Ipswich Reclaim The Night
Posted by charliegrrl on January 4, 2007
There is a report on Indymedia of the Ipswich Reclaim The Night.
300 people attended from all over the country.
Although I applaud those who made such an event happen, I felt unease in reading what a speaker said from The English Collective of Prostitutes:
She said prostitution is not abuse, in and of itself. It is the value system that causes problems. She asked those attending to oppose the proposed criminalisation of men. Our priority should be safety for the women, and all criminalisation drives women underground, away from help.
So, I ask myself how, at a Reclaim The Night march, can a speaker be stating that prostitution isn’t abuse and that we should not condemn men who pay for sex..?