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Thursday 9 June 2016
Featured Feminism News Sexuality

sex workers protest against salvos’ ongoing discrimination

Eden Faithfull
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In 2009, the Salvation Army capitalised on the discrimination of sex workers through a derogatory promotion for their Red Shield Appeal. After protests and a threat of a “red ban”, the Salvation Army were forced to publically apologise and withdraw their ads about “Rick”, an alleged sex worker they had “rescued” from his industry. Unfortunately…
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Thursday 8 October 2015
Film

‘it could be him’: the new musical London Road and gendered violence

Marie Davis
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There are many aspects of London Road that are just plain weird. This musical-turned-film is based on the true events surrounding the serial murders of five female sex workers in 2006 by Steve Wright, taking interviews about the crimes verbatim and turning them into snazzy show-tunes. But perhaps what is most unique about London Road…
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Tuesday 18 August 2015
Featured Feminism Sexuality

amnesty in policy: amnesty international supports decriminalising sex work

Arabella Close
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Amnesty International has voted in support of advocating for the decriminalisation of sex work. ‘Sex workers are one of the most marginalised groups in the world who in most instances face constant risk of discrimination, violence and abuse,’ the organisation said in a statement. ‘This [is] the best way to defend sex workers’ human rights…
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Wednesday 31 July 2013
Featured News

a woman was brutally murdered in melbourne, but you probably don’t even know her name

Claire Jansen
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  ‘In loving memory of Tracy. The world will miss your sparkly eyes and smile.’ Those are the words written in black texta on pink paper that were taped to a wrought iron fence over the weekend at the site of Tracy Connelly’s murder in Melbourne. Described as gorgeous, funny, intelligent, and articulate, forty year…
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Wednesday 18 July 2012
Culture

happy hookers

Siobhan
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Back in November 2011, Kaylia Payne wrote about commodification of human bodies and where society draws the line in regard to human trafficking and the trade of women’s bodies for money. Rightly outraged, she wrote about the Sydney escort agency selling off the virginity of a 19 year old and how this seemed to be…
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