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How should sex work operate in a wellbeing economy?

Feb 23rd
18:00 - 20:00
How should sex work operate in a wellbeing economy?
Join this member-led event for a discussion on the case for decriminalisation of sex work.

Would you like to explore the ideas underlying the economic, business and political forces transforming societies towards a regenerative and inclusive future? WEAll Read is for you.

About the discussion:

We will be exploring the case put forward for decriminalisation of sex work in comparison to other legal models in Juno Mac and Molly Smith’s ground breaking book ‘Revolting Prostitutes: the fight for sex workers’ rights’ .

‘Degrading’, ‘anti-feminist’ ‘objectifying’ are terms attached to what many will not even deem as work: sex work, or prostitution. But, with the number of sex workers in the UK estimated at around 72,800, the criminal laws that dictate how these (mostly) women live, and how this part of the economy operates, should be a subject of scrutiny and debate.

WEAll was set up to transform the economy to ensure it delivers social justice. What a ‘wellbeing economy’ looks like for some of the most marginalised in society, such as sex workers, is a vital topic of discussion.

Suggested resources to watch, listen & read:

‘Revolting Prostitutes: The Fight for Sex Workers’ Rights’ by Molly Smith and Juno Mac

Ted talk ‘The Ethical Stripper’

Disability and sex worker rights

Join our Whatsapp group to exchange further resource suggestions.

The Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WEAll)

The Wellbeing Economy Alliance WEAll is a collaboration of organisations, alliances, movements and individuals working together to change the economic system to one which serves people and planet, first and foremost. For us, the question is how: that’s why we set up WEAll Read. It’s a book club, running in Edinburgh, Glasgow and London, exploring the ideas behind the wellbeing economy and how best to take action.

Upcoming WEAll Read Events:

In March we will be exploring the arguments of prison abolitionists.

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