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Busting Myths About Sex Work Decriminalisation

Everyone knows that we here at Escort Ireland want sex work decriminalisation. We have stated for a number of years that this is the best, safest method of managing the industry, and we are backed up by voices such as Amnesty International. However, it is true to say that there are many myths about this plan, with anti-sex work groups purveying them in the press and on social media. Whether they are doing this out of ignorance, or instead instigating a campaign of deliberate misinformation is open to debate. Continue reading Busting Myths About Sex Work Decriminalisation

Oxfam Under Review Following Haitian Prostitute Allegations

In times of crisis, relief efforts are welcome. Aid workers will travel to the areas in need of support and provide for them however they can, giving them the chance to slowly come back from whatever crisis has affected them. In 2011, Oxfam took part in the 2011 Haiti earthquake relief effort, but it has since become clear that there was more going on than simple aid work. Continue reading Oxfam Under Review Following Haitian Prostitute Allegations

Sex, Lies, and Statistics – The Laura Lee Blog

The title of this review should give you a good idea of what I’m going to be talking about with the following proviso; I enjoy sex and statistics, but I hate lies. For that reason I was very excited when Dr. Brooke Magnanti announced the release of her book, which addresses a lot of the common lies which are spun, quite deliberately, by prohibitionists against the sex industry. I’ve been a sex worker for a long time, so I know from first hand experience that a lot of the information which comes from prohibitionists is to put it kindly, erroneous in fact. Quite apart from the fact that Magnanti is herself a retired call girl, she’s also a scientist, kinda handy when it comes to statistical analyses. Continue reading Sex, Lies, and Statistics – The Laura Lee Blog

Does Making Buying Sex Illegal Increase Rape Threat?

We have had a lot to say about the criminalising of buying sex in Ireland. We have been clear that it makes things more dangerous for sex workers, and there is no need to go over those old arguments again. However, former British brothel owner Vivien Ella Walden, 68 says there could be another side effect, with a possible increase in rape and other sex crime. Continue reading Does Making Buying Sex Illegal Increase Rape Threat?