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Nordic Model of prostitution for the UK

(11 Posts)
TheGroganator Wed 27-Apr-16 12:06:08

We set up Nordic Model Now ! in the wake of the backdoor legalisation of prostitution in the Leeds Tolerance zone.
Other boroughs are now considering introducing these zones.
We have a FB page Nordic Model Now and our website add is www.nordicmodelnow.org
We are marching on May Day in London, to tell the sex trade that prostitution is not an answer to the poverty of women and children.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1037993536270592/

Curviest Thu 19-May-16 18:12:00

About time too! I would be wholly against legalisation. That would make all men think it was perfectly acceptable, and didn't constitute cheating.

TheGroganator Thu 19-May-16 19:23:47

Exactly ! Normalisation - so that your child if not very academic, could be offered the option of 'brothel work' as a career.
Or an unemployed woman could be forced to take brothel work or face benefit cuts.
Please visit our fb page if you'd like.

Jellybeam Thu 19-May-16 19:35:12

so that your child if not very academic......

Many young women are financing their degrees through sex work. So what a load of bs

AppleMagic Thu 19-May-16 19:36:21

Not sure that's any better Jellybeam

TheGroganator Thu 19-May-16 20:02:03

Well no female should have to endure violation of her body to survive.
Prostitution is no answer to female poverty or gender economic inequality !

EveryoneElsie Fri 27-May-16 19:33:31

Jellybeam You didnt understand the point.

If prostitution were legalised, women could be told that they should be sex workers instead of claiming benefits.

EveryoneElsie Fri 27-May-16 19:35:28

TheGroganator Do you have more info on the Nordic Model?

sixinabed Fri 27-May-16 21:55:31

Thanks for the link, totally agree with the campaign. Very interesting website linked.

TheGroganator Fri 27-May-16 23:45:44

Hi EveryoneElsie- well the gist is
1.Decriminalise the women (mostly women) as they're victims.
2..Criminalise the buyers- as demand from men to have sexual access to women is the primary cause of P.
3. Implement Exit packages for women - income support, counselling, job training.
We think the Exit packages are key to help women avoid this abuse.

our website is nordicmodelnow.org
We are part of a global coalition of groups fighting for the Nordic Model after seeing the success in Sweden, Norway and the disasters that have happened where it's been legalised eg Germany, NZ, Holland.
And we set our group up in March firstly because we were horrified at the introduction of the 'Prostitution Tolerance Zone' in Leeds and the proposals to introduce them in other areas.
We also felt that there was a lack of organisation on the ground to inform the public what was happening.
There are some good events coming up which you might like to come to.
The first is a programme featuring survivors of prostitution telling their stories at Conway Hall, London in July.
There'll also be a talk on the Nordic Model on June 19th.
All the Best, Ellen

TheGroganator Sun 29-May-16 05:57:31

Thx sixinabed - if you've got any ideas for strategy we'd be greatful - or if you wanted to do stuff in your own area ?
Ellen

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