Revolting Prostitutes: The Fight for Sex Workers’ Rights | Juno Mac and Molly Smith
In these videos, Juno Mac and Molly Smith discuss the issues around the Nordic Model approach to prostitution law and how the criminalisation of sex work, the drug market and trafficking harms sex workers. They are the authors of Revolting Prostitutes: The Fight for Sex Workers’ Rights
The Nordic Model makes sex workers LESS safe
The Nordic Model is often seen as more progressive because it criminalises only the clients of sex workers. But the legislation prevents sex workers from working and living together, and it makes it harder for sex workers to earn money, making them LESS safe.
Deporting sex workers isn't 'rescue'
The criminalisation of migration creates the market for trafficking. Borders make people vulnerable; intensifying border policing produces exploitation for undocumented people. In criminalised markets there can be no regulations, no workers’ rights: this includes the drug market, sex work and trafficking.[book-strip index="1" style="buy"]
Do you have to think that prostitution is good to support sex worker rights? How do sex worker rights fit with feminist and anti-capitalist politics? Is criminalising clients progressive—and can the police deliver justice?
In Revolting Prostitutes, sex workers Juno Mac and Molly Smith bring a fresh perspective to questions that have long been contentious. Speaking from a growing global sex worker rights movement, and situating their argument firmly within wider questions of migration, work, feminism, and resistance to white supremacy, they make clear that anyone committed to working towards justice and freedom should be in support of the sex worker rights movement.