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Breaking News ..

The EHRC (Equality and Human Rights Commission) is looking into whether to investigate Advertising Regulator, the ASA, for breaking Equality Law by allowing Sex Ads in Newspapers!

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Looking Back ..

It's been a jam packed year and there seems to be a real rekindling of protest against porn, activism against advertising and standing up to sleaze .. check it out here

Looking Forward..

.. with Laughter

We're thrilled to have the awesome Maureen Younger ('one of the best MCs in the country') host a comedy show for us with a line up of real funny gals including TV's Zoe Lyons!

Tickets £8

Info & Booking

8pm Jan 11

Looking Forward..

..with Activism

Jan we'll be outside the Royal Courts of Justice with many others supporting survivors of Prostitution having their criminal records struck off.

Feb Camden Council is in the High Court to stop Strip Club, The Red Rooms, having a floor of private booths. We'll be giving evidence and protesting!

We'll also see a national day of action against Ann Summers link up with Pornhub

And lobbying to stop age restriction of Online Porn being 'regulated' by the company behind Pornhub

And much more ..

(and yes hasn't Pornhub been busy. It's even launched a "sex education" channel, or so called 'wellness centre' for school kids - suitably slated here)

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Dec 3rd Evening Standard Protest

Osborne

Join us (and the paparazzi!) at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards and ask its editor, George Osborn, to scrap the Sex Ads from the ES.

After all, if the ES is making money from advertising sex chat & prostitution where exactly has the money come from to pay for 'Best Actress' Award!

More Info : Sun 3 Dec 7pm  Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London

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Anti Porn Conference

hardcoreWe're thrilled to be talking at this great conference on 'pornogander' and how to challenge it, with wonderful speakers including the legendary Sheila Jeffries.

So if you're in Gloucester and concerned by porn, please join us and some fabulous speakers.

More Info:  Sat 9 Dec 10.30- 16.30   Blackfriars Priory, Gloucester.
Details: Here
Hosted by:  Critical Sisters

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Protest at Porn Awards

It was great to join protesters outside the 'Adult Industry' (aka porn) Awards on Tues night at Leicester Square.

A surprising number of people, including many men, came up to us to find out what was going on and where genuinely supportive of our concerns.

The fact that the awards had categories like 'MILF' and 'GILF' of The Year rather helped make the case for us (i.e. 'Mother I'd Like to F***' and 'Grandmother I'd Like to F***')

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Success!

TUC Says NO to Pimps!

The TUC has voted resoundingly against a motion to decriminalise pimps and punters.

The motion was brought by train driver's union Aslef (95% male members), backed by the GMB, who had already been lobbied hard by the sex industry. Clearly getting the TUC to support the legitimising of the sex trade is a key goal of the industry.

This is despite the fact that the TUC's own Women's Conference support the diametrically opposite stance and call for the criminalising of pimps and punters as the only way to end the sex trade and all the abuse associated with it.

Congrats and thanks to all (including Nordic Model Now! who were busy talking and flyering ASLEF and TUC delegates).

Read All About It!

Nordic Model Now! exposes the flaws in the motion and misrepresentations at the TUC Congress fringe meeting

Harriet Harman on why she opposed it

Kat Banyard, a leading authority on laws around prostitution

 

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ASA to End Gender Stereotyping

Yay! The ASA's report on Sexual Stereotyping is just released and it shows real understanding of the harm of gender stereotyping and a move to end this in advertising. 

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