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POSTPONED – Revolting Prostitutes, the fight for sex workers’ rights, with Juno Mac and Molly Smith

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Date(s) - Sunday, 29th March
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Five Leaves Bookshop


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How the law harms sex workers—and what they want instead…

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 this talk, 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.

Juno Mac is a sex worker and activist with the Sex Worker Advocacy and Resistance Movement (SWARM), a sex worker–led collective with branches in London, Leeds and Glasgow.

Molly Smith is also a  sex worker and activist with the Sex Worker Advocacy and Resistance Movement. She is also involved with SCOT-PEP, a sex worker–led charity in Scotland. She has written articles on sex work policy for Guardian and New Republic.

In association with Verso Books

Admission: £4.00 (£2 students) including refreshments

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