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How to join the fight against sexual exploitation

Here are some practical suggestions as to how you can join the fight against sexual exploitation.

In the workplace

Inquire about your company’s code of practice, to see if it prohibits¬†the use/support of the sex industry, such as the entertaining of clients in strip clubs, etc. If your company does not have a code of practice ensure that one is developed.

Ensure that work-related hotel bookings discriminate against hotel chains that provide pay per view pornography.

At home

Have a pornography free home.

Have an internet filter activated to prevent children from accessing pornography. Children should not have unsupervised access to the internet.

Create your own anti-pornography blog.

If you are party to an ethical investment fund, inquire about their policy on using companies that may have ties to the sex industry, i.e.telecommunications, hotel chains, etc.

Use consumer power – boycott magazines that present negative images of sexuality for women and tell them why you have boycotted.

In the community

Check out some of the common myths about prostitution so that you can challenge those people who accept them

Oppose outdoor advertising for brothels and the sex industry.

Complain to the Advertising Standards Board about advertising that is demeaning to women.

Girlcott/boycott/complain about retailers selling any sex industry-related merchandise, eg t-shirts showing “bunny ears” etc.

Explain to family, friends, colleagues and acquaintances that buying sex industry merchandise promotes violence against women.

Girlcott/boycott/complain about gyms that offer pole dancing.

Girlcott/boycott/complain about airlines that offer ‘sex tour packages.’