Sex Trade

The Sex Trade: Lies, the 'Voice of the Voiceless' and Other Silencing Tactics

Ruth Jacobs | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ruth Jacobs

Most people are voiceless because no one is letting them talk or listening to them when they do. There is a lot to be said for quitting being the voice of the voiceless and letting people speak for themselves. But not by those seeking to abolish the sex trade. Words are put into people's mouths when they can be, and when they can't, those people are silenced and dismissed.


Laura Lee | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Politics
Laura Lee

Like any human being, I watched the documentary Hunted with an open mouth and an increasing horror. I also watched it whilst trying to quieten the several fireworks going off in my head at once. The similarities between homosexuals' rights in Russia and sex workers' rights in the UK/Ireland are breath taking.

Sex Work and the Swedish Model: Modern Prudery or Enlightened Ambition?

Mason Forbes | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK
Mason Forbes

A carefully orchestrated campaign to criminalise the buyer of sexual services is set to be centre staged this year. Emotions, prejudice, feminism, ideology and religion are creating a vortex, and revolving at its centre is the question as to whether selling and purchasing sexual services is right or wrong. Where are the rights of sex workers in this debate, have they been consulted and has their voice been heard?

Universities Are 'Not Doing Enough' To Help Student Sex Workers

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Student unions and universities are not doing enough to support the rising numbers of students who are turning to the sex trade to fund their studies,...

How Do We Stamp Out Profit From Human Misery?

Helen Grant | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Politics
Helen Grant

Human trafficking is a scourge. It does not discriminate and permeates across age, race, sex and gender; it crushes self confidence and destroys lives. Its victims are often some of the most vulnerable members of society, separated from family and friends and with no access to financial help or support, they can become forgotten victims. As victims' minister my role is to ensure that they are not forgotten, but it is a job I can't do alone.

Hell de Jour: The Sex Trade and its Advocates

Tony Mckenna | Posted 22.09.2012 | UK Politics
Tony Mckenna

In a recent article for the Huffington Post, comedian Chris Dangerfield provides a new spin on an old argument regarding the sex trade. The argument is a familiar one: prostitutes are exploited but hey that's okay - because so are billions of other people. There is, he claims, no difference between the exploitation of a prostitute and that of a person working in Tesco stacking shelves for 12 hours a day.

Honduras: The Lost Girls

Ramita Navai | Posted 08.08.2012 | UK
Ramita Navai

After a week of hanging out in Mexican brothels, I was no nearer to the story I was investigating on the disappearance of thousands of Honduran women.

Naked Maids Service In Trouble With Police

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 11.04.2012 | UK

A controversial new housekeeping service in the conservative depths of Texas has caught the attention of local police, despite its insistence that it ...