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Not Buying It Defeats Spearmint Rhino  [Jul 2020]


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#Times Up in Bristol?

Bristol’s proposal to end the high street misogyny of the strip trade is covered in light of the Sarah Everard murder and renewed calls to end the male attitudes that ultimately lead to such violence

Radio 5 Live
LBC Radio
The Times
BBC Politics West
Bristol Licensing Committee Discuss


We Defeat Spearmint Rhino 2020

Press Release

Sheffield Live


Barrister outlines case 

Filia Blog

Anti Porn Feminists


Judge Rules against Rhino 2019

Judge rules against Spearmint Rhino in its court case vs Not Buying It

Press Release

The Guardian


Our legal team explain entire case

Short Legal Outline

Short Legal Outline: Inform Blog

In depth Legal Analysis



Camden Spearmint Rhino 2019

Sexual contact rife at Spearmint Rhino flagship club despite 63 CCTV cameras

Press Release 

Evening Standard: “I can touch you” [2019]

Camden Citizen : “£20 for ‘milkshake’ to suck women’s breasts” [2019]


Camden Strip Clubs 2019

We give evidence to Camden Council about its strip clubs

Press Release: Camden ‘new’ Strip Club Policy – a Pimp’s Charter

Press Release: Camden Consult on ‘new’ Policy

Deputation with WEP Camden to meeting of full Council


Manchester Strip Clubs 2019

Sexual contact rife at Manchester’s clubs

Press Release 

The Times  [2019]

Manchester Evening News [2019] 

‘Untouchable Rhino’ 2019

200 breaches,  ‘unfit management’, 2 court cases showing breach of equality law, 3 of its lap dancers testify against it but still its relicensed

Press Release

Guardian [2019]

BBC News [2019]

BBC Radio Sheffield [2019] ‘What will it take to shut it down?’

Council leaks emails of all who comment on Spearmint Rhino, including rape victims [2019]

Rhino STILL breaching licensing conditions [2020]

Sheffield refuses to set ‘zero limit’ on sex venues [2020]


‘Sex Acts, Unfit Management’ 2019

Council report: ‘200+ breaches and unfit management’ Spearmint Rhino Sheffield

Press Release 

BBC [2019]

Sheffield Telegraph [2019]

Sheffield Star [2019]


Wall-to-Wall Sexual Contact 2019

Undercover Investigators expose extreme sexual contact and sex acts

Press Release

BBC News

Sunday Times

Filia Podcast

BBC Radio Sheffield

JUS News

Sheffield Telegraph


Councillors Walk Out 2019

Councillors ‘too offended’ to hear what really happens in the strip club they license

BBC Radio Sheffield

Sheffield Star

Sheffield Live

Sheffield’s ‘Escort’ Councillor

Councillor linked to Escort agency has say in Sheffield’s strip club policy

Press Release 

Examiner Live [2020]

Sheffield Star [2020]

Whistle Blowing 2019

How whistle blowing is played out as ‘revenge porn’ by the powerful sex trade lobby

Victoria Derbyshire

Victoria Derbyshire

BBC 5 Live


 Legal Challenge 2018 – Success!

Sheffield City Council concedes breaching equality law with its pro-strip industry policy

Sheffield Shame- Summary of 2 legal actions

Statement by Legal Team
Legal Analysis
BBC [at 1:24] 
Sheffield Star
Sheffield News
Parliamentary Select Committee [Strip Clubs and Sexual Harassment]

Legal Challenge 2018



Press Release 

Sheffield Star


BBC Look North [Zero Option & Sammy Woodhouse] BBC Look North [lawyer Louise Whitfield, DPG] no longer available 🙁
BBC News no longer available 🙁
JUS News
Sheffield News
Sheffield Star
Sheffield Star 

Spearmint Rhino Re-licensed 2017

Despite breaching equality law when licensing Spearmint Rhino in 2016, the Council licensed it again in 2017

The Tab
Unheard: Overarching analysis by Julie Bindel
Sheffield Star
Medium: Left wing students’ ‘sell out’ to capitalism




Legal Challenge 2016 – Success!

Sheffield City Council concedes breaching equality law in its licensing of Spearmint Rhino Sheffield

IB Times


Strip Clubs are ‘Brothels Light’

Talk Radio: We talk about strip clubs and the wider sex trade 


Sheffield Say NO to Stringfellow

We urge Sheffield City Council not to honour Local Boy ‘made good’ [off the backs of women]


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]

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