The new prostitution bill introduced in June by Injustice Minister Peter MacKay is blatantly unconstitutional and will result in more dead women.
While Toronto celebrated Pride beauty, the federal government was busy unleashing a new moral panic in the form of Bill C-36.
Emily Monaghan attends and reviews a screening of the 1984 documentary, Hookers on Davie.
When Peter Mackay cast sex workers as "victims" and clients as "perverts" this binary framework intended to limit opposition to Bill C-36 and silence the discussion of the nuances of the sex industry.
A writer at NOW Magazine posits that men who buy sex are simply expressing their individual sexual identity and that to deny them this freedom is oppressive, asking "Will johns become the new 'fags?'"
Meghan Murphy speaks with Janine Benedet and Alice Lee about Canada's new proposed prostitution legislation, Bill C-36, The Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act.
Men on the left have a long history of dismissing women's concerns and the feminist movement. Ricochet is no different.
Sex trade workers are, first and foremost, workers. To stand in solidarity with them is to stand in solidarity with each other.
Find the new sex work law confusing? Well, we're here to help! Here is a great primer on the history of sex work laws in Canada, what the new law means and what each side thinks.
Jun 14, 2014
North-West corner of Sherbourne and Gerrard Toronto , ON
Canada43° 39' 11.6136" N, 79° 22' 59.4624" W
On Saturday, June 14, sex worker groups, along with organizations and individuals that support human rights and women's rights, are gathering across Canada to denounce Bill C-36.