The Sex Industry: A job Like any other?
In the current ‘cost of living’ crisis the idea that prostitution can be a normal job, where you choose your hours & your ‘clients’ has become prevalent. But is it really a normal job? When you scrape off the sugar-coating, many of the things we expect in the workplace (like career progression, or H&S legislation) simply do not exist.
This event will hear from women who have lived experience of the reality of the sex trade, & from those who are working to bring about change.
Come along to hear a feminist take on these issues & how we can resist.
Fiona Broadfoot: Introduction. The idea that prostitution is a normal job & a good solution to women’s financial desperation is gaining ground, especially as the ‘cost of living’ crisis & years of austerity policies disproportionately impact women. Drawing on her own experience in the sex trade & her many years working with marginalised women & girls, Fiona will discuss whether prostitution can ever be an acceptable solution to women’s poverty in a modern democratic society.
Esther: Can prostitution ever conform with our laws, regulations & practices relating to employment? Drawing on her inside knowledge of the sex industry and her extensive legal research, Esther will discuss the H&S, employment, equality law & safeguarding implications of considering prostitution a regular job.
Gemma Aitchison: Where does it start and where does it end? Gemma's talk will explore where male violence against women & girls comes from & will outline the contemporary backdrop of what’s going on for girls today. Ending in a call to action to change the world Gemma invites you to stand with her to make the world a better place for our boys & girls alike.
Mia De Faoite: What is the Nordic Model? Mia will introduce the Nordic Model & explain why, as a prostitution survivor, she believes it is the best way forward.
Additional speakers to be confirmed
2pm - 5pm
Standard tickets are £5, solidarity tickets are £10, and concessionary tickets are £3.
Please select the ticket price that best matches your financial circumstances.
Central Manchester: We will email ticket holders with the venue details M1 6FU
Sat 25 February