SUCCESS! £5K Raised to Start Legal Challenge to Strip Clubs

not buying it

Legal Challenge to Say

We did it! Thanks to you we've met out £5K target - the minimum needed to initiate legal proceedings against a council having no limit on strip clubs.

A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who donated!!

And if you haven't, but would like to contribute to this ground breaking challenge you still can here. Any extra raised could be used if the case goes through to the next stage or to better support the team right now.

What happens now? The legal team submits papers making the case that Sheffield City Council did not consider equality law when it decided there should be no limit on strip clubs. A Judge then decides if we have a case.

If the Judge says 'yes' this send a strong message to the entire strip industry and all local councils that they must consider equality law properly when forming their policies over strip clubs. It also means we could potentially pursue the case further and take the Council to court which would force it to re-write its policy and of course sends an even stronger message to local councils and the strip industry.

We’ll keep you posted over the coming weeks.

And a HUGE THANK YOU again!!!

Donate Here

Pop Up Strip Clubs

Unlicensed, Unregulated, Unacceptable

Even if a council has a policy of NO strip clubs (as Cheltenham does) there is absolutely nothing it can do about 'pop up' strip venus because the law allows for 'occasional' stripping without any regulation, licensing or controls.

The end result? Local towns like Cheltenham turn into 'walk through brothels' during its horse racing festival. Women in 'pop up' strip venues having to literally fight off sexual assaults from punters and women working in other pubs and bars being told they have to put up with being groped during race season.

Covered in The Times and The Mail

(of course the Mail features plenty of 'sexy' promotional images from the very strip club operators they are condemning)

Check out CheltFems - local campaigners fighting this here and on twitter here: @Chelt_Fems

Brave New Media

And finally, a big welcome to everyone's who's joined us from the Media Reform conference last weekend. An amazing event, that we were honoured to speak at, that plotted out the ideal of a new way to do media unbeholden to consumerism, advertising and profiteering .. roll on that day!

But we must make sure this Brave New Media has no space for misogyny or the patriarchy too or it won't be all that brave or all that new after all.

Find out about the Media Reform Coalition here

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