jueves, 6 de febrero de 2014

EU prostitution laws . Prostitución y leyes en la UE . Bibliografía

En estos enlaces se puede descargar un trabajo de investigación sobre la prostitución en la UE y las leyes de cada país. La investigadora denuncia como fue cuestionada por personas que defienden la ideología abolicionista. No es un caso aislado, pretenden que se ignore las diferentes relidades de la prostitución, cualquier inveestigación que pone de relieve otra realida diferente que no sea la trata y la esclavitud sexual es en el mejor de los casos cuestionada o hacen lo posible para que no se publiquen. A mi, en este sentido todavía no me afecta porque apenas he publicado nada en revistas "científicas" pero así como en algunas universidades hacen lo posible para que os alumnos puedan escucharme, ya me estoy encontrando que en otras ya consideran que "no es oportuno" que vaya a hablar sobre prostitución. 

EU prostitution laws
DOWNLOAD THE REPORT IN WORD:  EU prostitution laws
This is my work on EU member states’ laws on prostitution (the PDF version is for better printing because of its numerous tables). It should have been the first part of a report for the EU Commission that I was coordinating, compiling it with the help of other experts, but I was forced to retreat from the project because my work has been rendered impossible by the abolitionist stance of the Gender Equality division officers to whom I had to deliver the report. Their fanatism (personnally experienced during the only meeting we had in Brussel in late June – after lots of hostile and unreasonable comments on my written work) was deaf to all empirical research demonstrating that prostitution acts do not necessarily amount to violence against women, and that sex work is different from trafficking.
What I was to understand is that my role should be simply to give them reasons to justify the extension of the criminalization of clients to the whole EU. (I don’t know how they got this power over a document that was commissioned and should be presented to the EU Commission.) This is contrary to our national Sociological Association’s ethical chart, that prohibits us from being influenced in drawing our research conclusion by requests from committers – and I totally agree with this article.
The coordination role was given to Liz Kelly and Madeleine Coy.


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