The Pimping of Prostitution

The Pimping of Prostitution

The Pimping of Prostitution: Abolishing the Sex Work Myth
by Julie Bindel

Julie Bindel, author of The Pimping of Prostitution, will outline the key themes of her book and share details of her extraordinary journey travelling the world to uncover the truth about the sex trade. Julie will be joined in a panel discussion with sex trade survivors from the UK, Australia and USA/Canada who will be sharing their personal knowledge and experience about the sex trade.

The speakers will be discussing the most effective methods to abolish the system of prostitution.

LONDON FEMINIST FILM FESTIVAL

LONDON FEMINIST FILM FESTIVAL

The London Feminist Film Festival is back in August and is pairing up with the BFI to screen The Sealed Soil, the first ever film by an independent Iranian woman director, Marva Nabili, who had to smuggle the film out of 1970s Iran as the revolution unfolded. First screened in the UK in 1977 by the BFI, it tells the story of a young woman who resists patriarchal rule in a small village, and faces social backlash for defying her family’s pressure to get married. LFFF is bringing it back for its 40th anniversary.

Boots birth control controversy

Boots birth control controversy

Boots birth control controversy reveals Britain’s barriers to women’s reproductive freedom
by Kirstie Summers, FiLiA volunteer
July 2017

In 2016, it was revealed that women in Britain have to pay up to five times more for the morning after pill than women in Europe.

The European Consortium for Emergency Contraception, a group working to expand knowledge about and access to emergency contraception, released research comparing availability across the continent. It found that emergency contraception could be bought in France for as little as 7€, while in Britain it can cost as much as 42€, or £31.60. The prices in Britain and Ireland are the highest in all of Europe.

STATEMENTS IN SEMAPHORE

STATEMENTS IN SEMAPHORE

In 2016 Susan Merrick worked with a group of Artists at the National Archives to respond to some of the archives official documents on mental health. The National Archives will be touring the Artist responses to these documents throughout Autumn and Winter 2016/2017. Susan’s work is a film of her performance ‘Statements in Semaphore’ that she produced in May 2016. 

Get Naked At Work? Get Stuffed!

Get Naked At Work? Get Stuffed!

Get Naked At Work? Get Stuffed!

by Karen Ingala-Smith, Feminist and CEO of a charity working to end male violence against women and girls

nia, a London based charity supporting women and girls who have experienced sexual and domestic violence, strongly objects to Lush’s ‘Get Naked’ stunt in which staff across the USA, described as ‘willing participants’, worked naked, save an apron, purportedly to raise awareness of the environmental damage caused by excess packaging. 
We note from media coverage of the ‘events’ and also from a photograph on Lush’s website from earlier renditions in 2007 and 2008, that there is a marked preponderance of women, of course, young women.