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    Quote Originally Posted by ionsniffer View Post
    https://leftfootforward.org/2017/09/...ork-in-the-uk/
    A motion to the TUC conference in favour of de-criminalising sex work put forward by ASLEF has been endorsed by the GMB union.

    The unions, which have a combined membership of over 600,000, are calling for the UK to adopt full decriminalisation, similar to the approach adopted by New Zealand, which since 2003 has provided sex workers with legal protections.
    Quite a contrast to our own complete and utter gobshytes maquerading as a trade union movement!
    And it's not the only issue ours have disgraced themselves on!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ionsniffer View Post
    https://leftfootforward.org/2017/09/...ork-in-the-uk/
    A motion to the TUC conference in favour of de-criminalising sex work put forward by ASLEF has been endorsed by the GMB union.

    The unions, which have a combined membership of over 600,000, are calling for the UK to adopt full decriminalisation, similar to the approach adopted by New Zealand, which since 2003 has provided sex workers with legal protections.
    Well now THAT is embarassing for the ICTU - y'know the same people who threatened to have me removed from Liberty Hall a couple of years ago for calling Sarah Benson on her outrageous lies in what was honestly the bravest act of my life - and the number of people nodding along with every word I said was staggering. Maybe they should try giving an equal platform to both sides THEN balloting their members, n0t just going along with the hegemony Unions are supposed to challenge for the sake of their careers in "Civil Society"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dame_Enda View Post
    Interestingly in the aforementioned Irish Times article, even Ruhama admits there's an increase in violence against sex workers but says it's tied to the new law. But of course it's tied to it. Sex workers working indoors in groups fear the law that defines them as running a brothel even if there is no pimp. They also fear having their money taken from them as happened in Galway.
    Just FYI there is absolutely no limit to the beating I would suffer in silence to avoid my money being given to Ruhama (or anyone else like them) to help them harm sex workers...and I don't just say these things, I mean them.
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    ASLEF made a fantastic case pointing to the surge in street workers since 2010 due to benefit sanctions and other impossible side effects of austerity which should ALWAYS have been the first point forward.

    I don't deny the right to choice, BUT we are not there yet, first come the people who have NO CHOICE because we, as a society, have chosen to put and leave them in that position, so that any criminalisation just pushes their situation closer to impossible, something we have no moral right to do by any standard. It has always been my only real point, simply because anyone who chooses sex work freely obviously has other choices to fall back on, but the women who are driven to sex work by flaws in society do not have a fall back position.

    https://inews.co.uk/opinion/comment/...r-sex-workers/

    Apparently the sex workers who tried to speak were shouted down, nobody would have shouted me down, but, perhaps as much because of that as for any other reason, it was Escort Ireland and SWAI not TORL who ensured that I would be excluded from all debate, because I would not submit to their agenda and they were afraid I would become more influential than they were.

    That is why the whole mess is so bitter to me. To fight for the truth and justice for sex workers I have had to fight both sides...and in 20 or so year's time someone will finally acknowledge I was right to do that.

    ...until someone gets that sorted out sex workers will always be fair game for every opportunist bitch in the water.
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    follow the link. Is prohibition leading to violent crime ? just like with alcohol in 1920's america.

    Suspected serial rapist questioned after violent sex attacks on up to 12 prostitutes - Independent.ie
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spirit Of Newgrange View Post
    follow the link. Is prohibition leading to violent crime ? just like with alcohol in 1920's america.

    Suspected serial rapist questioned after violent sex attacks on up to 12 prostitutes - Independent.ie

    Ruhama must be delighted.
    That'll teach those 'sinners'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_anderson View Post
    Ruhama must be delighted.
    That'll teach those 'sinners'.
    SPOT THE ANOMALY...
    Why did the women in question choose to go straight to Gardai rather than to Ruhama that is grossly overfunded on the pretext of "helping" them? Are we really going to keep up the farce of pouring money into an organisation that is so hated and feared by it's involuntary "user group"?

    Ruhama will only be delighted when their assets are seized and handed to Ruhama...

    INTERESTING FOOTNOTE
    I see Ruhama are still advertising for a CE admin assistant. What makes this interesting is that I first heard about this at least 6 weeks ago, and let me remind you that CE participants have remarkably similar demographic profiles to sex workers (including an inclination to self reliance) which suggests that Ruhama are not only hated and feared by sex workers, but also by the very people they have chosen to designate as "at risk of" sex work in order to expand their user base. I have significant anecdotal evidence to support this. Imagine how many women who like me, REALLY hate selling sex but have no better survival option could be offered a viable alternative out of the money that we currently flush down Ruhama (and the venal, tandem "Space International") to no purpose at all?
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    This announcement was made yesterday:



    I understand she was up bright and early starting her mission with the bathroom mirror.

    UPDATE

    In a curious development Julie Bindel is now on the board of Space International
    http://www.spaceintl.org/about/board/

    ...and more interestingly, from a fiscal/self advocacy perspective:
    Charlotte Írnemark
    https://www.equalitynow.org/people/c...-%C3%B6rnemark
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlott...nemark-a998758

    Nothing like a totally survivor run, survivor lead organisation to flush out all those media/NGO careerist profiteers is there?

    There is a wonderful Arabic word for what is about to happen in the abolitionist camp: FITNA

    At the end there will not be a single person who ever claims to have sold sex left with enough power to raise a teacup, but there is a pretty good chance Ruhama will be gone for good - to be replaced by something much worse that sex workers will also need to avoid like the plague for their own well being.


    A little parable I should probably have drawn the attention of "prostituted survivors" to much, much sooner:



    What can I say? I was never good saint material anyway...
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    Here is something truly shocking that I found as a sideline on an article about the unusual author of the paper.
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0W...JEUS1HQWc/view
    The most casual glance at publicly available accounts is all the proof anyone needs of the continuing "trustees" of Ruhama despite the rather sneaky and relatively recent deletion of all reference to them in that role, but this paper clearly shows that at least the Good Shepherd Sisters founded far worse things on the far side of the Atlantic.

    Read it, I cannot find a civil comment to make on this unhallowed Order of Female Fiends that casually ruined every last chance I had at a real life not as a primary goal, but as just one among so many others. I cannot even wrap my head around their motivation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spirit Of Newgrange View Post
    follow the link. Is prohibition leading to violent crime ? just like with alcohol in 1920's america.

    Suspected serial rapist questioned after violent sex attacks on up to 12 prostitutes - Independent.ie
    There have been several other attacks also since the introduction of this completely insane law and definitely more so than in the recent past! If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck and walks like a duck - it has to be largely down to this law!
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