Twenty-five years after New Zealand's anti-nuclear policy was debated at the prestigious Oxford Union, our prostitution laws are taking centre stage.Click through for the whole article. Let's hope whoever writes the Stuff news quiz read this.
The Prostitutes Collective national co-ordinator, Catherine Healy, will enter the debating chamber in England next week, to argue that prostitution should be legalised.
Squaring off against her will be a top British policeman and a conservative American lobby group.
"The nerves will be a bit jittery. I'll need to calm down on the flight over," she said. "Every word matters, in the sense that I'll be representing what New Zealand and its law have meant for women."
...The prospect of a tough debate does not worry Ms Healy. She has fought for the rights of sex workers for years. A former teacher, she had been planning to head overseas before getting involved with the sex industry in the 1980s.
Prostitution became legal in New Zealand in 2003...
Sunday, 21 February 2010
at 3:16 pm by Julie
From Saturday's Dominion Post: