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"P0rn Should be Banned"

Join, and support us (!), at the UCL debate "This House Would Ban Pornography". 90% plus of porn shows women being abused. Much of the rest is worse, much worse. Just researching material for this debate has been harrowing. So please support us, Vote 'No' to porn. After all, how can it ever be 'Times Up' for sexual assault when the majority of men are now watching sexual assault?

Mon 7 pm Jan 29 UCL full details here

We are thrilled to be teaming up with Dr Heather Brunskill-Evans, an authority on pornography. Check out her book here

Volunteers Needed!

Concerned by the porn and sex trade and their normalising? Then help us! Come to a protest, help with research, help with social media, help design fliers and posters, come film our protests and debates (you just need a steady hand and an iPhone!).

Fight the huge negativity of our culture with fun, positive, like-minded folk and get an all-round 'warm fuzzy feeling'. Because together we really can make change happen.

Like to get involved? Drop us a line here no@notbuyingit.org.uk

Looking back..

Times Up .. for Sexual Assault?

It was great to be part of the Times Up rally on Sun 21st Jan with 1,000s of others and dozens of amazing speakers.

See the amazing placards, read some of the extensive press coverage

And come to more rallies in March! Watch This Space

Times Up .. for Criminalising Victims?

It was great to join the amazing women, their lawyers, Nia Project, Centre for Women's Justice and dozens of other supporters at the Royal Courts of Justice calling for an end to having to disclose 'being a common prostitute' as a criminal record for women (and men) who have escaped the horrors of prostitution.

We should know shortly what the Court decides.

Interestingly not a single pro-sex industry, pro 'sex worker' advocate group appeared to be there.

See just some of the extensive news coverage here

Centre for Women's Justice is now asking for donations to challenge the release of John Worboys. Support them here

.. But Always Time for Laughter

And a huge thank you to Maureen Younger, of MY Comedy, for a wonderful (much needed) night of laughs earlier in the month. Check out Maureen's blog on 'Times Up' here and check out her monthly all-female comedy shows in London and Birmingham here



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

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

Porn Protest

porn noJoin us This Thursday to protest against yet another Porn Awards Ceremony.

This time it's the 'Paul Raymond' Awards (Raymond was yet another billionaire pornographer and the UK's first strip club operator).

And it's hosted by the delightful Dapper Laughs (you remember the 'comedian' who was pulled from TV because of his rape jokes, songs like 'Proper Moist' and his 'dating advice' that incited sexual harassment. He even managed to demean the homeless on the way).

And who said porn was sexist!

When and Where

Thurs 9 Nov 7pm
Leicester Square
opposite Burger King

(You'll easily spot the banners!)

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

 

read more..

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. 

read more..