Audio recording of the ‘Prostitution. Pleasure for men. Pain for women.’ event that Nordic Model Now! hosted in Nottingham on 25 June 2022. Read More
Students for sale: Tools for resistance
Access to recordings and transcripts of the talks at the ‘Students for sale: Tools for resistance’ conference on Saturday 15 October 2022. Read More
Why the labour and trade union movement should support the Nordic Model
Audio and video recordings of our ‘Why the labour and trade union movement should support the Nordic Model’ webinar that was held on 7 June 2022. Read More
Challenging the ‘Sex work is work’ narrative
Audio and video recordings of our Challenging the ‘Sex work is work’ narrative webinar that was held on 24 April 2022. Read More
Exiting prostitution: what do women need?
This post provides access to audio and video recordings of our ‘Exiting prostitution: what do women need?’ webinar that was held on 22 September 2021. Read More
Victim blaming in the context of prostitution
Audio and video recordings of our ‘Victim blaming in the context of prostitution’ webinar that was held on 4 August 2021. Read More
An evening with Suzzan Blac
Audio and video recordings of our ‘An evening with Suzzan Blac’ webinar that was held on 14 July 2021. Read More
Trauma and prostitution
Audio and video recordings of our ‘Trauma and prostitution’ webinar that was held on 6 June 2021. Read More
Talking with men and boys about prostitution
This post provides access to the audio and video recording of our ‘Talking with men and boys’ webinar that was held on 11 April 2021. Read More
Prostitution policy: The Nordic Model or full decriminalization?
This page provides access to the recording and transcript of our ‘Prostitution policy: The Nordic Model or full decriminalization? What do sex trade survivors say?’ webinar that was held on 24 January 2021.
The theme of the webinar was the debate about the Sexual Exploitation Bill that Dame Diana Johnson recently tabled in the UK Parliament. If passed, this would establish a Nordic Model approach to prostitution legislation and policy in England and Wales. Read More
Prostitution: Work? … Or exploitation? Recordings and transcripts
This page provides access to recordings and transcripts of the talks from our ‘Prostitution: Work? … Or exploitation?’ webinar on 22 November 2020.
We hear over and over again that “sex work is normal work.” But is this really true or is the reality in fact much darker? In this webinar, women who have lived experience of prostitution examined this claim. Read More
The Experience of Prostitution: Recordings of the webinar
This page provides access to recordings of the talks from our ‘Experience of Prostitution’ webinar on 27 September 2020. As transcripts of the talks become available, you will also be able to access them from this page.
This webinar aimed to provide an antidote to the notion that prostitution is empowering for women and that “sex work” is just a job, not much different from any other work. We heard from women who have lived prostitution, have extensive experience of working with women involved in it, and who see the impact of the infamous red-light zone in Holbeck, Leeds, on their local community. Read More
What’s wrong with surrogacy: Recordings of the webinar
This page provides access to pre-recordings (and links to transcripts) of the talks from our ‘What’s wrong with surrogacy?’ webinar that was held on 6 September 2020, along with practical ideas for how you can push back against the Law Commission’s proposals.
This webinar aimed to balance the one-sided picture of surrogacy that is mainly provided in the mainstream media with a feminist analysis and a look at the risks and abuses that can be involved. We also provided a brief overview of the proposals the UK Law Commission put forward in its public consultation last year and consider what they might mean for women and children. Read More
PODCAST: Surrogacy at the crossroads: The lure of commercial baby farming
In this podcast, Anna Fisher provides a feminist critique of surrogacy and a brief overview of the proposals that the UK Law Commission put forward in its public consultation last year and the grave concerns they throw up – including that the UK will become the baby farming centre of western Europe. Read More
PODCAST: Unmasking the sex industry in Scotland: A conversation with Linda Thompson
In this powerful and informative podcast, Siobhan from Nordic Model Now! talks with Linda Thompson about her work with women who have lived experience of prostitution in Scotland and why Scotland must urgently address the desperate poverty and inequality that is the backdrop to women’s involvement in the sex trade and introduce the Nordic Model without delay. Read More
PODCAST: How the Modern Slavery Act 2015 fails women and girls
This podcast explains our grave concerns about how the Modern Slavery Act 2015 frames human trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation. It asks how this legislation could have been passed when it so spectacularly fails to meet binding obligations under international law and shows that as a result, there is a failure to deal effectively with the forms of human trafficking that particularly affect women and children, and that this has profound implications for how society understands prostitution and how the criminal justice system deals (or fails to deal) with it. A video essay is also available. Read More
PODCAST: The Colonisation of Intimate Life – The Mainstreaming of Sexual Violence and Hazard
In this podcast, Esther, who has a longstanding interest in research on legal and public policy approaches to sexualised violence and domestic abuse, uses her own experience of porn and prostitution to reflect on consent, the global reach of depictions of sexualised violence and what this means for women and girls. Read More
VIDEO ESSAY: Prostitution and pornography: Have they always existed?
Also available as a podcast, this video essay provides a historical overview of prostitution and pornography and the position of women based on the work of, amongst others: Gerda Lerner, Marilyn French, Sylvia Federici and Andrea Dworkin. It is a re-recording of the first presentation at the webinar we hosted on 14 June, Porn, Prostitution and Violence against Women. Read More
PODCAST: Dr Jacci Stoyle talks about a Scottish fact-finding trip to Sweden
In this fascinating podcast Siobhan from Nordic Model Now! talks with Dr Jacci Stoyle about a Scottish parliamentary trip to Sweden to find out more about how the Swedish prostitution law works in practice. The trip took place on 22nd and 23rd August 2019.
The trip was part of the work of the Cross Party Group (CPG) on Commercial Sexual Exploitation in the Scottish Parliament, of which Jacci is the secretariat. Read More
PODCAST: What’s the problem with sex dolls? A conversation with Kathleen Richardson
We caught up with Kathleen Richardson, the founder of the Campaign Against Sex Robots, to talk about our culture’s increasing obsession with sex dolls and what this means for women, and human relationships. Read More
PODCAST: Anna talks about being groomed into prostitution and her subsequent 11 years in the sex trade
In this podcast, Trixie talks with Anna, who was groomed into prostitution as a teenager and continued in that life on the streets of Leeds for 11 years. Her story shows the insidious nature of the grooming process and the increasing violence and coercive control of her pimp, who was also her partner and the father to her kids. She talks about the punters, the women she was prostituted with, the connections with the local lap dancing club, and the long-term effects of ‘the life’ on herself and her children. Read More