Sex workers are at the coalface of gender injustice
On 3 June 2019, Associate Professor of Work and Employment Relations, Dr Kate Hardy was featured in the Guardian discussing the gender injustice for sex workers.
In the article titled Why UK feminists should embrace sex worker rights, Dr Hardy looks at the development of informal labour rights in Argentina and the rising acceptance of Ammar (Argentina’s Women’s Sex Workers’ Union) within the mainstream labour movement. Women in Ammar are at the forefront of the growing feminist movement, taking the stage at assemblies and participating in national women’s meetings.
In the UK a significant number of women are turning to sex work due to public sector wage freezes and benefit sanctions, however “feminists in the UK have been slow to embrace sex workers as sisters in the struggle against gender and economic injustice”.