Our review of ‘ANY GIRL: A memoir of sexual exploitation and recovery’ by Mia Döring. In a word, this book is a must read. Read More
Who benefits when we promote “sex work” to students?
Yes, pimps and other capitalists benefit from a thriving sex industry, and so do men, but why do so many young women also cheerlead the “sex work is real work” propaganda and full decriminalisation of this toxic and sexist industry? Read More
More misinformation and sex trade expansionist propaganda from the University of Leicester
Analysis of the new version of the University of Leicester’s “Student Sex Work Toolkit for Staff in Higher Education” and other news. Read More
Nordic Model Now! delivers Leicester ‘Student Sex Work’ petition
Brief account of handing the petition to revoke the ‘Student Sex Work’ policy and toolkits to the University of Leicester and our response to their official statement: The toolkit is in effect a grooming kit. Read More
Distorting mirrors: The second Leicester student “sex work” training session
Analysis of the second training session delivered to dozens of UK universities – revealing a profound cognitive dissonance between the trainers’ claims and the reality exposed by the case studies they present. Read More
I am a sex trade survivor and I support the Nordic Model. Here’s why.
Tara Ryan, a survivor of the sex trade, explains cogently and succinctly why she fully supports the Nordic Model and not full decriminalisation. Read More
The ‘student sex work’ training: supporting students or shameless propaganda? You decide.
A detailed account of the “student sex work” training that a team from Leicester University is delivering to students and staff at British universities. Read More
It’s time for the British left to recommit to truly human values
Martina Hedrenius, a left-wing Swedish activist, responds to a Novara Media piece entitled, “Sex Work Is Not a Bullshit Job”. Read More
Universities are training students to believe prostitution is a normal job
Diane Abbott MP was quite right to call out the commodification of sexuality that is being encouraged at British universities. Read More
‘Can there not be but one space remaining within society, one arena, that recognizes, hones, and champions women’s intellect?’
Andrea Heinz’s moving and powerful speech at the webinar to launch the Nordic Model Now! Handbook for Universities. Read More
When backlash causes whiplash: The media blitz of victim blaming
This article about victim blaming as part of the backlash to the gains of the women’s liberation movement was first published in 1994 . Sadly it is just as relevant today. Read More
An open memo to men
Subtitled, ‘A brief reflection on pornography leads to a reflective tirade in statistical mode,’ this article by Elizabeth Matz was first published in Women & Therapy in 1994 and is reproduced here with the author’s permission. Read More
A poem by Andrea Heinz informed by her own experiences in prostitution. Read More
Prostitution in Hungary and the sex trafficking of Hungarian women and girls
László, a Hungarian man, writes about prostitution and sex trafficking in Hungary and the connections with the legal brothels in Western Europe. Read More
Talking with men and boys about prostitution: the transcript
Must-read transcript of our ‘Talking with men and boys’ webinar that was held on 11 April 2021. Read More
Who will remember the sex trafficking victims?
Considering the monstrous profits that third parties can make from women’s prostitution, it’s not hard to figure out why some people might want to remove it from the scope of anti-trafficking law. Read More
On male-pattern violence
Male-pattern violence is never merely an individual act. It sends out a message to those nearby: This is what happens to women and girls who do not submit. It therefore serves to uphold the power of other men and of men as a class… Read More
The lies come easily: A review of ‘The Service’ by Frankie Miren
A critical review of ‘The Service’ by Frankie Miren, which was published by Influx Press on 8 July 2021. Read More
Does the Leicester student ‘sex work’ toolkit comply with equality legislation?
What the University of Leicester’s response to our FOI request reveals about whether their student ‘sex work’ policy and toolkits comply with UK equality legislation. Read More
A brief history of the ‘Sex work is work’ movement
From the 1970s, the sex industry fought back against the radical feminist analysis of prostitution as a key part of the patriarchal system that subordinates women. Read More
Sexual abuse in a care home and implications of allowing carers to organise prostitution for disabled men
Sara, who was herself in prostitution, talks of her work in a care home and spells out some likely consequences of the recent Court of Protection ruling. Read More
What’s wrong with the Leicester Student Sex Worker Policy and Toolkit?
While it doesn’t explicitly promote prostitution as a reasonable response to students’ economic hardship, that’s the implicit message – along with the suggestion that buying sex is an ethically neutral activity… Read More
Woman: human being or profit centre?
First published in the Morning Star, this is a blistering response to DecrimNow’s open letter to MPs calling on them to block attempts to introduce the Nordic Model. Read More
Confusing love and sex: how the care system creates a context for grooming and child prostitution
In this searing article based on her own experiences, ‘Alice’ brilliantly articulates the disturbing reality of girls growing up in the failing British ‘care’ system and why they make such easy prey for pimps. Essential reading. Read More
My Sister The Stranger by Andrea Heinz
In this poem Andrea Heinz, an exited woman and sex trade abolitionist, speaks to a woman actively selling sex and professing joy with her participation in the industry. Read More
German ex-police officer demolishes common arguments against the Nordic Model
Based on decades of policing Germany’s legalised prostitution system, Helmut Sporer blasts claims against the Nordic Model out of the water. This article summarises his arguments and explains why they are relevant to the UK and elsewhere. Read More
The Nordic Model vs. full decriminalisation: what do sex trade survivors say?
This is an edited transcript of the webinar we held on Sunday 24 January 2021. Read More
Sex trade regulation in England & Wales: Property, hypocrisy and the ballot box
This article, by Esther, who was herself in prostitution, explains the law relating to prostitution in England and Wales, and the stomach churning hypocrisy that accompanies it. Read More
The deception of “Pleasure”
Powerful feminist critique from Monica Mazzitelli of Ninja Thyberg’s new film “Pleasure”. Read More
Dame Diana Johnson’s Sexual Exploitation Bill: The Debate
This article provides a very brief introduction to Dame Diana Johnson’s Sexual Exploitation Bill, which if passed as planned would introduce a Nordic Model approach to prostitution law and policy in England and Wales. The article then delves into some of the negative assertions about the Nordic Model that Lyn Brown MP made in the debate on the Bill’s first reading and shows that many are oversimplifications and/or are contradicted by the evidence. Read More