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Re: SNP passes motion to Criminalise the Purchasing of Sex in Scotland
« Reply #45 on: 19 March 2017, 09:10:58 am »
It still has to get through Holyrood.

Scot-pep are doing quite a lot on this.

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Re: SNP passes motion to Criminalise the Purchasing of Sex in Scotland
« Reply #46 on: 19 March 2017, 10:44:21 am »
It still has to get through Holyrood.

Scot-pep are doing quite a lot on this.

Indeed it does, but I don't hold out much hope since I don't think any of the other parties have a track record of being emancipated about this

The strange thing is the reason it didn't get through last time is because the SNP opposed the original Labour proposal! Complete U turn or what

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Re: SNP passes motion to Criminalise the Purchasing of Sex in Scotland
« Reply #47 on: 19 March 2017, 03:46:58 pm »
There is an article in the Independent today, with many comments criticising the decision. It appears that there is still a sizable chunk of the SNP who do not agree with it either, plus the Green Party are for full decrim.

I would like to hope that with the possibility of indyref2 on the horizon, considerable pressure being placed on the SNP may make them realise they are ultimately going to kick an own goal. They want indyref2 - remember that. I am still discussing things with people at SCOT-PEP. There is a lot being planned and discussed. And the Green Party were on our side.

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Re: SNP passes motion to Criminalise the Purchasing of Sex in Scotland
« Reply #48 on: 19 March 2017, 04:25:38 pm »
How long Do you think it will take to make it official ? If it goes threw I hope it doesn't .

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Re: SNP passes motion to Criminalise the Purchasing of Sex in Scotland
« Reply #49 on: 19 March 2017, 04:29:44 pm »
Guy will Proberly be even more paranoid of hotels now .

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Re: SNP passes motion to Criminalise the Purchasing of Sex in Scotland
« Reply #50 on: 19 March 2017, 05:58:25 pm »
There is a local authority election in May, they will likely be waiting to see how they fare at that as well. Again, with indyref2 chattering, it is going to bring out unionists and ardent Yes supporters. Personally I will be changing my support to the Greens - I've never been a dyed in the wool SNP supporter, never quite forgiven them for Souter, and now they're happy to expose themselves as the SWERF party, I'm out.

I would say that if you do live in Scotland and are registered to vote, you do hit the SNP where it hurts - the threat of losing indyref2. People do not think they have voices when it comes to governments when they do; it would appear that the SNP chose to ignore, shout down and patronise people at Aberdeen. You have more than a vote.

But if they want to depict us as stupid little 'Prostituted Women' who need saved, Ash & co are in for a rude awakening.

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Re: SNP passes motion to Criminalise the Purchasing of Sex in Scotland
« Reply #51 on: 20 March 2017, 06:14:02 am »
So all the research that's done on sex work, have they learned nothing ? Maybe they focus too much on the workers and not enough on the clients ? From my side of the coin, I can see it as a marriage saving service, seriously, if anyone carried out thorough research the conclusion would be favourable to keep it legal, by criminalising it they are scaring men from seeking services, which will then result in sexually frustrated men all over the place, higher divorce rates, higher domestic violence rates, higher sex crime rates, higher affairs, higher depression rate...the list would go on and on...

This move is not constructive at all, they should change the laws in favour of sex work and allow girls to work in 2's for safety and cost efficiency.

Stop focusing on the act itself and look at making it safer, eradicate the pimps and brothels who extort the girls, make it so that it is more regulated and accepted as an occupation.

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Re: SNP passes motion to Criminalise the Purchasing of Sex in Scotland
« Reply #52 on: 20 March 2017, 12:44:31 pm »
Okay, now I can be relatively open about some stuff - there is also a lot more to follow. Keep an eye out on independent Scottish media - there will be things being released in the coming weeks. Positive things!

SCOT-PEP will also pay travel & childcare costs for those who want to get involved in SW activism and can travel to Edinburgh. It is also sex worker-led and they are lovely. I will be around to help with policies as well as other things in response to the SNP move, so there is a lot of things going on behind the scenes. You don't have to put your working name, let alone your real name, to anything, so please don't feel your voice won't matter or you can't speak out.


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Re: SNP passes motion to Criminalise the Purchasing of Sex in Scotland
« Reply #53 on: 21 March 2017, 08:59:18 am »
I would advise you all to have a look on the National - I can post the link here but not sure if Amy would want the traffic being sent so I've edited it :)

Positive stuff.

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Re: SNP passes motion to Criminalise the Purchasing of Sex in Scotland
« Reply #54 on: 21 March 2017, 04:49:59 pm »
As published in the National today, a group of us have started SexWorkers4Yes - an activist group with a pro-independence stance, but also seeking to make our voices louder against the SNP policy.

You don't have to be political and you don't have to put your working name out there if you would like to remain totally anonymous. We are sex workers representing sex worker voices in Scotland. But we are working quite hard to get our voices heard, especially in the height of ScotRef/indyref2. If you would like to be a part of it, please either drop me a PM or you can find us on Twitter/Facebook.

Apologies if this isn't the right place to post this.

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Re: SNP passes motion to Criminalise the Purchasing of Sex in Scotland
« Reply #55 on: 21 March 2017, 06:36:23 pm »
Thanks for posting this - It's hugely important to have this brought to attention and for use to support scotland. I would be very dishearted to hear of this ever going through.

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Re: Criminalisation of the Purchase of Sex Bill in Scotland
« Reply #56 on: 23 February 2019, 12:44:00 pm »
Just saw this come up on the news BBC one Scot. It was a debate at some conference. Hope the bill does not pass

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Re: Criminalisation of the Purchase of Sex Bill in Scotland
« Reply #57 on: 23 February 2019, 10:02:30 pm »
Just saw this come up on the news BBC one Scot. It was a debate at some conference. Hope the bill does not pass

It was the Scottish Lib Dems who had a motion to reverse their support for decrim and instead support the nordic model. The motion didn't pass.