Take Women off the Menu

OBJECT has just held it's 15th Annual General Meeting. We did some activism on the way to the venue. We took down 64 prostitution ads from 3 phone boxes on a main road in London.

 A sample of the prostitution ads that OBJECT removed from public phone boxes in London.

A sample of the prostitution ads that OBJECT removed from public phone boxes in London.

 64 prostitution ads, removed by OBJECT from just 3 public phone boxes.  Imagine how many phone boxes are in London?  How many of these advertisements litter the city as a whole?

64 prostitution ads, removed by OBJECT from just 3 public phone boxes.  Imagine how many phone boxes are in London?  How many of these advertisements litter the city as a whole?

These ads show women's bodies sold like meat on a menu, served up to be sexually abused by men.

 OBJECT created this 'menu' of women, to summarise the 'services' offered to men via prostitution ads.

OBJECT created this 'menu' of women, to summarise the 'services' offered to men via prostitution ads.

We OBJECT to the sale of women's bodies, advertised as if they were lifeless meals available for men to order and consume.

 

Recommended reading to provide food for thought:

 

For starters, sample this testimony from a survivor of the sex trade:

Moran, Rachel. (2013) Paid For: My Journey Through Prostitution.

 

Hungry for more? Nourish your mind with the following:

Banyard, Kat. (2016) Pimp State: Sex, Money and the Future of Equality.

Bindel, Julie. (2017) The Pimping of Prostitution: Abolishing the Sex Work Myth.

Dines, Gail. (2011) Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality.

Häggström, Simon. (2016) Shadow's Law: The True Story of a Swedish Detective Inspector Fighting Prostitution.

Raymond, Janice. (2013) Not a Choice, Not a Job: Exposing the Myths about Prostitution and the Global Sex Trade.

 

 

Written by Hannah Harrison with ideas and additions by Janice Williams.