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Legal Challenge vs Strip Clubs March 2018

Sheffield - Don't Honour Stringfellow

Sheffield City Council petitioned to hounour Sheffield lad 'made good', Peter Stringfellow. We host a counter petition:

Sheffield Star
Times Up for Strip Clubs
The growing campaign to expose strip clubs and end this branch of the sex trade

Sky News - Sammy Woodhouse & Not Buying It

Legal Challenge - Success!

In June 2018, Sheffield City Council conceded whilst in Court that it had broken equality law when creating a 'no limit' policy for strip clubs. We spearheaded the Court Case against the Council, along with a coalition of women's groups, MPs, Sheffield Councillors and former lap dancers:

The Guardian
BBC (at 1:24)
Sheffield Star
Sheffield News
Leading Barrister gives evidence to Parliamentary Select Committee [Strip Clubs and Sexual Harassment]
BBC Radio Sheffield: Council spend of £130K and counting defending local strip industry

Legal Challenge to Strip Clubs

Coverage of Legal Proceedings we spearheaded against Sheffield Council for breaching equality law when it introduced a 'no limit' policy for strip clubs. We were joined by a coalition of women's groups, MPs, Sheffield's own Councillors, former lap dancers and many others:

The Sunday Politics Show
The Guardian   
Sheffield Star
Sheffield Star (campaigners vs Spearmint Rhino)
BBC News   
BBC Look North
, opening item [Louise Whitfield, DPG, of Legal Team]
BBC Look North opening item  [Zero Option & Sammy Woodhouse]

JUS News
Sheffield News
Sheffield Star (first stage of the legal challenge)

Sheffield Shame, Spearmint Rhino Re-licensed

Despite already being found in breach of equality law when previously licensing Spearmint Rhino strip club, Sheffield City Council re-licensed this club to fierce opposition from local residents, women's groups and former lap dancers from the club itself.

The Tab
Sheffield Star
Unheard  Overarching analysis by Julie Bindel 
'Left wing' students are selling out women to capitalism