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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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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!)

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International Conference - Come Join Us

Filia logoJoin us at Feminism in London, one of the UKs largest International Conferences on Women's Rights, with speakers like Bianca Jagger and Shami Chakrabati!

Come and find out how you can challenge strip clubs at 'La La Land' (Sat AM) - with prominent campaigners from across the UK, including Not Buying It

And come see us at our stall!

Feminism in London, spread over 2 days, with some 1,000 delegates has speakers from across the globe, from academics to activists talking about every issue you can imagine (and some you possibly can't)

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ASA Confused

The ASA has tightened up codes to stop the sexualisation of children under 18. A welcome move.

But their refusal to kick porn and sex ads out of newspapers highlights some very confused thinking. Apparently it is not an issue of child protection to expose underage children in the most mainstream manner possible to sexualised messages about young women (often barely over 18) or totally inappropriate industries, like prostitution!

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Success!

BMA says NO to Pimps

We are thrilled that the BMA voted last week not to legitimise pimps and punters, rejecting a motion by Junior Doctors to 'fully decriminalise' the sex industry (which means decriminalising pimps, brothel keepers and punters as well as prostitutes).

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Strip Joint Licensing is Anti-Equalities

 It's official: Strip Joints are Anti-Equality not a 'Moral Issue' thanks to a landmark case against Sheffield City Council and their licensing of notorious strip chain, Spearmint Rhino.

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