Jan Williams explains how to change prostitution and how to change the attitudes of young people to pornified sex.
Prostitution, Neither Sex nor Work
Like the women of Leeds Resisters who are currently undertaking a month long feminist action in Leeds, I am an abolitionist. I want to abolish the sale of women and girls to men and human trafficking. I want to abolish the trade in rape. I want laws and culture to...
Holbeck: A Case Study of Hell
Holbeck is a case study of hell. It is misogyny and objectification in the legal system, a triumph of men’s rights activists. Alan Caton, the detective who led the investigation into the murders of five prostituted women in Ipswich in 2006 and subsequently led the...
You couldn’t be more shocked than we are that the Conservatives – yes, the party of profit, apartheid, private medicine, government by Etonians etc – have produced an open-minded, balanced, scientific report on a key women’s rights issue: prostitution. Since the...
Self-congratulatory love-fest masquerades as policy seminar
An insight into the biased ‘training’ events held (at considerable profit) by the so-called Public Policy Exchange. These events offer ‘training’ to police forces and charitable organisations, claiming to educate on the issue of prostitution – but only offering a pro-prostitution perspective. We OBJECT to greedy organisations and individuals who endorse and perpetuate sexual slavery for financial gain. This is Janice Williams’ account of attending one of PPE’s events in September 2016, first published on Nordic Model Now’s website.
Hot Chocolate Doesn’t Help Women Exit Prostitution
Critique of an article in the Manchester Evening News, praising a so-called ‘sex workers’ charity’ which offers prostituted women hot drinks – BUT calls them “sex workers” and claims that they are just doing a “tough job” like “any other worker.” We OBJECT to irresponsible media referring to the sexual exploitation of women as a “job”. The MEN article blames women for their own abuse and covers up the culpability of the men who use/abuse prostituted women. We OBJECT.
Ten Ways Surrogacy is Like Prostitution
If you OBJECT to the exploitation of women as sexual slaves in the prostitution industry, you should also OBJECT to the renting of women’s bodies in reproductive slavery (‘surrogacy’). Here are ten ways ‘surrogacy’ is like prostitution.
The Brothel Next Door
Gemma Oldman describes her experience of a pop-up brothel setting up next door. She took extensive notes and reported her concerns to the police and a human trafficking helpline. Is enough being done to help victims of sex trafficking in the UK? We don’t think so. There are no consequences for the punters, the men who buy and rape the victims. We OBJECT.
Take Women off the Menu
OBJECT recently held our 15th Annual General Meeting in London. On our way to the venue, we removed 64 prostitution ads from 3 phone boxes. These ads displayed women’s bodies like meat on a menu, available for men’s consumption. We OBJECT.
HANNAH HARRISON wins the OBJECT Essay Prize of £500
OBJECT Essay Prize 2018 awarded for an essay entitled “The Environmental Impact of Prostitution.”
Harmful ads must go!
Macmillan removed this advert (which promotes pornography) after receiving this letter from OBJECT, explaining the harmful impact of women’s objectification.
BMA against decrim
The British Medical Association voted against the full decriminalisation of prostitution in July 2017. We agree; we must continue to argue against the commodification of women’s bodies.