Tag Archives: Swedish model

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?

The Rose Alliance Condemns French Vote!

Rose Alliance strongly condemns the vote by French National Assembly which criminalises the clients of sex workers in France. We stand in solidarity with the French sex workers who have fought against the introduction of this law and feel deep sorrow that yet another country has chosen the same path as Sweden despite evidence of the harm this path has caused here. Continue reading The Rose Alliance Condemns French Vote!

Laura Lee Blog – I Need Your Help!

As you know, I have been fighting the Swedish model for two years in Northern Ireland now and in spite of my best attempts, it came into law on June 1st. I have instructed Counsel and am ready to raise a judicial review at the High Court in Belfast. It’s going to cost £7,000 to get heard, and that’s where you come in. Continue reading Laura Lee Blog – I Need Your Help!

Amnesty International to Vote on Sex Work Decriminalisation Move

It is a very important day today, with Amnesty International’s international council voting today as to whether they should advocate the decriminalisation of sex work. For months we have heard that the greatest human rights group on the planet will be debating whether to take this monumental step, and now the day is finally here. Continue reading Amnesty International to Vote on Sex Work Decriminalisation Move

The Laura Lee Blog – Irish Tatler

As an Irish sex worker, I have a lot of experience in the sex industry, 22 years in fact. I started at the age of 19, as the Saturday girl in a massage parlour. I was going through university and wanted to leave debt free. I also didn’t want to be tied down to working in a pub or a restaurant three/four nights a week. It’s not the most orthodox path for a student to take, but it’s increasingly common now, and for me it worked. Continue reading The Laura Lee Blog – Irish Tatler