A recent study by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine has discovered that criminalisation and repressive policing of sex work, in places including countries with the Nordic Model increases the risk of violence, HIV and sexually transmitted infections for sex workers. Continue reading Report Outlines The Shocking Outcomes of The Nordic Model
I am an independent sex worker, living and working in Scotland. I felt compelled to write having viewed your speech on sex work and human trafficking delivered in Holyrood on 13 June 2017. I say compelled to write, I was more astonished really, as the information provided by you was both erroneous in fact and law. Continue reading An Open Letter From Laura Lee to Ash Regan-Denham MSP
It seems that almost everybody has an opinion about sex work. Some people know very little about the subject, and take what they hear in the newspapers and what they see in sensationalised TV shows as gospel. Others work in the industry or know those who do and so form their opinions based on that. But the debate about whether we should criminalise or decriminalise sex work is constantly debated. Continue reading Should We Decriminalise Sex Work?
I didn’t pay much attention this story until it became a trending topic on Google’s news tab. Additionally, it wasn’t the title of the piece that got me, but the subheading that stated the article is a ‘feminist debate’. Continue reading I Call Bullshit on the Guardian Sex Work Article!
WHAT started as a promising article by Cath Sullivan on Jean Urquhart’s proposition on the decriminalisation of sex work sadly dissolved into stereotypes and myths. Continue reading The Laura Lee Blog – Why Sex Work Needs Decriminalising
The Swedish model is slowly spreading around the world, with Romania, Iceland, and as of the 1st of the month, Northern Ireland taking on this ban on those buying sex. Many countries are looking at the law and wondering whether taking it on will make a difference for them. Continue reading Will Paying For Sex Be Banned In The UK?
Last week saw a calling for the implementation of the so called Nordic model by none other than church leaders. Continue reading Laura Lee Guest Blog – Nordic Model In Scotland?