There has been some excellent news for sex workers in the last few days. It seem that in parliament, the Home Affairs Select Committee has called for the decriminalisation of sex work. If acted upon, it will open up a whole new, safer world for sex workers all over the country.
Brothels have a pretty poor reputation in the media. Whenever you hear about them, it is so that the newspapers can cheer that yet another one has been shut down. They are always thought to be home to women forced to work in this life, who have been trafficked in from other countries and forced to sell their bodies and souls to make a little bit of money that will then be taken from them. It’s all very doom and gloom and we rarely hear about the positives of working in a brothel.
Anyone who has been keeping up with the news over the last week will realise that A) England have just won the Ashes (get in!) and B) Amnesty International have decided to push for the decriminalisation of sex work (get in!) This is a great move as it will mean the day that sex workers are safer whilst participating in their line of work will get closer.
A report from the Institute for Economic Affairs has stated that prostitutions should be fully decriminalised as attempts to control the sex trade have proven ineffective and a waste of money.