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Good ECP video at Slut walk- Shame about the stereotyping.

I think that the essential message within this video is important. I don’t personally agree in any way with the politics or the assumption that sex workers are all poor women forced to sell sex through circumstances. I find that insulting. People choose sex work for all kinds of reasons and most people who are “poor” do not sell sex. Selling sex is an option, a choice among many. I loath the stereotyping of sex workers in this manner.
I also wish that the ECP and their friends would recognise that the labour Party has led a nasty crusade against sex workers. Before being thrown from office it was the Labour Party that made things much worse by increasing the powers of the police to arrest sex workers and by encouraging the police to raid sex worker premises because they would benefit substantially because of changes within the proceeds of crime act.
The present government is not perfect by any means but they are not ideologically driven to hate sex workers unlike the previous Labour administration and they at least are talking to sex workers. I feel frustrated that the political bias of the ECP and other groups in London are hampering efforts to forge links with the present government.

Unfortunately those with strong left wing political opinions control the leadership of sex worker groups and therefore dictate the nature of relations with any government, not least the present administration. When the president of the GMB sex worker London branch publicly declares his unwillingness to talk to conservatives for example then you understand the problems the industry faces by not having lobbyists fit to the task in hand. This is why it is so important that moderates and real industry representatives become more involved in representing sex workers. Personal politics should not affect your ability to lobby with any government regardless of the political colour of that government.
Sadly I fear that so often those representing sex workers at government level within the UK are the real enemy.

The basic message within this video however is good and that is why I have posted it on Harlots. Enjoy.

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