STOP AustraliaDecember 20, 2008
STOP (Sex Trade Opposition Project) was started in Western Australia by a group of feminists who were opposed to the Labour governments’ proposal to legalise prostitution in Western Australia. The legislation had the backing of the Greens and was passed despite opposition.
At the last feminist conference I went to in Brisbane I met up with a group of radical feminists to discuss the possiblity of launching a national campaign against prostitution in Australia. We decided to work together to build a national feminist movement against prostitution; to pressure the government to adopt the Swedish model which criminalises the buying and and selling of women as sex (the pimps and johns) but decriminalises the women caught in systems of prostitution.
We have started up an email group and a blog and would love to get more women involved in this campaign.
Click to join sextradeoppositionproject
Check out our blog: http://sextradeoppositionprojectaustralia.wordpress.com/
And our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=45549736586