Hey, what’s the issue with sex work? Lots.


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…. happy to oblige. Actually, make that – unhappy. With sincere gratitude to all the great abolitionists out there who have written brilliantly, caringly and extensively on all of these isses, including the many I’m  not quoting here … but … Weiterlesen

Call for support of Portuguese Abolitionists


In Lisbon, the City Council is set to implement a „regulatory“ model for „sex work“. If this goes ahead, other municipalities in Portugal may well follow. Please sign and spread this petition (Google Translate version, the petitition is in Portuguese): … Weiterlesen

New Zealand, Germany: decriminalization and legalization, trafficking and sustainability. And smoke screens.


In international sex industry marketing, New Zealand is touted as the “new model”. The “German model” has lost its usefulness as the sheer brutality resulting from implementing the sex industry’s demands can no longer be denied (not that pro-prostitution lobbyists … Weiterlesen

New Zealand. Sources.


New Zealand is often touted as a kind, fair and good “sex work“ paradise. Let’s say – that might depend on a certain “conceptualization” of “paradise”.   Survivors’ statements:   Rae Story – Interview with prostitute survivor & feminist Rae … Weiterlesen

Legal and trafficking and data and sources …


A quick compilation in one place. 1 – Trafficking   Cho, Dreher, Neumayer, „Does Legalized Prostitution increase Human Trafficking?“ (Answer: Yes.)  https://eprints.lse.ac.uk/45198/1/Neumayer_Legalized_Prostitution_Increase_2012.pdf The data is mostly from Germany and The Netherlands, which have legalised/ decriminalised prostitution.   And:    Seo-Young … Weiterlesen

Joint submission by Kofra, Abolition 2014 and Stop Sexkauf to UN Women


Kofra – Kommunikationszentrum für Frauen is a women’s advocacy centre. Stop Sexkauf and Abolition 2014 are secular and feminist, advocating for the abolishment of prostitution via viable support for women in prostitution and the penalization of the buyer, as he … Weiterlesen

UN Documents and ‚decent work‘ – more resources for responses to UN Women


In their call for submissions, UN Women mentions a number of documents: Question 1) The 2030 Agenda commits to universality, human rights and leaving nobody behind. How do you interpret these principles in relation to sex work/trade or prostitution? Question … Weiterlesen

UN Women: Consultation seeking views on (…) prostitution /Meinungsbild zur Prostitution.

UN Women ruft folgende Einzelpersonen und Gruppen auf, sich zum Thema zu äußern:

„Verschiedene Personen und Gruppen, Agenturen und Organisationen, die ein Interesse and diesem Thema haben: Sexarbeiter_innen/Sexarbeitsgruppen, Ausgestiegene aus/Überlebende der Prostitution und Gruppen, die sie vertreten, feministische und Frauenrechtsorganisationen. Die Ansicht anderer UN Gruppierungen und von Mitgliedsstaaten werden auch gehört werden.

UN Women invites the following people and groups for its consultation: 

Our work on policy positioning will include hearing from various people and groups, agencies and organizations which have an interest in this issue including: sex workers/ sex worker groups, survivors of prostitution and groups representing them, feminist and women’s rights organizations.  The views of other UN entities and Member States will also be heard.


The pdf versions of the UN Women call for submissions („Consultation seeking views on the UN Women approach to sex work, the sex trade and prostitution“)  are here:




Pусский – Russian

العربية – Arabic

中国 Chinese


Abgabetermin/ Deadline: 16 October 2016

an:  consultation@unwomen.org

Emails are to be titled: „Written submissions“
Betreffzeile der Email: „Written submission“ („schriftliche Eingabe“)


It’s an accident, stupid!


 Yes, indeed: being trafficked into engaging in prostitution under brutal circumstances being the victim of ‚dirigistive‘ pimping being sexually assaulted being kept prisoner in an apartment …. …. is no longer being the victim of a brutal crime. No. It’s … Weiterlesen

Myths, auxiliary myths, toxic myths – and the ugly truths


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Any discussion of prostitution soon finds itself confronted with various types of myths. Here is a typology – with examples. In the end, they all are toxic. Myth These are the primary myths around „sex work“ itself, still believed and … Weiterlesen