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Why the Sex Positive Movement is Bad for Sex Workers’ Rights

April 21, 2012


Audacia Ray By Audacia Ray This essay originally appeared in the 2012 Momentum conference anthology ebook. If the pursuit of pleasure is good, how can it be bad for sex workers, people who are professionally steeped in sexuality? Well, it’s complicated. Over the past several decades, a contingent of feminist, sex positive sex workers have […]

Feminists hail explosion in new grassroots groups

April 11, 2012


Dozens of new organisations are springing up around the UK, campaigning on issues from lads’ mags to benefit cuts Alexandra Topping, Monday 9 April 2012 Feminists from Camden school for girls with Isabella Woolford Diaz (third left). Photograph: Graeme Robertson for the Guardian It was the lads’ mags – with semi-naked women in suggestive […]

Femen, four years of activism in pictures

February 24, 2012


Founded in Kiev in 2008, Femen first became known for its Flash against sex tourism events in the country. “The Ukraine is not a brothel!”, they say in 2008, disguised as prostitutes, independence square. Credits: AFP/SERGEI SUPINSKY In February 2010, to protest against the “rape” of democracy in Ukraine, several activists burst into the polling […]