Next Let’s talk about Marxist feminism…debating sex work

A monthly reading group exploring radical interpretations of women’s oppression.


sex-workers-rightsWhen?
 Monday 12 May • 6.30-8.30 pm

Where?  University London Union, Malet St, London, WC1E 7HY, room 2b

What are we reading? 

Sex work has long been a hotly debated issue amongst feminists. The debate has died down lately, but not because feminists agree!

Questions of what to think of, and how to campaign around sex work often pivot on the question of whether sex work can be considered work, or whether it is best seen as a form of violence against women.

Some argue for the abolition of sex work. Others stand for sex workers’ right to unionise and to fight for de-stigmatisation, decriminalisation and safer working practices. In March this year an all-party parliamentary group advocated the UK adopt the Nordic model – which decriminalises sex workers but makes purchasing sexual services illegal

It seems a good time for Marxist feminists to revisit the old debates and theories around sex work, and assess the new ideas and debates to sharpen up our arguments.

Reading is available on the Facebook event and the blog here – feel free to read as much or as little as you want and post other suggestions.

 

We welcome everyone to join us for discussion – the group is open to people of all genders and none. If you need childcare or other support get in touch and we can discuss what would be best. Bring food and snacks to share.

Please email women@workersiberty.org  or call 07883 520 852 for anything else you wish to know!

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About womensfightback17

Women’s Fightback is a socialist feminist paper and blog produced by members and supporters of the socialist group Workers' Liberty. Workers’ Liberty is a revolutionary socialist organisation fighting as part of the labour and student movements, and in campaigns, for a socialist alternative to capitalism, based on common ownership and democracy.

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