Kamala Emanuel

I attended the Ideas Left Outside conference in Ontario from July 29-August 1

I'm writing this contribution because the social and political feminist left, natural allies of sex workers fighting for their rights, can alienate sex workers if there is not a clear understanding of the stigma sex workers face, and how to counter it.

Since no job is exactly like any other job, what are we really asking when we ask is sex work “work like any other”? I think there are two important things that are being conveyed in the statement “sex work is work like any other work.”

The Socialist Alliance 10th National Conference adopted changes to our policies on sex workers’ rights and women’s liberation to spell out further our opposition to all forms of criminalisation of sex work and underscore the importance of sex workers organising for their rights being recognised as a matter of industrial justice. [The policy as amended can be found here.]

Rational argument by the world's most informed scientists have not been enough to convince the decision-makers of the coal, oil and gas giants to voluntarily stop holding a blow-torch to the planet; nor to persuade the political leaders of the Coalition, Labor or Greens to go beyond what is palatable.

Instead of slugging ordinary working families for hundreds of millions of dollars we should tax the super-rich, says Kamala Emanuel (WA Senate Candidate).

Safe access zones alone will not be enough to improve access to abortion, while the procedure remains in the criminal codes of those states and generally inaccessible through the public hospital system.

The Socialist Alliance has a vision for a better world — and we are running in the federal election to share that vision and help make it become a reality.

On International Women’s Day, March 8, 57 countries signed on to a United Nations’ statement calling for universal sexual and reproductive healthcare, including access to safe abortions, and comprehensive sexuality education.

Australia was not one of the signatories.

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