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HAT FORUM Sat April 7, OISE, 252 Bloor St West

HAT FORUM:  SAT APRIL 7, 11am - 1pm.
LOCATION: OISE, 252 Bloor Street W, Room 4-414   
TOPIC:  Do we trust  "market forces" to regulate sex work?
FACILITATOR:  Jodi Perrin

Decision of Ontario Court of Appeals:
In short, prostitution has been removed from the definition of "bawdy house," decriminalizing indoor prostitution. The "living on the avails" law has been clarified to criminalize only exploitative relationships. But the law against "communicating in public for the purpose of prostitution," or street solicitation, has been reinstated, maintaining the criminalization of some of the sex industry's most targeted workers.

How do we feel about this?
Do we trust the "market forces" to regulate sex work?
Why is it that the most vulnerable sex workers (poor, trans, gender-nonconforming and First Nations women) end up once again with little or no protection?
What is the difference between selling one's body to a John for $80 an hour and selling one's body to Macdonalds for $8 an hour?  Why $72 of course.    Come and discuss.

The Humanist Association of Toronto provides a focus of activities and discussion for Humanists in the Toronto area. Please note: HAT events are open to the public, and views expressed do not necessarily represent the official views of the Humanist Association of Toronto


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HAT meetings are free and open to members and the public. Call (416) 966-1361 for location information. ___________________________________________________
The Humanist Forum meets Saturday morning 11am-1pm.
The Monthly Meeting, is usually the second Saturday at 1:30pm; specifics should be found on this blog.
The Steering Committee meets the first Wednesday of each month, at 7pm.
The Book Group usually meets on the first Saturday afternoon of the month.