By Lauren Crosby Medlicott | Freelance Journalist
Street Offences Act 1959, Section 1.
The Crime and Disorder Act, 1998.
Sexual Offences Act 2003, Section 53.
Modern Slavery Act 2015
Criminalised for kerb crawling and working together, British sex workers feel they are fighting a desperate battle with the law to provide for themselves and their families. Continue reading
Tanya* is telling me just how important her Methodist Christianity is to her. We’re chatting over a video call, and I can see Tanya’s living room in the background. This also happens to be her workspace because Tanya, who is 50, is a full-time phone and cam sex worker. For Tanya, earning her living through sex work does not conflict with her religious beliefs at all. Tanya tells me that she had a client who talked to her about his enjoyment of wearing women’s clothing. He confided in her because they both shared the same religious identity.
- Surging household costs take heavier toll on women
- Sex workers see earnings shrink as clients stay away
- Newcomers at risk from lack of information, support
LONDON – Online sex worker Martha blames Britain’s cost-of-living crisis for her dwindling earnings – partly due to increased competition as soaring household bills push more women to sell sex. Continue reading