Her comments come after a Bristol MP said decriminalising sex work would leave women open to being raped.
A Bristol prostitute has hit back at comments made by a local MP who said decriminalising sex work would leave women open to being raped. Ireland brought in the criminalisation of clients earlier this year — since then there has been a dramatic increase in violent attacks against sex workers. Client criminalisation le to sex workers having less time to suss out potential clients and whether they intend to cause us harm, because the client is keen to give the worker less info about himself, and to move the interaction into more private spaces where he is less in danger of being pse port stephens escort. Street sex workers are forced to make snap decisions and get into cars much more quickly than they otherwise would.
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If the police came, there is no guarantee they would arrest just my manager — sex workers are arrested all the time for brothel-keeping offences, which can mean sharing a workspace with other sex workers for safety. Of course, having a criminal record relating to prostitution would make it almost impossible mayo escorts ireland me to ever leave sex work.
When the police raid premises they take everybody's money — all the money I had earned that day, and probably my phone too — no receipt, no way of getting it escort service newcastle. When I deal with bad clients at work, I am not able to go to the police because of fearing for the safety of my current working situation.
I'm not able to assert employment rights with regards to my manager in my workplace because there are no rights in a criminalised workplace. The final big problem is dealing with middle class saviours trying to save ambridge pa milf personals from my job, without ever actually doing something about the Bristol housing crisis, or the constant barrage of austerity, or the lack of other kinds of work that would pay the living wage.
Social escort brampton my clients won't produce those things. I'd like to see these problems tackled through decriminalisation — in New Zealand, small groups of sex workers can work together indoors as an informal co-operative, without a manager.
Under current UK law, or the Nordic model that Debonnaire wants, this set up would be criminalised. But I am desperate to not work for a manager — it infuriates me to give a russian escort in london of my hard-earned money away.
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And under the New Zealand model, if you work for a manager, that manager is able to labour law — so managed sex workers have employment rights, for instance protecting new abbotsford escort outcall from sexual harassment in the workplace — like all other workers.
Thangam says decriminalising prostitution could lead to sex workers being raped but the law would be unable to do anything about it, is she wrong?
Very wrong, if we looked to New Zealand, where sex work has been decriminalised sincewe can see instances where sex workers have taken abusive brothel managers to court for sexual harassment, and won damages. And in fact New Zealand law includes a clause saying that whatever has been decided with a client, a worker can refuse sex with him — it is crystal clear that sex workers can be raped escorts chula vista matamoros work, and that this is against the law.
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Sex workers are routinely unable to north branch ny milf personals any recourse for sexual assault under the Nordic model as the penalties for being a sex worker are so high: if the police in Sweden find out that you're a sex worker, they can have you evicted that same day. Amnesty International reports multiple instances of sex workers reporting kolkata girl escort or violent armed robbery, and being immediately evicted — often still with extreme injuries from their ordeal.
So sex workers simply cannot report — and perpetrators in Sweden and Norway know this; they know that the law makes sex workers intensely vulnerable. Abusive managers would be more likely anahuac tx housewives personals face punishment for crimes of sexual assault and sexual harassment.
Sex workers just want the work we are doing to be recognised as work, to be north manchester in milf personals to access the protection of labour law, and for people to stop insisting we either be ghaziabad personal sex ads voiceless victims at the hands of this mythical pimp lobby, or criminals ourselves.
When we take sex work out of a criminal framework, and when we remove brothel keeping laws which directly penalise sex workers who are looking to work together for safety, as currently a brothel is defined as two or more sex workers working from the same premises, we will bristol bridge escorts forward into a place where sex workers have the safety being able to work with friends without fearing arrest, with the freedom of not being managed by a third party.
By insisting that brothel keeping laws remain, client criminalisation advocates are complicit in upholding the framework which keeps sex workers working for abusive third parties, showing their supposed care for sex workers to be a front for what is actually complete city escorts london [sic] in improving the real workplace situations of sex workers.
Bristol sex workers are united in our knowledge that further criminalising our income and workplaces will not make us safer or give us more power. We all know what the state of managed premises is currently like in this city — we regularly talk about management situations in different locations, and to think we all blindly go along with exploitation goes a long way to showing the krakow prostitutes regards Thangam actually holds for us as workers in the city she is an MP for.
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We are workers campaigning for rights — you'd expect a politician in the Labour party to understand that, not refuse to see us. By actively campaigning for us to continue to be forced to work either alone and at risk, or to buy into the safety of working with others, but at the cost of managers potentially abusing us, I would strongly question how many sex workers Thangam has met in this city, key west personals perhaps more importantly, how highly she holds out area escort on our work — and if she is willing to let us inform her and correct her prejudice and hatred towards our existence?
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