Sex Encounter Venues

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 work towards this end and …

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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 strategy to put an end to street prostitution in Ipswich …

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Sex Encounter Venues

‘Sex Encounter Venues’. as they are termed under the Policing and Crime Act 2009, are premises where men can pay to gain sexual satisfaction, or feelings of superiority, from viewing the objectification of women on display.  These venues are also known as ‘lap-dancing clubs,’ ‘strip joints’ or ‘gentlemen’s clubs’. OBJECT successfully campaigned for ‘lap-dancing’ clubs to …

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Review of La Traviata

Janice Williams reviews and recommends a modern version of the opera La Traviata. La Traviata tells the story of a poledancer in “the most realistic portrayal of a strip joint you are ever likely to see on stage.” The performance is snappy, fast-paced and perfectly suitable for those of us who ‘hate opera’!