Liverpool Demo against Pimps and Hoes Night
Posted by charliegrrl on April 15, 2007
Feminists in Liverpool demonstrated Easter Sunday against a regular club night called Pimps and Hoes, whereby women are encouraged to dress up as ‘Hoes’.
A protest was held on Easter Sunday outside a ‘Playboy Pimps and Hoes’ Easter Ball at the Ice bar on Whitechapel in Liverpool City Centre. The protest highlighted the trivialisation of prostitution (party-goers’ were asked to dress as ‘pimps and hoes’) and called for an end to using women as sex objects. Protesters held placards displaying sexist comments and cartoons printed in ‘Playboy’ and handed out leaflets. The cartoons printed in ‘Playboy’ trivialise and make a joke out of rape and sexual harassment (the ones on the thisisplayboy site) . Although the protest was small and peaceful, protesters were intimidated by some security personnel and threatened with arrest over apparent ‘littering offences’. The so-called ‘officer’ who threatened arrest claimed to be a British Transport Policeman stationed at Manchester Piccadilly. However, when protesters contacted British Transport Police to make a complaint at their treatment, there was no record of the name and badge number of the officer. However when Protesters returned to the Ice Bar for clarification of the Constable’s badge number they were met with intimidation from doormen and staff at the ‘Privilige’ strip-club next door. None of the staff and doormen seemed to know anything about the mysterious ‘police officer’, despite one of them looking identical to the elusive Constable (except he had changed his clothes!). This man may be guilty of impersonating of a police officer and also of suppressing free-speech.
Anyone intrested in joining further protests please contact me- Becky 05008300@HOPE.AC.UK