canada's prostitution laws

Blog
Dec 4, 2014

Hi the media. Do your job. Love, feminism.

Meghan Murphy
More badly reported stories on prostitution and Canada's new prostitution legislation, set to come into effect on December 6, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.
Blog
Oct 21, 2014

Northern Ireland bans buying sex

Meghan Murphy
Late last night, members of the Stormont assembly voted in favour of a bill that would outlaw the purchase of sex in Northern Ireland.
News
Oct 17, 2014
Photo: flickr/A Yee

Bill C-36: No safety or security for sex workers

Cheryl Auger
Bill C-36 was passed in the House of Commons last week. And a lot of people, including sex workers, are not pleased. Will this bill continue to contribute to sex workers' rights violations?
Blog
Jul 10, 2014

#Notalljohns: Notes from the hearings on Bill C-36

Meghan Murphy
Chris Atchison argues that exploitative or violent johns are a minority and that, in fact, they are victims of violence at the hands of sex workers and pimps as well.
Blog
Jun 19, 2014

Sex/Work

J. Baglow
Sex trade workers are, first and foremost, workers. To stand in solidarity with them is to stand in solidarity with each other.
Blog
Jun 11, 2014

C-36: Conflating sex work with human trafficking

Mercedes Allen
Anti-prostitution Bill C-36 explicitly puts sex work on the same footing as human trafficking and conflates the two in law. There are serious issues with doing so.
Blog
May 13, 2014
Photo: flickr/laffy4k

What does a 'representative' sex worker look like?

Celine Bisette
Is there such thing as a 'representative' sex worker? No. Therefore, legislators need to include all experiences and perspectives from sex workers when drafting new sex work legislation in Canada.
Blog
Jun 9, 2013

Criminalization by any other name...

Mercedes Allen
Lateral criminalization still retains the pressure on sex workers to avoid the law and live in marginal circumstances.
Blog
Apr 11, 2012

Gloria Steinem supports the Nordic model

Meghan Murphy
Gloria Steinem advocates for "a third option" beyond the polarizing legalization vs criminalization discourse surrounding prostitution law
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