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Old 06.06.2010, 15:56
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June 2nd the International Whores Day

SEX workers have rallied in Sydney to demand an end to "whore-phobic" attitudes and greater protection under anti-discrimination laws.

Chanting "sex worker rights are human rights" and "no bad whores, just bad laws", dozens of protesters marched from the Opera House today in a bid to have their rights recognised.

Many carried red umbrellas, a symbol of the global movement, while others made statements with T-shirts reading "whore power" and "sluts unite".


"We are human beings, we are people, we do a job and we are continually vilified for that job," sex worker Julie Bates said, noting that little had changed in the way of community attitudes during her 30-year career.


"So whilst we remained silenced, today is a chance for us to speak to the community, so we have a voice.

Organised by the Scarlet Alliance, a peak body representing the nation's estimated 20,000 sex workers, the event was one of several staged in capital cities across the country to commemorate International Whores Day.

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I wonder if there is an equivalent organisation for sex workers in CH. A related thread on CH is here.

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Re: June 2nd the International Whores Day

6,000 members of the normally tradional conservative Women's Institute in Hampshire, England have come out with a statement in favour of brothels,
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/3...-brothels.html
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