemic in the United States King, A common subject of these articles is that a female prostitute has been charged with attempted murder, or willful endangerment of an undercover officer, because even though she tested positive for HIV at some point in the past, she continued to stand on street corners.
The phenomenon of commercial sex has gone, during the past two decades, through significant changes due, firstly, to the expansion of the market of commercial sexual practices and, secondly, to the diversification of prostitution typologies, practices and available places. This expansion is also linked to the emergence, on a large scale, of migrant women in the sex business circuits of most European countries. In line with the need to overcome a reductionist approach that views the foreign prostitution phenomenon as a mere economic or criminal issue, this article aims at shedding some light on the subjective dimension of some of its main actors: in particular prostitutes and, where possible, clients. These include the exploitation modalities adopted by pimps and exploiters, the management approaches used within the various prostitution sectors, as well as the national and international policies adopted in order to regulate the phenomenon.