Tag: feminisms

Sexbuyer laws: War on clients, says Israeli MP

laura agustin , January 8th, 2019


Sexbuyer laws now exist in eight countries at the national level: Israel, France, Canada, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden. I use the term sexbuyer laws because in…


→The Naked Anthropologist

Sex workers may unionise – but can prostitutes? The case of Sindicato OTRAS

laura agustin , November 26th, 2018


Last week a Madrid tribunal declared that sex workers can unionise but prostitutes can’t – or that’s what it comes down to. Sindicato OTRAS was granted conventional union…


→The Naked Anthropologist

Highways as sexwork-places, with chairs

laura agustin , July 17th, 2018


When the topic is selling sex outdoors, mainstream media stick to the same photos over and over. Generally now posed, the shots show young female bodies chopped off…


→The Naked Anthropologist

Back to Barcelona: Migration and Sex Work

laura agustin , May 17th, 2018


In the late 90s I created an email listserv called Industria del Sexo for migrants and sex workers to discuss issues in any Romance language (excluding English was…


→The Naked Anthropologist

Grid girls and the Presidents Club: Women and sexist jobs

laura agustin , April 12th, 2018


In 1995, my friend’s 17-year-old daughter Ermina was looking for work in Santiago, Chile. The obvious job available to her was posing in a short skirt beside cars…


→The Naked Anthropologist

Strike4Decrim on Women’s ‘Day’ Soho 8 March 2018

laura agustin , March 12th, 2018


I was glad to be able to participate in the Strike4Decrim events on the evening of 8 March – International Women’s Day. In general I’m no fan of…


→The Naked Anthropologist

The New Abolitionist Model

laura agustin , December 20th, 2017


The New Abolitionist Model By Laura Agustín, was published in Jacobin Magazine 6 December 2017. I wrote this after reading Julie Bindel’s new book but my thoughts are…


→The Naked Anthropologist

Paying for sex in Graham Greeneland: Sex work in fiction

laura agustin , June 19th, 2017


The other day I lightly said It’s a blokey thing to a young person who replied That’s a sexist thing to say! The next day another young person heard me use…


→The Naked Anthropologist

Paying for sex in Graham Greeneland: Sex work in fiction

laura agustin , June 19th, 2017


The other day I lightly said It’s a blokey thing to a young person who replied That’s a sexist thing to say! The next day another young person heard me use…


→The Naked Anthropologist

Social-Problem novels and The Three-Headed Dog

laura agustin , May 29th, 2017


I was interviewed in an old pub in Stoke Newington next to a photo-plaque memorialising Writers and Reformers.* I suppose it was by chance, but maybe not. Campaigners…


→The Naked Anthropologist

Social-Problem novels and The Three-Headed Dog

laura agustin , May 29th, 2017


I was interviewed in an old pub in Stoke Newington next to a photo-plaque memorialising Writers and Reformers.* I suppose it was by chance, but maybe not. Campaigners…


→The Naked Anthropologist

Thinking about sex work as work: Dublin Anarchist Book Fair

laura agustin , March 12th, 2017


I gave a talk called Thinking about sex work as work on 6 April 2013 at the Dublin Anarchist Book Fair. Local abolitionists and anti-prostitution folks were attacking…


→The Naked Anthropologist