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GOOD NEWS from Ireland! They’re adopting the Nordic Model for prostitution of criminalizing only the sex buyers — while decriminalizing the prostituted women. Yay team! 🙂

    “The Immigrant Council of Ireland has welcomed the move, which it said was an important first step in “wrecking the business model” that had allowed pimps and traffickers to profit from exploiting women.

    The Council has been lobbying heavily for changes in the legislation for quite some time, highlighting the high number of women who have been trafficked into the trade, as well as violence, criminal and sexual assaults, and exploitation that are commonplace.”

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/purchase-of-sex-to-be-criminalised-under-new-law-1.2014953

Let’s hope that this new legislation and the similar new legislation in Canada lead many more countries to JUST SAY NO TO PROSTITUTION!

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Yay! Prostitution is now illegal in Canada! Plus there’s a new focus on DEMAND — through prosecuting pimps and johns — and on helping women exit the sex trade and transition to better lives. See basic details below, and the full press release covering all points at the link.

“The Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act is a “made-in-Canada” model, which directly targets the demand for this dangerous activity. The Act would introduce tough action to crack down on pimps and johns. For the first time, the purchase of sexual services would be criminalized, with tough penalties for those who exploit others through prostitution. The proposed legislation would also protect and safeguard our communities-in particular women, children, and those who are at risk of being drawn into prostitution-from the dangers associated with prostitution, including violence, drug-related crime, and organized crime.

“This model involves a significant overhaul of the Criminal Code’s treatment of prostitution and related activities. It would:

— Criminalize those who fuel the demand for prostitution, i.e. purchasers of sexual services;

— Continue to criminalize those who financially benefit from the exploitation of others through prostitution, such as pimps, and those who procure others for the purpose of prostitution;

— Prohibit advertising for the sale of others’ sexual services in print or online;

— Immunize those who sell their own sexual services from criminal liability for any part they play in the purchasing, material benefit, procuring or advertising offences;
Protect our communities by criminalizing communicating for the purpose of selling sexual services in public places where a child could reasonably be expected to be present;

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— Increase existing penalties relating to child prostitution.
“These measures will be supported by $20 million in new funding, including to support grassroots organizations dealing with the most vulnerable. Assistance will be provided to those who want to leave this dangerous and harmful activity; therefore, there will be an emphasis on funding programs that can help individuals exit prostitution.”

http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/statement-minister-justice-regarding-legislation-response-supreme-court-canada-ruling-1917491.htm

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NOTE: We acknowledge that this is not the same or as ideal as the full Nordic Model that abolitionists were hoping and working for, but it is still a HUGE improvement from previous laws, and an even greater leap from what pro-sex industry people were going for. So we consider this to be a significant success and an enormous step in the right direction. Go Canada! 🙂

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Here’s a thought-provoking article by Katha Pollitt (@KathaPollitt) calling out the Left on their support for prostitution. Go Katha!

“It’s one thing to say sex workers shouldn’t be stigmatized, let alone put in jail. But when feminists argue that sex work should be normalized, they accept male privilege they would attack in any other area. They accept that sex is something women have and men get (do I hear “rape culture,” anyone?), that men are entitled to sex without attracting a partner, even to the limited extent of a pickup in a bar, much less pleasing or satisfying her. As Grant says, they are buying a fantasy—the fantasy of the woman who wants whatever they want (how johns persuade themselves of this is beyond me). But maybe men would be better partners, in bed and out of it, if they couldn’t purchase that fantasy, if sex for them, as for women, meant finding someone who likes them enough to exchange pleasure for pleasure, intimacy for intimacy. The current way of seeing sex work is all about liberty—but what about equality?

I thought the left was about that, too.”

READ THE REST OF THIS EXCELLENT ARTICLE AT THE LINK BELOW: (And please don’t forget to like, comment and share to spread the word and support the cause. Thanks! :-))

http://www.thenation.com/article/179147/why-do-so-many-leftists-want-sex-work-be-new-normal#

PLEASE NOTE: This article was written by a feminist Leftist and is not criticizing ALL people who identify as “Leftists” or “feminists,” only those who support “sex work,” because, as the author correctly points out, such support is inconsistent with the stated true ideals of both the Left and feminism.

Photo credit: (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken) – via The Nation

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Here’s a great video of a policemen sharing how the Nordic Model for prostitution reduces sex trafficking!

NOTE: He lives and works in Sweden where it originated, and it’s his job to arrest sex buyers, so he is an expert!

VIDEO TITLE: Simon Häggström from Swedish police at EWL seminar on prostitution, 1 Oct 2013

VIDEO LINK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6O4xzzTqSU

INFO: The Nordic or Swedish Model reduces the DEMAND for prostitution by criminalizing the male buyers of sex, while decriminalizing the women in prostitution and helping them as needed, with exit and transition services, etc. And it WORKS to really reduce both prostitution and human trafficking.

This model was just approved by the European Parliament, so hopefully it will be implemented more all over Europe — and then in other places in the world, like here in the United States!

Below is another excellent but shorter video with the same eloquent Swedish policeman, telling it like it is about how effective the Nordic Model is for combating prostitution and sex trafficking. Very informative and inspirational!

VIDEO TITLE: Interview with Mr. Simon Häggström

VIDEO LINK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXXS8B8pkoA

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In case you missed it, the Nordic Model for prostitution was approved last week by the European Parliament! Yay team!! 🙂

[IB Times] — A vote at the European Parliament that supports the ‘Nordic Model’ of prostitution has been voted through with a large majority.

Put forward by Labour London MEP Mary Honeyball, the model of prostitution law criminalises the client instead of the sex worker.

At the vote, 343 members voted in favour of the report, 139 against and 105 people abstained. Commenting on the outcome, Honeyball said: “Today’s outcome represents a vital signal from MEPs that we cannot continue to tolerate the exploitation of women. Rather than blanket legalization, parliament has backed the more nuanced approach already practised in Sweden as a means of tackling prostitution. This punishes men who treat women’s bodies as a commodity, without criminalising women who are driven into sex work.

“The idea that prostitution is the ‘oldest profession’ leads some to think we should accept it as a fact of life – that all we can do is regulate it a little better. This course of action leads to an increase in prostitution levels, normalising the purchase of sex and ingraining the inequalities which sustain the sex industry.

“The outcome of today’s vote symbolises the changing attitudes of EU countries on this issue, and the desire of member states to learn from one another. I hope today’s result will encourage member states including the UK to be radical and ambitious enough to go Swedish.”

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http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/nordic-model-prostitution-approved-by-european-parliament-1438009

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Please support the March 8 protest against Amnesty International UK to oppose their pro #prostitution stand! And of course please also attend the event if you can! Thanks! 🙂

https://www.facebook.com/events/246732298841693/

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Please watch, like and share our new video! Thanks! 🙂

Professor and feminist MacKinnon discusses how prostitution and sex trafficking are forms of INEQUALITY for women and girls, and why the SWEDISH or NORDIC MODEL is the solution to overcoming this inequality in regards to the devastating harms of commercial sexual exploitation and sex slavery.

Also please don’t forget to COMMENT here and at YouTube, and to SUBSCRIBE to our SayNOtoProstitution channel. More new videos are coming soon!

YOUTUBE VIDEO LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qu5XFCAjP3A

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~~~ To learn more about the important issues raised in this video, please check out the many helpful references about prostitution harms in the DESCRIPTION of this video at YouTube (see link above). The description also contains some informative references about and by Catharine MacKinnon.

Additional info:

Prostitution Research & Education:

http://www.prostitutionresearch.com

Please feel free to also check out the VIDEO INTRODUCTION to this video, which talks about Catharine MacKinnon’s many qualifications and important accomplishments.

VIDEO LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7FGIA1SzQ4

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